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Queer Families

It's Time to Queer Our Taxes

Meghan Maury | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Meghan Maury

While more states are recognizing same-sex couples' right to marry, there is still an enormous amount of work to be done to secure social justice for all. Ensuring that our families are recognized by the federal tax code is a queer issue. Updating our tax code must remain a key component of advancing freedom, equality, and justice for LGBTQ people.

LOOK: This Is What A Queer Family Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with ...

Gay Father Whose Beautiful Photo Of His Family Inspired Outrage Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices

In January of this year, two gay fathers made waves across the Internet with a simple photo of the pair helping two of their three children get ready ...

HuffPost Gay Voices Nabs Huge Honor

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Gay Voices had the honor of receiving an award from Our Family Coalition, an organization that advocates for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi...

Gay Dads Raise A Baby In Paradise, Inspire Parents Everywhere (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Doug Rigg's Instagram feed has us wondering why we don't all raise our children in paradise. Rigg and his partner, Bill Markevitch, live in Honolu...

You'll Never Believe Why This Photo Has Some People Outraged

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A photo of two gay fathers has gone viral on the Internet -- but maybe not for the reasons that you would expect. Kordale and Kaleb are two proud d...

LOOK: Showing The World That 'Love Is Love'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

"Love Is Love" is a large-scale photography project from Mitch Kitter and Shalem Mathew that seeks to document the love and commitment of lesbian, gay...

Deciphering Hate Speech: How Coded Words Like 'Family' Breed Contempt

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

Usually hate speech is pretty direct. A good example is the Web address for the Westboro Baptist Church. But sometimes hate speech isn't direct at all. It may even be a little bit involved. Consider, for example, how anti-LGBTQ organizations use the word "family."

Why Gay Marriage May Not Be the Best Thing for Queer Families

Kimberly Dark | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

I want the children of queer families to have all the rights and privileges that other kids have, but we need to be careful how we get there. Largely, it's been by arguing that we're "normal," just gay. I think we should model higher aspirations for our children than being seen as "just like everyone else."

Queer Family Liberation: What's Next?

Terry Boggis | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Terry Boggis

What is urgently needed for LGBT families and all those other messy, complicated, variegated families out there are social and legal protections that support all kinds of families, not only those headed by two cohabiting married people -- gay or straight.

My Queer Family

Patrick RichardsFink | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Patrick RichardsFink

My family is one of many LGBT families. It's a mixed-orientation marriage, because I'm bi and she's straight. My child has not declared a sexual orientation. Through a queer lens, my family is internally diverse, not only in our sexual orientations but in just about everything.

An Invitation to Queer Parenting

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

My mother may continue to cringe at the word "queer," but I invite you to consider the idea that queerness can be a pretty good thing. In the broad sense of the word, every person who has ever gone against social norms and values in order to improve them is queer.

'Evan's Two Moms' Revisited 20 Years Later

Evan Casper-Futterman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Evan Casper-Futterman

As the 20th anniversary of what my family calls "Adoption Day" came and went this spring, I have been thinking about the promising changes in society's attitudes toward families like ours and relationships like my moms'. The promise of the future, however, is not without some peril.