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Gay Parenting

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...

LOOK: Perez Hilton Formally Introduces His First Son

Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Weeks after announcing he'd become a first-time dad, Perez Hilton is formally introducing his son, Mario Armando Lavandeira III. The celebrity blo...

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Urges Supreme Court Justice To Embrace Gay Marriage

Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The 12-year-old adopted son of two gay dads urged Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to strike down Prop 8 and embrace gay marriage in a poignant lett...

What My Kids Have Taught Me About Homophobia

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

So as my family progresses across the choppy emotional sea of social change, though I still face resistance every time I meet up with pain, instead of ignoring the hurt, I'm trying to make space for it.

Lesbian Moms Threaten To Overshadow Turkish PM's Dutch Visit

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch lesbian couple have gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents said on television in Turkey t...

What Happens When More Than One Of Your Kids Is Gay?

Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

What happens when more than one of your children is gay? That was the case for Mary Rives, who appeared in a discussion about her experience in a H...

The Moment I Knew My Son Was Really Mine

2013-02-28-brainchild1.jpg | Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents

Written By Betsy Fife Archer For Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers When my son was born, the midwives remarked in awe how much he loo...

Michigan Gay Marriage Ruling Will Wait For SCOTUS, Judge Rules

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

DETROIT -- A judge said Thursday that a lesbian couple seeking to jointly adopt children made a "compelling" case that Michigan's gay marriage ban vio...

An Unexpected Benefit For Gay Parents?

YourTango | Michelle Toglia | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Same-sex couples can get nearly $13K for second-parent adoption, but are still denied other benefits. While legally wed same-sex couples are still ...