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Gay Couple Win Custody Battle Against Surrogate Mother In Thailand

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices

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What Do Your Kids Call You, Lesbian Moms?

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.15.2016 | Queer Voices

In their latest YouTube video, Brandy and Susan of The Next Family discussed an important aspect of same-sex parenting: what kids call their parents. ...

5 Gay And Lesbian Parenting Myths Debunked

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.07.2016 | Queer Voices

HowStuffWorks is an education website that answers questions about the world around you and last week, they took on gay parenting myths. Though many p...

Greg Berlanti Reveals BIG News Via Instagram

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Greg Berlanti is a father! The out Hollywood film and television writer-producer, 43, welcomed his first son, Caleb Gene Berlanti, via surrogate on F...

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...

My Day in Court: Testifying in Mississippi Regarding My Mothers' Adoption Lawsuit

Hudson Garner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Hudson Garner

My parents took a huge step not only for themselves, but also for many other gay couples all around the world. They made history and I couldn't be more proud of them.

Lesbian Moms Sue North Carolina To Update Birth Certificates

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A same-sex couple is suing North Carolina to force officials to put both women's names on their children's birth certificates. ...

Arkansas Begins Listing Some Same-Sex Parents On Birth Certificates

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.05.2015 | Politics

Arkansas's largest county is now listing some same-sex parents on birth certificates, a shift in policy from earlier this week and a move that goes ag...

Over the River With Two Dads: An Interview With Author Linda Ashman

Thomas McMillen-Oakley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thomas McMillen-Oakley

"We wanted the characters to be diverse in multiple ways so that lots of kids (and adults) would recognize themselves and their families in the illustrations."

This Little Girl Just Told One Million Moms What We've All Been Thinking

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One Million Moms is no match for 11-year-old Amaya. Last month, the hate group launched an anti-gay attack on Mattel after the company featured Amaya...

LDS Church Shuns Kids of Same-sex Parents

Marina Gomberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marina Gomberg

Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints drew a line in the sand for children of same-sex couples denying them membership and inclusion in their church.

'Family Is Family': Why Intel's New Adoption & Fertility Policies Are a Step in the Right Direction

Elizabeth Yuko | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Yuko

This week Intel announced new job benefit policies that include tripling their adoption assistance program, and quadrupling their fertility coverage, noting, "family is family -- no matter what it looks like."

Why Mike Huckabee Is Choking On Those Rainbow Doritos

Rob Watson | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

My sons love Doritos. Jesse is a Nachos Doritos guy, and Jason, always his own man, loves the Ranch flavored. I love the It Gets Better Project. They ...

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...

Get An Inside Look At Nate Berkus' Amazing New York Apartment

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

Designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are clearly living the dream. Posing with their adorable new daughter, Poppy, the handsome couple showcases t...

Gay American Couple Battles Over Surrogate Baby In Thailand

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A gay couple from the United States said on Wednesday their lives were being "destroyed" after a Thai surrogate mother refused to ...

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...

Gay Man Recalls Homophobic Nurse Trying to Sabotage Baby's Adoption by Him and His Partner (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-06-25-1435271017-7457709-2015062414351739227415368AndyMillersmall.jpgWhile the birth mother was resting with the baby, Andy and his partner took a break from the hospital to get some food. When they returned from eating, they had a flurry of phone messages from the mother, crying and urging them to get back soon. A nurse had been questioning her about her decision to let a gay couple adopt her baby.

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 ...

Is Becoming American Really Such A Big Deal?

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ido Bendet-Taicher

When my daughter tells me that she is more American than I am because she was born here and I wasn't, I respond that I actually think the opposite is true - that because I made the choice to become American, I am more American then she is. I made the choice to leave my past behind and asked to become a U.S. citizen, while she was given citizenship at birth. I never planned to leave my past behind and I didn't have a childhood dream to become American, but yet, I did end up doing this, so, how did I get here?

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...

Why Getting Married Is So Gay

Eli Bendet-Taicher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eli Bendet-Taicher

I remember the late '90s. I was fresh out of the closet, a teenage, single, gay guy who was going out clubbing every weekend. 90% of my friends were single, gay guys and I was frequently on the dating market. That's how I saw most young gays living their lives back in those days. It was not yet legal for two men to get married, and usually same-sex families were out of public sight. Fast-forward 10 years later. I was married to my husband, Ido, we were pregnant with our first daughter, and 90% of our friends were married, straight couples. Our date nights involved staying at home, watching a movie on a 40-inch television screen in our own living room. How did we end up there?? I always wondered when this transition to the good ol' typical American family started.