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When My Maybe-Gay 8-Year-Old Son Stood Up for His 'Girls' Toy'

Julie Tarney | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

The sound of the doorbell was followed by echoing thumps of a basketball on the wooden floor of our front porch. I put my hand up as a visor against the glaring afternoon sun and recognized Louis, my 8-year-old son Harry's friend from across the street.

Mom Allegedly Killed 4-Year-Old Son Because She Thought He Was Gay

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

An Oregon mother is facing murder charges after allegedly subjecting her 4-year-old son to deadly beatings because she thought he was gay. As the ...

An Urgent Warning to All Parents: This Gay Man Is Targeting Your Children

Noah Michelson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

I don't want you to walk away from this letter thinking that I'm not targeting your children. I most certainly am. Here are just a few things I want your kids to know.

WATCH: Vintage Halloween Footage Shows 8-Year-Old As Mrs. Doubtfire

Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Writer Marty Maguire shares this adorable footage of himself as an 8-year-old boy, circa 1994, dressing up in drag as Mrs. Doubtfire for Halloween. ...

The Woman Whose Story Inspired 'Philomena' Talks About Her Gay Son

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The woman whose story inspired "Philomena," the new film which just landed actress Judi Dench an Oscar nod, is speaking out about the experience. ...

Sissy Boy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

What I admire is seeing a boy who is effeminate remain that way into adulthood. I am a college professor, and I see male students who are just as nancy and fay as can be. I admire their strength. If I had not trained myself to be more "normal," would I have been more like them?

'Hey, Mom, I'm Gay'

Dayna Steele | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Dayna Steele

"I'm gay," my 16-year-old son blurted out. Actually, he texted it following a teenage tantrum about something totally unrelated to sexual orientation.

Stop Waiting for My Gay Son to Change

Amelia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

Part of me gets it. Kids go through phases when it comes to what they like. But the Darren Criss thing? That one hasn't gone anywhere. And I get how unusual it is to see such a young child identifying as gay. But another part of me gets really tired of having this conversation.

Pundit Would Tell His Child That Being Gay Is 'A Road Of Destruction And Death' If They Came Out

Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer followed in the footsteps of fellow conservative Pat Robertson in offering "advice" to the parents of ...

When Your 7-Year-Old Son Says, 'I Want to Be Gay'

Amelia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

My middle son was tired, so he was nestled against my chest as I floated on my back. "Mom," he said, breaking the silence, "I want to be gay." This was unexpected. My middle son had never had boy crushes like my older kid, and last year he wanted to marry a female classmate.

Best-Selling Author Reveals How She Discussed Sex With Her Gay Son

Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Author Suzanne Brockmann joined HuffPost Live for a candid conversation on how she dealt with raising a gay son. Brockmann, whose books include th...

Magic Johnson's Wife On Their Gay Son: 'A Mother Kinda Knows These Things'

Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Magic Johnson's wife Cookie spoke at length about her son E.J.'s public coming out in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. "We had already de...

Boys and Girls and Their Prince Charmings

Amelia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

My son's romantic feelings toward a gay male character raise eyebrows. People worry about it being too adult and wonder what my son could possibly know about sex. But these are never things we worry about when little girls want to be Cinderella and profess their love for Prince Charming.

DOMA Pioneer Receives Top Gay Honor In NYC

Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Marriage equality advocate Edie Windsor took home top honors at the 2013 PFLAG NYC Awards Dinner. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plantiff nabb...

Pages From the Penis Book: My (Possibly Shocking) Sexual Life as a Gay Child

Noah Michelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

Something must have been off when my mother was pregnant with me. What else could explain why, from the day I was born, all I've ever been able to think about is having sex with men?

What Happened When My Son Came Out... as Straight

Lori Duron | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Lori Duron

By trying to eliminate the need for a gay son to come out, I created an environment where a straight son felt the need to come out. As I try to learn from my mother's mistakes, I may be making some new ones of my own. I guess that's how it goes with parenting.

Parents Of Gay Kids Face These Common Fears

Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com I'm a parent. A damn good one if I do say so myself. Sure, I came out of the closet late in life. Went through a...

Mourning the Dad Who Died Before He Could Accept His Gay Son

Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Ryan Buxton

I always assumed the years of hiding my truth from my dad didn't matter, that once I came out to him we'd have all the time in the world to reconcile our opposing viewpoints. Instead, closure was another thing we didn't get to share.

Is This Pennsylvania Man's Home Being Vandalized Because Daughter Is Gay?

Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania man says he believes his home is being targeted by vandals because his daughter is openly gay. As WPXI Channel 11 reports, John Nam...

Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love Our Gay Son

Linda Robertson | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

We told our son that he had to choose between Jesus and his sexuality. Choosing God, practically, meant living a lifetime condemned to being alone. So, just before his 18th birthday, Ryan, depressed, suicidal and disillusioned, made a new choice.

Noah Michelson

Amelia, Mother Of Young Gay Son, Opens Up About Her Unexpected New Life In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Noah Michelson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Almost two years ago, a mother posted a blog on Tumblr about her then 6-year-old son telling her that he had a crush on Blaine, a gay character on the...

The Life Lessons A Straight Father Taught His Gay Son

Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com At 19, I came out of the closet to my parents. It was a shock, but not a surprise. At the time, I wasn't quite r...

When My Son Met His 'Boyfriend,' Darren Criss (PHOTO)

Amelia | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

What could I say to this young man who meant so much to my kid, this young man who, by playing a television character, had helped lead my son to tell me about his orientation and, by extension, helped change the trajectory of my own life toward activism?

What I'd Say To A Parent With A Gay Child, From Jane Lynch (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Jane Lynch gave advice to parents with gay children when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo this week. It can be so difficult to come out to your fam...

WATCH: Controversial New Ad Shows Parents Learning Their Unborn Baby Will Be A Lesbian

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Imagine getting an ultrasound for your soon-to-be born child and instead of being told his or her gender, you're told your child's sexuality. In a ...