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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.

The Minnesota 'Modern Family'

Elliott Flies | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Elliott Flies

After my son's third birthday party, his best friend began to cry. When his mother asked him what was wrong, he said, "I want two dads just like Isaac has!" That was the first moment when I realized my family was unique.

Great News For Lesbian Parents

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Good news for lesbian parents: a new study has revealed that teens living in homes with two mothers are proving to be more successful at school and ge...

WATCH: Most Of Europe (And The World) Doesn't Recognize This Family

Posted 11.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The director behind last year's "Homecoming" video is back with another poignant clip highlighting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inequ...

I Don't Want To Be This Gay

Kel Kelly | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Kel Kelly

You know the one-dimensional friends who show up in your Facebook timeline and their posts are always about the same subject matter? I have become one of these one-dimensional people, and I can't stand it.

Sociologist Behind 'Bullsh*t' Gay Parenting Study Defends His Research

Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The Texas sociologist who sparked controversy earlier this year with a heavily-criticized study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) paren...

WATCH: Shocking Video Of Mitt Romney Spouting Bigoted Bile Against Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my last blog post I quoted Mitt Romney making shocking remarks that were highlighted in a Boston Globe story last week. Now video has surfaced of Romney making those bigoted claims about gay parents while pushing his heartless policy against their children.

Are Two Dads Better Than None?

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Dhesi

Parents should be judged on their parenting, not on their sexuality. If I were a kid living in care, I'd much rather have two dads who want me, love me and work two and half years to prove to some strangers that they can care for me than a mother and a father whose lives I'm simply a part of.

Regnerus Still Wrong on Same-Sex Parents

John Corvino | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Christianity Today just published an interview with the "embattled" sociologist Mark Regnerus. Unsurprisingly, the interview perpetuated the right-wing's popular characterization of Regnerus as the victim of political correctness.