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Same Sex Parenting

Meet The Animated Gay Dads Who'll Make Their Nickelodeon Debut

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Nickelodeon is set to break fresh ground by introducing a married, biracial gay couple on Wednesday’s episode of the animated series, “The Loud Ho...

Straight Parents Answer Questions That Gay Parents Get Asked

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“How did you have your children?” is a pretty awkward question for any parent to answer, though it’s a question most often directed to gay paren...

Gay Dads Recall The Journey To Parenthood In Heartwarming Allstate Ad

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With 2015 winding to a close, two gay men reflect on the milestone of becoming first-time parents in this heartwarming ad for Allstate Insurance. The...

Two Years On...

Marc Leandro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Leandro

On June 9th, my twin sons will turn two years old. It's only slightly less opaque after two years, but I've made an observation or two, some of which apply to two-dad families and some of which apply to most anyone.

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

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

5 Tips for Managing the Logistics of Same-Sex Parenting of Blended Families

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

Here are some ideas and examples from my dissolved and reconstituted same-sex-parents-headed family that can help parents in different households avoid feeling like one is "primary" and the other is, well, "other."

Same-Sex Couples Are Ready to Get Married, but Maybe Not Divorced

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

I'd like to think that gay and lesbian marriages are different, held together just a little more tightly by an extra dose of fairy dust and pink unicorn karma, but, alas, I don't think that's true.

Lesbian Mom On The Most Important Parenting Lessons She's Learned

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Mary Malia for YourTango.com No girl starts life thinking, "I'm going to be a lesbian mom when I grow up!" As a child, if you're thinking about...

When 'Mama' Is Her First Word

Doug Rigg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Doug Rigg

After the "M" bomb went off, a barrage of questions entered my already crowded brain, questions I'm sure many gay dads have pondered: How are we going to explain our unique family to our daughter? How do we explain the concept of having a biological mother who is not actually her parent?

The Well-Charted Waters Of Same-Sex Parenting

Paul M. Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul M. Smith

During the Supreme Court arguments in the Proposition 8 case last week, there seemed to be some confusion about the social science evidence concerning same-sex parents and their ability to raise children, but there is no "disagreement" among the experts about what the research says.

An Unexpected Benefit For Gay Parents?

YourTango | Michelle Toglia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Same-sex couples can get nearly $13K for second-parent adoption, but are still denied other benefits. While legally wed same-sex couples are still ...

The Minnesota 'Modern Family'

Elliott Flies | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elliott Flies

After my son's third birthday party, his best friend began to cry. When his mother asked him what was wrong, he said, "I want two dads just like Isaac has!" That was the first moment when I realized my family was unique.

Are Two Dads Better Than None?

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

Parents should be judged on their parenting, not on their sexuality. If I were a kid living in care, I'd much rather have two dads who want me, love me and work two and half years to prove to some strangers that they can care for me than a mother and a father whose lives I'm simply a part of.

LGBT Activists, Let's Take Back 'Pro-Family'

Padraig McCoid | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Padraig McCoid

When same-sex couples are given the opportunity to raise a family, we see it as a privilege. We are fighting to make the formation of families with all legal protections a right, not a privilege. It's time we reclaim the label "pro-family," because we have the protection of all families in mind.

An Overdue Apology To Moms, From A Fitness Guru

Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

More than one new mother will feel vindicated by her admission to People that she hadn't been to the gym for two weeks, and she'd started drinking coffee again after two years of abstaining from caffeine. And that's not all...

One Million Moms Condemns JCPenney Again For 'Lesbian' Mother's Day Photo

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Does the notorious anti-gay group One Million Moms have a personal vendetta against JCPenney? It would certainly seem that way, as just months afte...

Friends With Kids -- In Real Life

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.09.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I hoped the boy wouldn't end up with the girl, but rather they would end up with other people. Alone would be fine with me, too. And I hoped that this non-happy ending would send viewers out of the theater smiling, because it really wouldn't be unhappy at all.

Senator Introduces Bill Allowing Catholic Charities To Refuse Gay Adoptions

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) on Wednesday filed legislation that would amend the state's civil union law to allow Catholic Chariti...