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Looking Back on Two Decades of Helping Gay Men Have Kids

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

It's been a long road to marriage equality, and it seems we're still only halfway there. For the last two decades I've been on another fulfilling journey with our community. It's made fewer headlines than our fight for marriage rights, but it's been so important for so many families just now finding that legal recognition.

LOOK: This Is What A Queer Family Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with ...

The Journey Home

Anthony Romeo | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

My husband and I are ready to be dads. I've done some writing in the past that talked about our aching "brovaries," as one fellow Gays With Kids writer called them. And in the nine months of gestation that my brain has done since releasing that piece, we have decided to take the plunge.

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.

HuffPost Gay Voices Receives Big Honor From LGBT Family Organization

Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

On May 18, RaiseAChild.US held its second annual HONORS gala at the W Hollywood Hotel and paid tribute to individuals and families for their advocacy ...

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.

Gay Father Whose Beautiful Photo Of His Family Inspired Outrage Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices

In January of this year, two gay fathers made waves across the Internet with a simple photo of the pair helping two of their three children get ready ...

Remembering Watching With My Two Moms as Ellen Came Out (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

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Waffles and Roller Coasters: Mother's Day Reflections by a Lesbian Mom

Dana Rudolph | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

Being a parent can sometimes seem like trying to juggle on a roller coaster. Being an LGBT parent can sometimes seem like trying to do so without the safety belt everyone else is wearing. But the experience is really not so different for any of us. It takes balance, flexibility, and nerves of steel.

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.

A Response to Rev. Franklin Graham

John Sonego | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices
John Sonego

I asked my youngest son, Matthew, who is 15, to watch the This Week segment with me. His only reaction was to snort dismissively when Graham spoke about gay parents and adoption. "What does he know?"

HuffPost Gay Voices Nabs Huge Honor

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Gay Voices had the honor of receiving an award from Our Family Coalition, an organization that advocates for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi...

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

Corvette Hunt | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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 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.

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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)

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...

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.