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Here Is The Beautiful Story Of One Lesbian's Journey From The Pentecostal Church To Motherhood

Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series tells the true story of one woman’s jo...

The Incredible Story Of What May Have Been The First Gay Man To Adopt A Child In California

Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s “Let Love Define Family™” series installment about a pioneering gay foster-adoptive parent is written by RaiseAChild.US contributing w...

Daughter of Same-Sex Couple Powerfully Responds to Woman Who Lashed Out Against Gay Parenting

Sidney Switzer | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Switzer

I have worked for years educating the gay and straight community alike that my family structure is just as good for raising children as any other, so I feel the need to respond to Heather Barwick, a daughter of gay moms, who believes her family structure (my family structure) was detrimental to her upbringing.

How I'm Learning To Celebrate My Son's Fearlessness

Andy Miller | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Andy Miller

We wanted a son who didn't look at the world and feel fear, and I guess this is what it looks like.

Thinking About Becoming A Gay Dad? Here Are Some Invaluable Resources

Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series explores a few of the burgeoning resourc...

What Happens When A Career-Driven Gay Couple Decides To Start A Family?

Posted 03.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s story in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series explores the challenges one career-oriented LG...

Where Do Gay Dads Fit Into 'Amazon Mom'?

Brent Almond | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Being a two-dad family, it was a little annoying to see yet one more thing that made us feel invisible. However, we were still jumping through hoops to complete our adoption, and advocating in our home state to legalize same-sex marriage. We had more important battles to wage.

These Two Gay Moms Share The Beautiful Story Of How They Came To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a couple who finds joy and meaning in ...

Why Father's Day Is Extra Significant For These Two Dads

Posted 02.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features a military couple’s journey to paren...

This Gay Couple Adopted Their Gay Son After Reading Tragic News Stories About LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, Patrick Roth and Wade Holmes share how read...

This Gay Texan Couple Shares The Story Of How Their Beautiful Family Formed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.06.2015 | Gay Voices

From rationing sugary snacks to lying on the floor with the kids playing with Legos, the couple featured in today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices Raise...

Barilla and Gay Families: 18 Months Later, Does the Pasta Company Really Care? (VIDEO)

Jordan Bayne | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Jordan Bayne

In summer 2014 Barilla launched a contest calling for content creators to submit work under 60 seconds that reflected their new diversity campaign. I felt strongly compelled to create a commercial testing their commitment to a more inclusive ad campaign. In fact, my submission was the only one that confronted them face-to-face with a gay family.

This Incredible Camp Is Creating Spaces For Trans And Gender-Nonconforming Kids

Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices

In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment we talk with Nick Teich, whose personal journey l...

'The Best Thing Is To See How Much Love Can Do For A Human Being'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series spotlights the Tatom-Scharer family, who moved from South C...

How Having A 'Sense Of Doom' Has Helped This Gay Man Become A Good Father

James Nichols | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices

This Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment features an interview with Kergan Edwards-Stout, an ...

Meet The Gay Man (And His Beautiful Kids) Who Fought To Make Gay Adoption Legal In Florida

Posted 01.09.2015 | Gay Voices

In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, I spoke with Robert Lamarche, LCSW, JD, who, alo...

How A Football Game Changed Inspired This Man To Build A Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices

To start the New Year’s weekly Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, Rich Valenza shares a personal stor...

Meet The Incredible Woman That Is Fighting To Create LGBT Acceptance In The Mormon Church

Posted 12.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Of the 75 or so articles that RaiseAChild.US wrote this year for our Huffington Post Gay Voices “Let Love Define Family™” series, the readers’...

Meet Bill And Brian's Beautiful Family

Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series takes us to the Florida home of two men who met ten years a...

First Gay Couple To Be Featured On 'A Home For The Holidays' CBS Special

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s installment is a special addition to the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” weekly series. When I...

Children Of LGBT Couples Share Their Experiences Growing Up

Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series looks at the health and well-being of c...

These Two Dads Share The Story Of How Musicals Have Shaped Their Beautiful Family

Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices

As we approach the holiday season, the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series continues to bring you heartwa...

What I Really Want for Christmas: How to Tell Your Family You're Having Kids!

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

There are many treatment options today for gay and lesbian family building, and sharing your plans with loved ones during the holidays can help muster their support and engage them in the process. Whatever your situation, here are some suggestions for those first conversations.

These Two Dads In Rural Pennsylvania Are Changing Minds About Gay Families

Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Today’s “Let Love Define Family™” series installment is written by RaiseAChild.US contributing writer, David Humiston of Pittsburgh, Pennsylva...

These Two Women Unexpectedly Found Each Other... And Then Made A Beautiful Family

Posted 11.28.2014 | Gay Voices

November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in the Huf...