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Coming Out and Being Out as a Lesbian Mom

Dana Rudolph | Posted 10.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Rudolph

I came out well before I became a parent, but even being out from day one of parenthood doesn't mean visibility is easy.

Inside The Life Of One Of YouTube's Most Recognizable Queer Families

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ebody and Denise are a pair of same-sex moms who document their lives with daughter Olivia through their popular YouTube channel OliviaHas2Mom. PBS Di...

Librarian Creates 'Books for Kids in Gay Families' Website

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

When I discovered that my book, Rumplepimple, had been included in the Books for Kids in Gay Families list I was first thrilled, and then intrigued. I decided to ask her a few questions about how the whole thing came about. Here are her responses

Hillary Clinton Can Maybe, Barely, Tolerate Your Family

Corey Prachniak | Posted 10.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Corey Prachniak

What Clinton does not get is that being an advocate, or even simply an ally, means more than begrudgingly taking down the "do not enter" signs on society's institutions. It means actually helping to hold the door open and let people in.

Leading Midwife's Deleted Comment Displays Trans Hatred

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 09.22.2016 | Parents
Trevor MacDonald

I can say from personal experience that being a guy with a beard, a low voice and a pregnant belly does not constitute conforming to sex-role stereotypes in our society.

This Couple Sold Everything They Owned And Moved 3,000 Miles To Create A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jennifer and Kandy Russell-Digilio were so determined to have a family, they moved nearly 3,000 miles to do just that. In this Huffington Post Gay Voi...

FABRICATIONS: Making Maternity Wear Accessible For Masculine-Presenting Queer Parents

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the thirteenth installment in a series titled "FABRICATIONS" that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion ...

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

Jenny Block | Posted 08.29.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 08.20.2016 | Queer 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 08.14.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

The Beautiful Story Of How One Lost Boy Found Two Moms

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 06.24.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 05.07.2016 | Queer 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 05.03.2016 | Queer 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 05.01.2016 | 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.