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Utah: Talk About Marriage!

Richard Alther | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

Amidst all the ruckus, babies continue to have their diapers changed and kids are scolded and praised. -- one loving straight or gay family at a time, parents and non-parents alike, too preoccupied to read let alone heed every blow-by-blow of the partisan tug-of-war.

Gay Couple Seeking Parenting Rights Joins Lawsuit Against State

AP | By BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge's decision to overturn Utah's same-sex marriage ban allowed Matthew Barraza and Tony Milner to do more than ju...

You'll Never Believe Why This Photo Has Some People Outraged

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A photo of two gay fathers has gone viral on the Internet -- but maybe not for the reasons that you would expect. Kordale and Kaleb are two proud d...

My Brother and His Husband Are Having Twins, and I'm Gay

Brad Hammer | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Hammer

I came out of the closet in 1999, and at that moment I accepted the fact that I would not have kids. It is 12 years later now, and my brother Marc and his husband Mike are having twins -- proof that times have really changed. Their story is so inspirational that I had to share it.

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...

Butch Moms, Bullies, Manternity and Love

Kimberly Dark | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

We seek out community, or we make parenting groups in the communities where we live. There's nothing fancy about it, even though it's really amazing when it works out that somewhere feels like home.

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."

Perez Hilton Preps 'Gay Dads' Reality TV Gig

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Hollywood blogger, media mogul and actor Perez Hilton is slated to star in a new reality TV series that focuses on fatherhood among gay men that live ...

5 Things This Lesbian, Divorced, Remarried "Other Mother" Is Thankful for

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

In keeping with the holiday, I've thought about some things that I am thankful for - in my personal parenting circumstance and also in our community. What are your experiences this holiday season?

Lucky-Dad Parking

Allen Delong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Allen Delong

When people say, "Those boys are so lucky!" I'm quick to counter that I am the lucky one, to be entrusted with their care. Maybe that's my sign at the grocery store, a succinct description of a single gay man who adopted older biological siblings: "Lucky-dad parking."

'I Wish You Were Dead So I Could Have a Daddy'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

When I was 6 years old, I told my mother that I wished that she would die so that I could have a daddy. We were in a yellow NYC taxicab on the way to my sixth birthday party. I had found my non-biological mother's Achilles' heel and swung a golf club into it. And it felt like shit for both of us.

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...

The 'Innocent' Comment I Couldn't Let Slide

Erin Scot | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Erin Scot

I know a lot of parents worry about things like "how to raise a man properly" and the like. I don't want to worry about that. I don't care about raising a "man." I care about raising a person. Specifically, a good person. Specifically you.

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...

In the Sandbox

Dana Rudolph | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

The boy tried a different question: "What's your dad's name?" I kept silent, wanting to see how my son handled it. He paused for just a second to think. "Well, that's Mommy," he explained, gesturing to me. "And the other one's Momma, but she's at work now."

Gay Dad, Straight Daughter

Richard Alther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

Julie was 7 or 8 when I was acknowledging my true orientation. My wife and I, soon to be amicably divorced, were fortunate enough to be living in a large, rambling country home. We decided that we could pursue our respective next chapters while staying under one roof.

The Great Mystery of Straight People

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Of course, straight people were everywhere, but when they were on TV, they weren't real to me, and when they were my friends' parents, they weren't sexy to me. Young English teachers and comedy actors in movies, however, seemed both real and sexy to me.

Mom, Is 'Gay' a Bad Word?

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 12.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

B-Man leans forward and whispers in my ear, "When we were writing '-ay' words on our spelling boards today, someone wrote 'gay' and circled it as their favorite word. But someone else said 'gay' was a bad word. But it isn't, right?"

What Makes a Mother 'Primary'?

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

I've been writing here about the experience of being the "other mother" for just about a month now. What is the "other mother"? How does the role develop, and where does it lead?

Our Families Are Making History

Steve Majors | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Majors

It's taken more than three decades for families like mine to be recognized. Thirty years ago, I was at an age where I was pretty certain that I was gay, but at the time, I never could have predicted that I would one day be among 3 million parents in our country who are LGBT.

Gay Parents Are Like '5-Year-Olds Who Think They Can Drive,' Pundit Claims

Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

A Chicago-based Christian leader has sparked national controversy with some eyebrow-raising remarks about gay and lesbian parents. While participa...

Gay Dad Talks Producing TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro With His Partner and Their Surrogate (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 12.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

The film documents Curtis Shaw's 12-year journey with his husband, legendary songwriter Desmond Child, and the extraordinary story of how they connected with Angela Whittaker, who would carry their twin sons Roman and Nyro into the world.

5 Signs You're the 'Other' Mother

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

My romantic assumption was that as women and as lesbians, my ex-partner and I could navigate a breakup more cleanly than a heterosexual couple could, that we could split the kids equally and fairly. So how did I find myself in the role of the secondary, or "other," mother?

New Developments In Russia's Bill To Remove The Children Of Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

A proposed bill that would further solidify Russia's crackdown on its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens has been recalled for rev...