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Friday Night Lights

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Thangaraj

My husband I may have fought our own little culture war to get here, but as I contemplate my family under the bright stadium lights on a warm Friday night, I believe my boys will be just fine.

If I Have Gay Children: A Rabbi's 8 Promises

Avi Orlow | Posted 10.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Avi Orlow

If I have gay children, I'll love them. I don't mean some token, distant, tolerant love that stays at a safe arm's length. It will be an extravagant, open-hearted, unapologetic, lavish, embarrassing-them-in-the-school cafeteria, kind of love.

A Gay Dad Vs. The Conservative Christian Anti-Gay 'Teen Plot' Grandmother

Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has wo...

5 Things You Should Never Ask A Lesbian Mom

Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

By Shannon Ralph | The Next Family Recently, my family and I found ourselves in a rather uncomfortable situation. We had stopped into a hair salon...

You Don't Tell Your Friends You Have Two Dads?

Ian Colvin | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Ian Colvin

'You don't tell your friends at daycare you have two dads?' 'No!' I had no idea how to respond. Ever since our kids were born, we've tried to help them understand and be proud of the fact that their family looks a bit different than others.

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.

Is The 'Gay Parent Trap' Killing Queer Culture?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Writer-performer Justin Sayre laments the demise of queer culture and the rise of what he describes as "the gay parent trap" in his latest clip for Hu...

LOOK: An Incredible Letter To An 'Overly-Anxious' Gay Dad From His Teenage Daughter

Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices

By Bianca Y. Dalangin | The Next Family “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” – Confucius So here...

Spilled Milk: Back to (Catholic) School

William Lucas Walker | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion
William Lucas Walker

We figured that as Episcopalians, while we may not be Catholic, we were close enough: same pomp, no pope, less guilt. It surprises some to learn that Kelly and I actually met at church. We still attend regularly. Not regularly enough, as we were soon to find out.

Dad, Can You Explain to My Friend Where My Mom Is?

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Thangaraj

However we respond to these types of questions, from children or adults, whether innocent or malicious, the one thing we need to keep in mind is this: our children are within earshot and this is how they learn to answer the same questions when they are posed to them.

A Gay Dad's Restroom Tips For Lesbian Or Single Moms

Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family I am a fan of blog writer Shannon Ralph. She recently wrote a piece that hit me right in my dad-spot called "11 Thi...

How Going After Our Dreams And Overcoming Our Fears Helped Us Become A Family Of Four

Ian Colvin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Ian Colvin

When our first adoption fell through, someone told me, "Ian, you're meant to have the children you're meant to have. Your children are out there, you just don't know them yet."

Why I Wish My Dad Had Come Out As Gay Sooner

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Author Jill Di Donato found out that her father was gay when she was 22 -- and now, in retrospect, wishes he'd come to terms with his sexuality earlie...

A Major Breakthrough For LGBT Parents In Colombia

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed ...

'Do You Think The Child Loves The Parents Any Less Because They Are Same-Sex Parents?'

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices

(Repeats story issued earlier with no changes to text) By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - With legal battl...

10 Awesome Tips For Parents Of Gay Kids

Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com "Mom, Dad, I'm gay." Rarely are these words met with fanfare and rainbow flags flying, except in the rare instanc...

Nobody's Perfect

Andy Miller | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Andy Miller

My son is not perfect and he needs me to see it, not ignore it. As much as I want to say, "He's just being a boy" or "He'll grow out of it," I know that's "perfection" raising its damn dirty head again.

Kids Raised By Gay Parents Are More Than Alright, According To New Study

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Children raised by same-sex couples have better health and well-being in comparison to their peers, according to a groundbreaking new study which is b...

Gay Parents Find Child Abuse 'Acceptable' Because They Are Open To 'God-Defying' Behavior, Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Mission America's Linda Harvey offered up one of her now-signature rants against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in a radi...

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...

Losing My Fears for My Gay Middle School Daughter

Sandy Roffey | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sandy Roffey

Middle school kids can be dramatic, and over-sensitive, but sometimes they get a bad rap. Sometimes what we expect out of them is far less than they are capable of, especially when it comes to empathy and compassion. Sometimes they even outdo the adults around them.

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.

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...