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Why Are Gay Parents Still Struggling For Acceptance, Post-DOMA?

Posted 07.27.2013 | Gay Voices

By Samantha Escobar for YourTango.com Last month, we reached two big milestones in the gay rights movement: the overturning of DOMA and Prop 8. Wh...

So You Went Ahead and Got Knocked Up...

Staceyann Chin | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Staceyann Chin

I tip my wilted hat to the women who keep a spotless house in the face of a full day of work at the office and more than one small child in the home. I would like to sit at their feet and beg them to teach me the secret of their super human abilities.

A Gay Dad's Advice On Successful Parenting

Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons For YourTango.com It's been a few weeks since the defeat of DOMA and since Prop 8 became history. The day those rulings came down,...

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?

Russia To Ban Gay Couples From Adopting

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW — Russia is on its way to sharply limiting the adoption of children by people from countries that allow same-sex marriage. Under a measu...

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...

What Should Parents Teach Their Kids About Gay Pride?

Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices

By Jamie (Simkins) Rogers for YourTango.com The other day, my husband and I had a frank discussion with my 8-year-old stepdaughter about equal righ...

'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 ...

New Study Reveals Surprising Facts About Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Results from the world's largest study on gay parents was recently released. The study found that children brought up by same-sex couples are healthie...

'Mom, What's Gay?'

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

I cannot tell you how many times in any given week I end up stuck between a grownup concept and a kid who wants an explanation that he can understand. How do you explain the difference between family love and romantic love to a kindergartener?

Gay Parents in Red States: Not an Oxymoron

Abbie E. Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Abbie E. Goldberg

Many of the states with the highest percentages of same-sex couples raising children are those with the most anti-gay laws. Thus, lesbian and gay parents living in these areas encounter legal obstacles in building and protecting their families, which contributes to a sense of legal vulnerability.

An Invitation to Queer Parenting

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

My mother may continue to cringe at the word "queer," but I invite you to consider the idea that queerness can be a pretty good thing. In the broad sense of the word, every person who has ever gone against social norms and values in order to improve them is queer.

The City With The Most Same-Sex Couples Raising Kids Is...

Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A new Williams Institute poll has revealed some startling facts about the demographics of gay and lesbian parents. Metro areas with the highest pe...

Texas Judge: Lesbian Couple Can't Cohabitate

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A judge has ruled that a North Texas lesbian couple can't live together because of a morality clause in one of the women's divorce papers. The clause...

Moms 2, Dad 0

Nadine C. Warner | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadine C. Warner

When our oldest son yelled these words across the family room to his younger brother, my partner Lori and I stopped in our tracks. Gabe had asked our youngest Olivia if she wanted "her daddy" and Nick had taken it upon himself to set him straight, so to speak.

Open Hearts: LGBT Family Bringing Down Adoption Barriers

Kate Perino | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

Martin Gill strongly believes that ECDF will be a solution for many foster kids who lack stability and permanence. Recently, he and his partner hosted a gift give-away for local teens in foster care who are living in group homes--many of whom have little chance of finding adoptive families. Martin said,

Great News For Brazil's LGBT Community

AP | Posted 05.09.2013 | Gay Voices

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil is guaranteeing homosexual couples' right to access assisted fertilization. The wording of the an earlier decree governing...

What It Feels Like To Have An Invisible Family

2013-02-28-brainchild1.jpg | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents

Written by Ashley Davis for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers “Are you helping mama with her errands today?” the grocery clerk as...

WATCH 'Scandal' Star Discusses Being A Gay Dad

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices

'Scandal' star, author and Huff Post blogger Dan Bucatinsky recently stopped by Huff Post Live to discuss what it's like to be a real-life gay father....

The Real Reason I Worry About My Daughter Dressing Like A Boy

Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents

Women in 24 cities across the country will participate in the reading series Listen to Your Mother in celebration of Mother's Day (May 12) this year. ...

Meet The Gay Celebrity Super Dads!

YourTango | Anna Quintana | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Controversial celebrity blogger Perez Hilton made an important announcement of his own on Twitter recently: He's a dad! Mario Armando Levandeira, I...

It Gets Better, But It Also Gets Old

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I've been attending gay pride parades and AIDS walks since I was 4 years old. I'm amazed and moved and joyful that what once felt like my personal soap box is now everybody's soap box, but there's a little bitter part of me that CANNOT BELIEVE gay rights is even still an issue.

The Well-Charted Waters Of Same-Sex Parenting

Paul M. Smith | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul M. Smith

During the Supreme Court arguments in the Proposition 8 case last week, there seemed to be some confusion about the social science evidence concerning same-sex parents and their ability to raise children, but there is no "disagreement" among the experts about what the research says.

Want to Know How Kids With Gay Parents Feel About Marriage Equality? Ask Them.

Abbie E. Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Abbie E. Goldberg

Callie, a 25 year-old woman with two mothers, for example, recalled growing up with the awareness that "we [didn't] have the same rights as other people. [Paying] thousands of dollars just so I could go in and sign this paper in the event that my mom gets hurt, I could visit her in the hospital."

WATCH: Gay Dad's Heartbreaking Letter To SCOTUS On DOMA

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay father's poignant open letter to the U.S. Supreme Court is making the blogosphere rounds. Jack Montgomery, who has adopted three children fr...