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Gay Dads

Why I Write as a 'Gay Dad' Rather Than Simply as a 'Dad'

Rob Watson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

A fellow blogger and supporter of equal rights sent me a text that read, "Where does the battle end? Isn't the ultimate victory call to call yourself a dad -- without a qualifier?" Here is my response, to him and to the world.

A Gay Dad's Open Letter To Newly Out Ian Thorpe

Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Last weekend, Ian Thorpe, who Australian politician Penny Wong called her country’s “greatest Olympian,” came...

'He Doesn't Have a Mom... Because She's Dead'

Brent Almond | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

My instinct was to defend and protect my cub, to nip the lies in the bud and reinforce them with truth. However, I realized that I'd been granted a rare glimpse into my child's daily life -- and that 99% of these situations will take place when I'm not around.

From a Child of a Gay Dad: Who Cares If Gays and Lesbians Make Better Parents?

Travis Knoll | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Travis Knoll

Last week a new study reported that children raised by same-sex couples fare even better than those raised in normal biological families. Despite these positive conclusions, the study hurts the gay community by shifting the debate from one of inalienable rights to one of rights based on equal or superior performance.

Did I Forget to Mention My Dad Is Gay?

Xesenia Maurice | Posted 06.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Xesenia Maurice

I don't think of him as a "gay dad." I see him as the man who was strong enough to overcome many obstacles, including addiction, so that he could take care of his brothers and sisters, a man loving enough to raise me as his own even though he is only my guardian by law.

5 Ways To Be A Great Gay Dad

Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Light up the charcoals, be respectfully quiet at the tee box, and don't forget to chill the six-packs. It's time...

Michelangelo Signorile

The Heartbreaking Story Of Two Gay Dads Denied Parenthood Of Their Own Twins

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices

It’s heartbreaking to think that a state has erased the parents of children and put a family in legal jeopardy, simply because of discrimination aga...

25 Reasons Having Gay Dads Is Awesome!

Brent Almond | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Let's celebrate what makes gay dads unique, as well as what makes them as equally awesome as all the other active, engaged and loving fathers out there.

From Caskets to Cradles: Miracles for Gay Men That Would Have Been Insane a Few Years Ago

Stuart Bell | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Bell

If you had told me in 1991, when funerals were as much a part of my social life as fraternity parties had been a year earlier, that someday I would be helping men with HIV have babies of their own, I would have laughed in your face. But that's exactly what I am doing today.

LOOK: Hallmark's Groundbreaking Move For Gay Dads On Father's Day

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Just in time for Father's Day, Hallmark is honoring children with two dads with a special eCard. Created by transgender artist Kylie Summer Wu, "I...

LOOK: All-New Website Aims To Diversify Parenting Discussions In Time For Father's Day

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Two gay dads are hoping to diversify parenting media with an all-new web project, just in time for Father's Day. According to press materials, Ga...

4 Parents, 2 Gay Dads, 1 Straight Son | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

LGBT parents raising children are increasingly visible -- allowing us to see more situations of a real life "Modern Family" rather than the traditional concept of a nuclear family.

Celebrating Pride and Family on 'Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day'

Dana Rudolph | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

I'd like to invite all bloggers, LGBTQ and allies, to participate in the ninth annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day on Monday, June 2. Just post at your own blog in support of LGBTQ families (however you define them) and submit the link to mombian.com, where I'll compile and showcase the master list for all to see.

Robert De Niro On His Dad Being Gay: 'I Wish We Had Spoken About It Much More'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Actor Robert De Niro opens up about his gay father in a new HBO documentary, "Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.," which airs June 9. "We...

Study Shows What Happens To Gay Dads' Brains When They Raise A Child

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2014 | Gay Voices

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Having a baby alters new mothers' brain activity, researchers have found, and a new study adds the...

An Open Letter To The Anti-Gay Victim Of The Mother's Day Slushie Attack

Posted 05.20.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Thanks to the television show "Glee," the slushie has been elevated from an overly sugary refreshment to an act of ...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexuality and Sexual Orientation

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

These days, it's becoming more and more impossible to define "normal." That's a good thing. Most children have friends or neighbors whose families aren't exactly -- or, in some cases, remotely -- like their own.

Do Gay Dads Celebrate Mother's Day?

Brent Almond | Posted 07.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

In honor of the mothers and motherly types in our lives and in the lives of our children, here are some of the ways real gay dads have made this maternal holiday their own.

Spilled Milk: Scouting for My Son's America

William Lucas Walker | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
William Lucas Walker

Sometimes it's tricky explaining America to an 8-year-old. When our daughter was that age, the trick was explaining marriage. Now it's our son James who's turned 8. This time the America I find myself having to explain is the Boy Scouts of America.

What This Single Gay Dad With 5 Kids With Special Needs Can Teach Us All

RaiseAChild.US | Corinne Lightweaver | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series features the perspective of a single gay dad with five chi...

Mothers and Sons and a Father and Me

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

Last week I went to see Terrence McNally's beautifully realized portrait of the "new normal" American family in his touching play Mothers and Sons. By the way, I went with my mother. And as I sat in my seat before the lights dimmed, my thoughts took me back over 30 years, to 1983.

A Gay Dad's Letter To 4-Year-Old Boy Killed By His Mother Allegedly For Acting Gay

Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family When my sons were very little, about three years old, there were times when I would sit back and just marvel at th...

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

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.19.2014 | 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...

Birth Mom On Her Incredible Journey With Gay Dads Who Adopted Her Daughter

Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

By Mercy Verner | The Next Family I made one of the hardest decisions of my life. It started a little over a year ago. I found out I was pregnant....

A Gay Dad: Putin Is Guilty Of Child Abuse

Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Vladimir Putin is used to winning. He is undisputedly a winner from the recent LGBT confrontation-free Olympic Game...