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How One Lesbian Power Couple Is Raising Up a Baby Boy and a Killer Food Festival

Jenny Block | Posted 08.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

"I've adjusted my outlook on work. I still love it, but it can't be the only thing in my life."

How Two Women Fell In Love And Created Safer Spaces For LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices

While volunteering at a homeless shelter for women and children, Candice and Jaci witnessed things that motivated them to expand their own family. In ...

Social Security for Two: What Every LGBT Couple Needs to Know Now

David Rae | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes figuring out what the hell to do about Social Security. Retirement planning can be quite complicated for anyone, but the newness of Social Security options for LGBT couples find some of us unprepared.

What It Is Like Having an LGBT Parent: Let's Get the Facts Straight

Marisa Dameron | Posted 08.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Marisa Dameron

My father told me he was gay when I was 13. He said he had known ever since he was a little boy. Growing up Catholic in North Carolina during the 1960s did not present the most welcoming of circumstances for a gay man. For a lot of people, it is difficult to understand.

How One Man's Dead Grandmother Introduced Him To The Loves Of His Life

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Sometimes things happen as fate. Sometimes it takes hard work to make things happen. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let...

This Lesbian Is Considered A Father In Indiana (And An Amazing One At That)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices

It is often said that foster children are amazingly resilient. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family&tr...

Meet Two Of The First Gay Dads To Foster-To-Adopt In Florida

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices

In this installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, contributing writer Davi...

The Beautiful Story Of How One Lost Boy Found Two Moms

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Here is an inspiring Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment from contributing writer Eric Criswe...

Two Gay Fathers Open Up About How They Created Their Destined-To-Be Family

Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices

As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas! In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment...

This Is The Incredible Story Of A Trans Woman And Her Wife Adopting A Trans Teen

Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

If there was ever a couple who truly Let Love Define Family, it's Lauryn and Kerry Farris of San Antonio, Texas. Married as a cisgender straight coupl...

Great News For Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Reuters | By Shelby Sebens | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Scientists agree that children raised by same-sex couples are no worse off than children rai...

A Look At The Beautiful Unexpected Journey These Two Gay Men Took To Fatherhood

Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices

In this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, contributing writer Eric Criswell celeb...

Fisher-Price Wants You To Meet These Adorable LGBT Families

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Fisher-Price is hoping to increase the visibility of same-sex parents with a new, all-inclusive photo campaign. The toy company has teamed up with ...

The True Story Of How This Gay Couple Created Their Beautiful Family

Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Today, we introduce Eric, Jason and their son Justin in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series...

This Lesbian Couple Shares Joys And Struggles Of Creating Their Beautiful Forever Family

Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices

To celebrate National Foster Care Month, this installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series cont...

Love vs.Hate: Rally at the Supreme Court

Sidney Switzer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Switzer

On April 28th, I had the chance to go stand on the steps of the Supreme Court with my family to support same-sex couples' right to be legally married in every state.

My First Father-Daughter Dance: Standing Ground (#BaltimoreUprising)

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2015 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Last year at this time, my then first-grader asked me to take her to the father-daughter dance at her school repeatedly, and every time, my refusal made her cry. She begged and whined, "Why, Daddy, why?" What I was too ashamed to explain last year at this time was that I was afraid around other dads because I didn't look like a dad.

April is the Cruellest Month: The Approach of Mother's Day

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

We have grandmas, aunts, older female cousins and baby sitters. But there's no mother to receive the treasure trove of attention.

Here's The Beautiful Story Of Two Gay Men Changing Their Lives To Welcome Kids Into Their Family

Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, meet two men who are willing to change thei...

The Most Controversial Part Of The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage: Who Should Raise Kids?

USA Today | Richard Wolf | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON — It is perhaps the most controversial component of the national debate over same-sex marriage: Who should raise children? The judge w...

This Gay Man Refused To Take 'No' For An Answer And Finally Found His Own Beautiful Family

Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series demonstrates that sometimes “no” is ...

Here's How This Queer Couple Discovered 'The Power Of Family'

Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series introduces you to an amazing couple dedi...

These Two Dads Lived Through A 'Movie Of The Week Plot' To Finally Form Their Beautiful Family

Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices

From inexperienced father to scout leader, today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” seri...

Here Is The Beautiful Story Of One Lesbian's Journey From The Pentecostal Church To Motherhood

Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series tells the true story of one woman’s jo...

The Incredible Story Of What May Have Been The First Gay Man To Adopt A Child In California

Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s “Let Love Define Family™” series installment about a pioneering gay foster-adoptive parent is written by RaiseAChild.US contributing w...