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These Two Dads Share The Story Of How They Created Their Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer Voices

To see Steve Ledoux and Mark Becktold with their kids, you would naturally assume they had been planning for this moment all of their lives. But for t...

These Two Men Gave Up A Big City Dream For Their Dream Of A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices

After trying parenthood Brian Blythe and John Kristiansen thought they didn’t get the part; however, they got called in for a second audition. In th...

Family Planning Options For LGBT Couples

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.

How Growing Up With Two Dads Shaped This Diver's Olympic Dreams

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices

Olympic diving hopeful Jordan Windle looks back on his experience growing up with two dads in a new docuseries. Debuting June 28 on Lifetime, "Gold Me...

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

What Parents Of Straight Kids Will Never Understand About Orlando

YourTango | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Think you know what it's like to be the parent of an LGBTQ kid? Think again. I finally cried this morning. My friend Cathy reached out to ask how my h...

Here's The Beautiful Story Of How These Dads Created Their Family Over 3 Decades

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s installment of the Huffington Post Queer Voices RaiseAChild.US "‎Let Love Define Family®" series, and in honor of Father’s Day, ...

A Gay Dad's Open Letter To Donald Trump

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices

I woke Sunday morning to my phone chirping that a new text message had arrived. It was from my radio show co-host, Steph Taylor inviting me to a vigil...

We Are All Orlando

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

Innocent, vibrant lives were taken far too early. Bright lights of hope for a better, more loving tomorrow snuffed out in the blink of an eye and in the muzzle flash of an AR-15.

Coming Out Again... and Again... and Again

Laila Ibrahim | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Laila Ibrahim

We talk about coming out as if it's something you only do once. In my experience it's an ongoing part of life. Sometimes it's easy, and other times it makes my stomach flutter.

Parenting While Bisexual

Heron Greenesmith | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Heron Greenesmith

Research shows that bisexual parents face particular challenges unique from those faced by gay, lesbian, and heterosexual parents, like erasure, invisibility and discrimination.

The Donor Talk: When Kids Have a Sperm Donor

Jen Bauer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Jen Bauer

All three of our kids were conceived using sperm from the same anonymous open donor. We had a lot of reasons for choosing our donor, ranging from the ...

These Gay Dads Prove You're Never Too Old To Start Your Own Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s RaiseAChild “Let Love Define Family®” series installment for Huffington Post Queer Voices, contributing writer David Humiston sp...

These Dads Reveal How They Created Their Beautiful 'Forever Family' On A Farm

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.31.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s RaiseAChild “Let Love Define Family®” series installment for Huffington Post Queer Voices, contributing writer Eric Criswell spo...

The Dreaded Phone Call

Trystan Angel Reese | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Trystan Angel Reese

The Vice Principal at our son's school called to tell us Riley had gotten in trouble for pulling on a female classmate's pants. He hadn't pulled them down, mind you, but her parents were very upset when she told them the story, and they brought it directly to the principal the next day.

Transphobia in Mississippi

LD Thompson | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices
LD Thompson

The bias in Mississippi is stunning. Here we have a lovely, talented teenager who, because she was not gender conforming, was judged as mentally unstable, academically incompetent and behaviorally unmanageable.

Diversity Is the Best Gift I Can Give My Daughter

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

I hid who I was for the greater part of my adolescence, and it wounded my soul. I'm a parent now. We are living in different times, and after having gone through it, I make it a point to let my daughter know she can be herself and will not be judged for it.

This Church Is Helping To Create Beautiful Families Like This One

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Few churches throughout the United States have as long or as solid of a reputation for respecting, accepting and supporting its LGBT parishioners as A...

5 Ways To Help Moms In Need This Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact

This Mother’s Day, let's honor moms all over -- including those who might wish they had more to offer their kids. Here are ways to lend a hand: 1. S...

Thank U Prince, for Saving My Life in High School

Brent Almond | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

It wasn't until Prince's death, as I relived his music's impact at various times in my life, that I placed that night in the midst of those dark months of bullying and hopelessness.

Here's Some Advice For LGBT Parents On How To Pick A School For Your Kids

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.01.2016 | Queer Voices

When Brandy and Susan went on the hunt for preschools for their daughter, they had to consider the fact that they were a two-mom family. In Los Angel...

Top Concerns for Gay Men Considering International Surrogacy

Eric Rosswood | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Rosswood

While it's important to seek the advice of agencies, lawyers, and professionals, it's also important to hear real stories from other people who already went through the experience.

Exile in Tweenville: A Lesbian Single Mom, Raising Boys

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

As a lesbian solo mom raising two boys, often I feel like an anthropologist dropped into an unfamiliar culture, scrambling to understand their rituals. But I'm not just an observer here. I need to understand the ins and outs of Boyville.

Meet Two Gay Dads Whose Life Plans Totally Changed Because Of Love

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.08.2016 | Queer Voices

“Some of the most heartfelt, and life-changing thoughts are often expressed without words,” wrote RaiseAChild contributing writer David Humiston w...

Honey Maid's New 'Wholesome' Ad Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.06.2016 | Queer Voices

Honey Maid continues to break boundaries and open hearts with its stunning "This Is Wholesome" campaign. Titled "Mis Hijos" (or "My Children"), the g...