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What SCOTUS Can Learn From Our Sleepless Nights

Jon Summers | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Summers

People didn't ask us if we, as two men, were prepared to raise a child, and they didn't warn us about the importance of making sure our son has female influences (he does). They simply congratulated us and warned us to "kiss sleep goodbye." It's time for our laws to catch up with our culture.

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Devon And Emily's Unique Family

Posted 03.22.2013 | 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 love and support to them from ...

AAP Endorses Gay Marriage. So Why Am I So Annoyed?

Parenting.com | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

By Erik Botsford I want to be happy about yesterday's news that the American Academy of Pediatrics has reaffirmed its support of gay marriage, I rea...

Adult Daughter Of Gay Dads Speaks Out On Why Marriage Equality Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

On March 26 and 27 the Supreme Court will address a common question: Should all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love? The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question -- and they are speaking out.

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...

Gay Adoption Possibility In Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's government is supporting an effort to overturn a ban on gay adoption in the U.S. island territory. Puerto Rico...

Meet My Husband, He's Our Child's "Mom"

Edward Yaeger | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Edward Yaeger

If you're able to extract the female gender aspect associated with the idea of "mom" or "mother," however entrenched you perceive it to be, then you're still left with an extremely powerful notion of a parental figure.

Splish-Splash My DNA: Artificial Insemination

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

It is at the core of me and my generally sardonic outlook that the first moment of my creation happened by way of a stranger masturbating into a cup, and the second involved my mother and a glorified turkey baster.

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...

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...

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...

Gay Voices' Family Friday: How One Gay Couple Created Their Beautifully Unique Family

Posted 03.08.2013 | 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 love and support to them from ...

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...

A Day in a Queer Life in Spain: 'Dad, Kids at School Are Saying You're Gay'

Antonio Vila-Coro | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Antonio Vila-Coro

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgIt happened one day in the car, when I was driving home with my eldest daughter. The word "gay" had come up in a conversation, and it must have made some sort of connection in her head. She's 8 years old, and I have tried to explain the concept of homophobia to her -- with little success.

Why This Lesbian Couple's Adoption Case Could Be A Gay Marriage Milestone

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices

DETROIT — A lesbian couple's desire to adopt each other's children has grown into a potentially groundbreaking challenge to Michigan's ban on sa...

Voices Of Children

Steve Majors | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Majors

In connection with the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases, Family Equality Council and our coalition partners have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court that reflects the voices of children with LGBT parents, because these children are in a unique position to speak to two questions.

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 ...

WATCH: Waymon Hudson Takes On The 'Gays Are A Threat To Children' Argument

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

The latest episode of Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson focuses on the anti-gay myth that has been blocking LGBT equality progress for decades: the vicious and debunked "Save Our Children" argument that gays are somehow dangerous to children.

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...

In Supreme Court Brief, American Sociological Association Obliterates Claim That Same-Sex Couples Are Inferior Parents

John Becker | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The brief authoritatively dismantles claims that same-sex marriage harms children and that kids "do better with a mother and a father," and it specifically repudiates the junk-science "study" of gay parenting published last year by researcher Mark Regnerus, an ASA member.

Questioning The Idea Of 'Gay' Families And 'Straight' Families

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

In his recent State of the Union address, our commander-in-chief promised, "We will ensure equal treatment for all service members, and equal benefits for their families, gay and straight." I chafe at "families, gay and straight." What is a gay family? For that matter, what is a straight family?

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 Gay Fathers Helped Two Little Best Friends Become Brothers

Rob Watson | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Some of those fighting marriage equality want you to believe that there is only one right way to create a family. But families come together in a variety of ways, the best of which is when all the members love each other and deeply desire a lifetime bond. That is what happened in my family.

Spotlight On Ryan Nickulas: His Path To Parenthood

Martin Berusch | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Martin Berusch

Recently I sat down with my friend Ryan Nickulas, whom you may remember from The A-List: New York. Ryan and his husband Desmond have started the process of selecting a surrogate, so I felt compelled to delve a little further and get Ryan's take on parenthood.