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A Gay Dad's View On Mother's Day

Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Mother’s Day is a fascinating event. Most holidays are ones that we relate to each other in a common experience, ...

A Gay Dad Offers Incredible Tribute To Lesbian Moms Who Lost Their Son

Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family As a gay dad, I have heard the words a thousand times. “A child is better off with both a mother and a father....

Dear Unborn Son or Daughter

Paul Florez | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

You're going to be my child and I'm going to love you forever. Everything I am working for in my life right now is so you could be proud of me.

The Moment This Gay Dad Realized, 'That Was My Family'

Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family I have always looked forward to Super Bowl Sundays. I did so for other reasons than most people do, however. It wa...

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...

Meet The Lesbian Moms Who Made Gay Marriage History In Tennessee

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices

(Repeats FEATURE with no changes to headline or text) By Joan Biskupic KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 9 (Reuters) - Last month ...

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....

She's 2: Why I Love Being a Dad More Each Day

Jason Guberman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

The reality has sunk in more, and as a single father there have been many more days in this second year where I felt like I'm holding on by a thread. I'm figuring it out -- doing things right sometimes, other times making mistakes -- but I never pretended to be perfect.

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...

Why Legal Equality Isn't Real Equality

Brian Stone | Posted 05.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

Despite all of the recent progress on gay marriage, we are still living in a country that is deeply, deeply ignorant. The fact we have to live in a system where our skill as parents is even a question should tell all of us how far we are from equality.

Underlying Assumptions of Regnerus's Claims

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Brandon Andrew Robinson

Why is a rise in heterosexual people practicing anal sex negative? Regnerus offered no empirical data to support this claim (and no evidence exists that I know of), but nonetheless, somehow this claim is supposed to make the rise of gay marriage be bad.

Straight Talk From a Lesbian Mom

Judy Appel | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Judy Appel

The battle for acceptance is not solely taking place in the courts, but also at playgrounds, little league games, chess tournaments and in churches, synagogues, mosques, everywhere LGBT families are quietly going about the business of raising children and living their lives.

Frozen: Please, I Would Love to See the 'Gay Agenda'

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Sarah Gilbert

If there is a gay agenda in Frozen, please help me see it. I'd love to chat about it with my kids. And right now, I feel like a bad gay, because I can't even see the obvious gay agendas in movies anymore.

The Gay Dad Project

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Fader

Throughout my time living online I've met some truly inspirational people. One of those people is Erin Best Margolin. Erin has a business partner name...

Gay Parents' Use Of Surrogates Is A 'Travesty' And 'Child Abuse,' Pundit Claims

Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is making headlines after delivering a speech blasti...

It's Never Too Late to Reconnect a Blended Family

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

"Other Mothers," keep your hearts open. Your job is a tough one and filled with pain. But continuing to open your heart to your children -- no matter how you define "your" -- is well worth the risk.

Pope Francis' Surprise Move For Gay Parents?

Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis warned against "administering a vaccine against faith" in a surprise plea for children of gay couples and divorced parents, the AFP is re...

Getting There

Jason Guberman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

It's interesting, because even though everything I think and do is to give my little girl the best I can, it's how he and I feel about each other that helps to make that decision.

5 Tips for Managing the Logistics of Same-Sex Parenting of Blended Families

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

Here are some ideas and examples from my dissolved and reconstituted same-sex-parents-headed family that can help parents in different households avoid feeling like one is "primary" and the other is, well, "other."

I'm Thankful for Getting the Crap Scared Out of Me

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Gilbert

There is an extra man in our relationship. I don't think about him too much, but every once in a while I have to or I want to or I forget something about him that I want to remember. So that's when I usually ask my wife to help me out.

How Children Can Benefit From Being Raised By Gay Parents

Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay parenting remains a hot-button issue throughout much of the U.S. and the world over. Relationship and dating experts and coaches Frankie Basha...

Why Are Gays and Lesbians Still Forced to Adopt Our Own Children?

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

The time is now to extend presumptive parenthood to both members of a lesbian relationship when it can be shown that the child was planned, conceived and welcomed into an intact (even if struggling) relationship.

Gay Dad Looks Like He's 'Lusting' Over Baby In Photo, Pundit Claims

Posted 11.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A former Navy chaplain who's made headlines in recent months for a series of bizarre anti-gay declarations is at it again. As Right Wing Watch rep...