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WATCH: Texas Woman Has Jaw Wired Shut After Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 03.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A Texas-based lesbian claims she was beaten unconscious after coming to the defense of bullied child at a playground. WFAA reports that 27-year-ol...

Perez Hilton Is A Dad

Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Perez Hilton is a dad. The 34-year-old celebrity blogger, multimedia entrepreneur and actor shared the big news on his website. Under a photo of f...

How A New Dutch Law Could Benefit Gay Parents

SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/Worldcrunch | Benjamin Dürr | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM - We all know that families today are no longer only made up of Mom and Dad and the kids. This has led the Netherlands to work on legislatio...

How 'The Gay Dad Project' Came Into Existence

Amie Shea | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Amie Shea

I invited my dad to Sweden for his 60th birthday. I figured 60 was as good a time as any to start living a fabulously gay life. I wanted to show him the world that existed beyond his everyday Montana and I wanted to make peace with my past.

Non-Biological Lesbian Mom Granted Full Parenting Rights In Landmark Kansas Case

Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

In what's being billed as a benchmark Kansas legal victory, a non-biological lesbian mother has been granted the same parental rights as the biologica...

Great News For France's Gay Community

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — France's lower house of parliament approved a sweeping bill on Tuesday to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt chil...

PFLAG Founder Gets Presidential Honor

Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) founder and pioneering ally Jeanne Manford is set to receive a huge honor from President Ba...

An 'Entirely New Concept' Of A Family: 2 Moms And A Dad

Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

In what could be a landmark case, a Florida judge has given approval for a gay man and a married lesbian couple to all collectively be listed on the b...

When A Son Tells His Gay Dad, 'You Are Not My Mom'

Rob Watson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I always figured there were certain hateful statements that my sons would make, especially ones that say I am inadequate. One of the statements I feared was finally delivered, though it did not come as part of a calculated gotcha exchange. It came at the worst possible moment.

Chely Wright And Wife Reveal Big News For 2013

Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Out country singer Chely Wright has some big news in store for 2013: she and her wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright are expecting twins! The moms-to-be, wh...

My Two Moms: The Prospect Of Parenting

Robyn Harper | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Harper

While matters of gender and biology may be relevant to making a child, it is parenting that makes a parent. The ability and the desire to love a child unconditionally has nothing to do with one's gender.

Elton John, David Furnish Welcome Second Son -- This Time For Real

AP | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

LONDON — Elton John and David Furnish say they have become parents for a second time. The couple say they are "overwhelmed with happiness" at t...

Curtis M. Wong

'The New Normal' Star Talks Same-Sex Parenting And Playing Gay On TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Justin Bartha will don a pink feather boa, make-up and even a tiara on a new episode of "The New Normal" which tackles the ever-relevant topic of stay...

Elton John And David Furnish Have Big News

Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Elton John's rep has since denied The New York Post's report, telling E! News: "Reports that Elton and David have had a second child are false...

Our Junior Project

Marc Leandro | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Marc Leandro

Why don't I get to take part in fatherhood? I'd never felt constrained by my sexuality, living on my terms and ignoring anyone who might wish less for me; but this was a limit I was placing on myself.

France's First Baby Of 2013 Has Two Moms

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

France's first baby of 2013 has two mommies. As The Telegraph reports, baby Sacha was born between midnight and 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1 in the French...

The Greatest Gay Viral Videos Of 2012

Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices

The international relevance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues was confirmed numerous ways in 2012. These incredible videos --...

A Mom Of Two Boys Wrestles With Sandy Hook And Masculinity

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.25.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

A little more than 24 hours after a young man in Newtown, Conn., gunned down 20 children, their caretakers and his own mother, hearing my kids equate death with "boy stuff" takes the breath out of my lungs.

One Inspirational Gay Couple On Being Foster Parents To Disabled Youth

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A father and mother are still typically presented as the desirable norm for family life: usually portrayed laughing along with a couple of smiling, ch...

LOOK: Lesbian Couple Welcomes Baby On 12/12/12

Banning-Beaumont Patch | Renee Schiavone | Posted 12.13.2012 | Gay Voices

New moms Sor and Breea Dansereau welcomed the birth of their baby boy on not only a unique date-- but at a unique time. Baby Damion was born on 12-...

WATCH: What's It Like For A Gay Parent To Take Paternity Leave?

Posted 12.02.2013 | Gay Voices

What's it like to take paternity leave as a gay parent? In a Dec. 6 appearance on HuffPost Live, Tom Bourdon of Tufts University's LGBT Center shar...

Family Fridays Thanksgiving Special: Families Share What They Are Grateful For

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 11.23.2012 | Gay Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of support to them from our own h...

Foster Care Adoption: The 5 Reasons Why You Don't Want To Do It, And The 5 Greater Reasons Why You Do

Rob Watson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Both my sons came into my family from foster care. For that alone I owe the system a debt that I will never, ever be able to repay. But I do not wish to imply that the road through foster care is a cakewalk. It is daunting at times, but doable.

10 Things We Learned From A Gay Foster Parent's Reddit AMA

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.15.2012 | Gay Voices

As families shift away from the traditional nuclear archetype toward other models -- once thought to be unconventional, but which are now slowly becom...

On Parenting, Patience And PMS

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

On regular days phrases like "a little chaos is a good thing" and "at least it's happy noise" have the desired calming effect, but on this PMS-migraine, one-two-punch day I call out the big guns: "It might have been otherwise." You see, for Tracie and me, parenthood was hard-won.