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Here's to Mom

Rachel Hollis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

Whatever kind of mom you are or mother you had, chances are, you've been affected by the love and encouragement of a special "mom" in your life.

There's No Place Like Home

Emily Hecht-McGowan | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Emily Hecht-McGowan

Limiting the ability of up to 2 million additional prospective parents to provide homes to waiting children does nothing to help kids in foster care. And if we actively recruited LGBT people nationwide to serve as foster and adoptive parents, we could possibly solve the foster care crisis.

My Mother's Day Card To Gay Dads (And All LGBT Parents)

Rob Watson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

My concern is for my kids and others like them in gay-dad-led or lesbian-mom-led families. They are left out in the hoopla surrounding either Mother's Day or Father's Day. They get the message that their family lacks something, but that is not true.

Spilled Milk: I'm a Horrible, Awful Parent

William Lucas Walker | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

Serendipity is defined as the unexpected phenomenon of finding something delightful or valuable when you least expect it.

Who's Your Daddy?

Jon Summers | Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Summers

In the workplace, today's families navigate a process historically referred to as "maternity leave," a term that really doesn't apply to (a) adoptive families or (b) same-sex families where the couple happens to be male. Kyle and I brought both circumstances to the table.

Give An Awesome Mother's Day Gift: Get Your Mom Or Mom Figure Featured On HuffPost Gay Voices!

Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Mother's Day is just around the corner and if you're anything like us, you're probably still trying to find the perfect gift. But, fear not, gentle...

'Where Do Babies Come From?'

Doug Rigg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Rigg

As a man approaching 40, it seemed a bit odd when I asked myself that question. But as a gay man considering starting a family with a partner, but without a uterus or the ability to produce eggs, I needed some answers. And having sex with a woman wasn't one I wanted to hear.

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....

WATCH: Elton John Reveals Famous Godmother Of His Second Son

Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Elton John and his husband David Furnish shed some light on their parenting methods in a new interview with Extra TV. The Rocket Man, 66, said tha...

How Boy Scout Bigotry Affected My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I felt violated, because the spirit of Boy Scout bigotry had descended on my home, forcing me to explain to my son that I am not as universally loved as he supposed. This is a state of affairs that my sons had been blissfully unaware of... until now.

I Got Gay Married In First Grade

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

The wedding went off without a hitch and, over the years, dissolved into a silly and cherished family memory. At that very time, unbeknownst to me, my moms were forking over time, energy and legal fees to make their union and joint custody of me as legal in the eyes of the court as a married couple's.

WATCH: Two Soon-To-Be Gay Dads Discuss Their Journey To Fatherhood

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Josh and Matt first met outside of the musical "Hairspray." After a second chance meeting a few months later at a mutual friend's birthday party, they...

Senate Bill 115 is Necessary to Protect Children and Fathers

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

The Uniform Parentage Act governs the determination of parentage of children who are born of parents that are not married.

The Zen of Miscarriage

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

How do you say goodbye to someone with whom you shared not a past full of memories, but a future made of fantasies? How do you make space for sadness when you're surrounded by messages, both internal and external, telling you to buck up and move on?

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...

A Day In A Queer Life In The U.S.: Why Being A Dad Matters To Me

Jason Guberman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgJust like any expectant parent, my vague intellectual understanding just meant that I really didn't have a clue. But after a year as Mia's dad, I've come to learn a few things, none of which feel like I ever thought they would.

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."

LOOK: Gay Military Couple Attends White House Easter Egg Roll

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Two gay dads and their children were among the many families to partake in the Easter Egg Roll festivities at the White House this weekend. In the...

'Did You Ever Think You Might Be A Lesbian?'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Now that I'm blogging about growing up with two mommies, a friend of mine recently asked me, "Did you ever think you might be a lesbian, since that's the lifestyle you knew from home?" Obviously I have to answer this one with a story.

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...

Katy Hall

The Worst States For Kids Of Gay Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 04.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Justice Anthony Kennedy invoked the children of gay parents this week during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban...

Spilled Milk: 5 Ways Gay Marriage Is Wrecking America (and Causing Global Warming)

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

The undeniable, sharp and measurable uptick in global warming has come since 2004, in the nine years since marriage between gay people became legal in Massachusetts. Katrina anyone? Sandy? Melting ice caps? Rush Limbaugh's persistent sunburn? Real-world consequences.

A Day In A Queer Life In Italy: Being A Lesbian Mom When Families Like Mine Still Aren't Recognized

Giuseppina La Delfa | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Giuseppina La Delfa

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgNext month Andrea has to have a minor operation. But to the government and the hospital's administration I'm nobody in relation to my son. That's how it is: We're family and yet not family, and we stagger back and forth from joy to anxiety.

Catching Up With the Times

Shelley Whelpton | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Shelley Whelpton

I am a Canadian woman who has been married to an American woman for sixteen years. My two sons have been raised in a world where having two moms is totally normal -- and wonderful.