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The Goy of Cooking: How a Drag Queen Saved Passover Seder

Corvette Hunt | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Corvette Hunt

Some of the most glorious stories are of our mistakes, and how we made ourselves better because of them.

These Moms Have Great Advice On Keeping The Peace In A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.10.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Mothers and Sons and a Father and Me

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 04.10.2014 | 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.

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

She wouldn't hold hands with me, my newlywed wife, unless we hid our interlaced fingers under an airline blanket.

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...

Study Says Kids Of Lesbian Parents Are Doing Great, Thank You Very Much

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Same-sex parents might still have an uphill battle to forge, but a new study seems to provide a helpful push in the right direction. In a study bi...

'Everyday Homophobia': The New Leading Edge of the LGBT Rights Movement

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

Unlike many of the great LGBT rights issues of the last few decades, these are not the kinds of questions that can be resolved by a Supreme Court ruling or by an act of Congress or a law passed by a state legislature.

You'll Never Believe Why This Photo Has Some People Outraged

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A photo of two gay fathers has gone viral on the Internet -- but maybe not for the reasons that you would expect. Kordale and Kaleb are two proud d...

LOOK: Showing The World That 'Love Is Love'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

"Love Is Love" is a large-scale photography project from Mitch Kitter and Shalem Mathew that seeks to document the love and commitment of lesbian, gay...

What Gay Families Can Teach the Duck Dynasty Dude

Molly Reynolds | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Molly Reynolds

Gay couples have had to fight to have their relationships recognized. If they want children, they have to save, plan, and pray that either their in vitro works or that they are able to adopt. In order to go through what they go through, you have to really WANT a family.

How Gay Couples On TV Are Ushering In An Entirely New Era

Agence France Presse | Sophie Laubie | Posted 02.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Married with two kids? How boringly 20th-century. Blended families and same-sex parents are increasingly vying for space with the nuclear family on th...

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.

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.

Great News For Gay Parents

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 10.17.2013 | Gay Voices

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — Fertility clinics have put a new twist on how to make babies: A "two-mom" approach that lets female same-sex couples share t...

Gay Couples Will Receive Fertility Coverage Under New Law

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.09.2013 | Los Angeles

Unmarried and gay couples will be ensured the same access to insurance coverage for fertility treatments as heterosexual couples under a bill Californ...

Who Is In a Gay Family?

Amelia | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

"Are you a gay parent?" asked the stranger. Without a second's thought, I responded, "Yes! My 8-year-old son is gay." It wasn't until later that I realized that that wasn't what he was asking. He was asking whether I am a gay person who has kids. But that experience made me think about another.

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.

'Kick Ass' Star Defends Gay Brothers From Bullies

Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Chloe Grace Moretz plays a "Kick-Ass" on the big screen, and in real life she is no less gutsy: The teen actress isn't afraid to stand up to bullies, ...

At the Center of the Rainbow Family Explosion

Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D.

We are humbled to do our part in helping the LGBTQ community start or grow their families. Helping same-sex couples, men and women who probably wouldn't have dared to dream a dream this big just a few years ago, is life-changing work as physicians.

Yes to All of Those Things

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Baudouin

In 2008, we marched for marriage equality. Now, here I was five years later, putting my finger on the moment Prop 8 ended, and dancing to ding-dong-DOMA's-dead.

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.

A Gay Dad's Family Teaches the Ex-Gay Movement How to Throw a Real Party

Rob Watson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

After the poor ex-gays were mind-numbingly humiliated beyond all possible belief in a very public epic fail with their "Ex-Gay Lobby Day," my sons and I decided to sit down and write them a letter with some helpful suggestions.

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?

Why Gay Marriage May Not Be the Best Thing for Queer Families

Kimberly Dark | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

I want the children of queer families to have all the rights and privileges that other kids have, but we need to be careful how we get there. Largely, it's been by arguing that we're "normal," just gay. I think we should model higher aspirations for our children than being seen as "just like everyone else."

My Two Dads: How 8 Gay Families Are Celebrating Father's Day

Freedom To Marry | Adam Polaski | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices

This Sunday, June 16, families across the country will pull out the barbecues, take in the summer sun, and come together to celebrate their fathers, t...