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Gay Families

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...

Father Seeks Father

William Dameron | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

When my daughters visit, they deposit little pieces of themselves all over our apartment: bras on the back of the bathroom door, empty glasses in the sink, and pretzels on the floor. When they leave, things go missing, like my heart.

'Show The Love' Series Documents Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Posted 06.13.2013 | Gay Voices

This beautiful photo series comes to HuffPost Gay Voices courtesy of the Family Equality Council (FEC) and COLAGE in honor of Pride Month 2013. Steve ...

A Family Like Any Other -- Sort Of

Jason Howe | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

Two toddlers anxious to hop in their parents' bed. Two parents trying not to start the day any earlier than necessary. It's a struggle repeated every day across the country, except that the two parents in question are both men, the babies born via an egg donor and surrogate mother.

Queer Family Liberation: What's Next?

Terry Boggis | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Terry Boggis

What is urgently needed for LGBT families and all those other messy, complicated, variegated families out there are social and legal protections that support all kinds of families, not only those headed by two cohabiting married people -- gay or straight.

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...

LGBTQ Inclusive Immigration Reform

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

It would naïve to believe that Congress is considering CIR out of the goodness of their hearts. Republicans and Democrats are trying to deliver on immigration reform to court the Latino vote. So let's explore how Latinos are actually feeling about the inclusion of protections for same-sex couples...

LOOK: Gay Military Couple Attends White House Easter Egg Roll

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Two gay dads and their children were among the many families to partake in the Easter Egg Roll festivities at the White House this weekend. In the...

Gay Dads Talk About Raising Their Son And Why Marriage Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

Yesterday and today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments that address a common question: Should all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love? The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question, and they are speaking out.

14-Year-Old Talks Having Two Moms And Why Marriage Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

Today, March 26, and tomorrow, March 27, the Supreme Court will address the question of whether all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love. The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question, and they are speaking out.

A Letter to My Baby Girl

Emily Hecht-McGowan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Emily Hecht-McGowan

We didn't marry for "rights" or "benefits." We married for the same reasons that most people do -- both gay and straight. Because we loved each other, we wanted to stand up in front of our friends and family and make a lifelong commitment to one another and we aspired to build a family together.