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Children of Same Sex Parents

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

Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.05.2014 | 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...

Did A School Discriminate Against Sixth Grader With Two Moms?

Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

The lesbian moms of a Maine-based sixth grader are crying foul after they say their 12-year-old daughter's essay about the benefits of having same-sex...

Not the Same or Different: A Better Way to Look at LGBT-headed Families

Melinda Blau | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Melinda Blau

LGBT parents aren't necessarily "better," but the fact that so many of their children seem to be resilient enough to deal with whatever life throws at them is a testament to both the individuals and their relationships.

Children of Same-Sex Couples Unite!

Ariel Chesler | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Ariel Chesler

Opponents of same-sex marriage in Utah and Michigan maintain that children of same-sex couples do not fare as well as those raised by married heterosexuals. This would be laughable if it did not have the potential to cause even further damage to children like me.

Same-Sex Parents Defended At Michigan's Gay Marriage Trial

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A sociologist testifying Wednesday at Michigan's gay-marriage trial said children raised by same-sex parents suffer no handicap when ...

In the Sandbox

Dana Rudolph | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

The boy tried a different question: "What's your dad's name?" I kept silent, wanting to see how my son handled it. He paused for just a second to think. "Well, that's Mommy," he explained, gesturing to me. "And the other one's Momma, but she's at work now."

Pride Marchers vs. the 'Christians'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

When I was 8, my moms and I attended a pride march. We were marching with our rainbows and chanting, "We're here, we're queer, get used to it!" From across a waist-high barricade, the "Christians" responded, "You're here, you're queer, you won't be here next year!" So ominous.

The Great Mystery of Straight People

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Of course, straight people were everywhere, but when they were on TV, they weren't real to me, and when they were my friends' parents, they weren't sexy to me. Young English teachers and comedy actors in movies, however, seemed both real and sexy to me.

Our Families Are Making History

Steve Majors | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Majors

It's taken more than three decades for families like mine to be recognized. Thirty years ago, I was at an age where I was pretty certain that I was gay, but at the time, I never could have predicted that I would one day be among 3 million parents in our country who are LGBT.

Gay Parents Are Like '5-Year-Olds Who Think They Can Drive,' Pundit Claims

Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

A Chicago-based Christian leader has sparked national controversy with some eyebrow-raising remarks about gay and lesbian parents. While participa...

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

Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay 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...

Seeking My Anonymous Sperm-Donor Father

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 12.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I did once seek out my biological father. A front-page article had hit The New York Times, and I was suddenly spammed by 6,000 well-meaning friends emailing me about DonorSiblingRegistry.com.

'Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?!' NOM Continues to Peddle Hysteria

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

Organizations such as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continue to claim that children with gay parents suffer severe emotional and mental abuse, even going so far as to argue that they are more likely to become child molesters than children raised by heterosexual parents.

The Gayest Weekend Ever (PHOTOS)

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Baudouin

There's so much to be said about the road leading up to your aunts and your moms getting married in the same weekend, from pretending your mom was straight so that you could get through seventh grade to coming out yourself to a tribe of first-generation lesbians.

Being a Part of The Next Generation of Equality Activists

Daniel Raphael | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Raphael

All my life, I have been raised by lesbians who have been together for 32 years and I assumed most people accepted it. It was not until I got older that I witnessed the kinds of discrimination that gay Americans are subjected to.

'What Do You Call Your Moms?'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

This question is difficult, because it is both personal and political. This feels to me like the sophisticated version of the needling question "but which one is your real mom?" except of course this question, about who gets to be called "Mommy," is more legitimate.

Why Are Gay Parents Still Struggling For Acceptance, Post-DOMA?

Posted 07.27.2013 | Gay Voices

By Samantha Escobar for YourTango.com Last month, we reached two big milestones in the gay rights movement: the overturning of DOMA and Prop 8. Wh...

When 'Mama' Is Her First Word

Doug Rigg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay 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?

Dear God, It's Just Gay Marriage!

David Abbitt | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
David Abbitt

The joke goes that gays should be allowed to marry so that they can be as miserable as everyone else. The real joke is that gays already know what it's like to be as miserable as everyone else; it's just taken this long for almost everyone else to realize that they are no different.

The Arsenal Is Empty

Jason Howe | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

Any Supreme Court victory for backers of Prop 8 and DOMA will be a Pyrrhic one. One by one, their arguments have been exposed as falsehoods and have no power as American society moves toward full acceptance of LGBT rights. Their arsenal is empty.

Lesbian Moms Allegedly Denied A Family Membership At Children's Museum

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A Florida-based lesbian couple is crying foul after a local museum allegedly refused to offer them the standard price of a family membership. Kare...

WATCH: Teen Stuns Nevada Assembly With Heartbreaking Gay Marriage Speech

Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Footage of a Nevada teen's impassioned gay marriage plea is making the blogosphere rounds. As Towleroad reports, 18-year-old Riley Roberts defende...

Great News For Brazil's LGBT Community

AP | Posted 05.09.2013 | Gay Voices

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil is guaranteeing homosexual couples' right to access assisted fertilization. The wording of the an earlier decree governing...

The Education Department's Hat Tip To Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.30.2013 | College

Students applying for federal student aid in 2014 will fill out a slightly different form than previous applicants. Rather than being able to report o...

WATCH: Elton John Reveals Famous Godmother Of His Second Son

Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Elton John and his husband David Furnish shed some light on their parenting methods in a new interview with Extra TV. The Rocket Man, 66, said tha...