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Texas Judge: Lesbian Couple Can't Cohabitate

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A judge has ruled that a North Texas lesbian couple can't live together because of a morality clause in one of the women's divorce papers. The clause...

Child Abduction and the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Mark Baer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Let's say that a child is born to a same-sex married couple (or registered domestic partnership or civil union). What do you think happens if that same couple later moved to a jurisdiction that fails to recognize their relationship?

What I Couldn't Tell Another Mom About Our Family

Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents

When her two children were young, Jennifer Finney Boylan came out as transgender. As she transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mot...

Sh*t My Kids Say (Part 2)

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

As two white gay dads raising two amazing African-American boys, our house is always hopping. Here are quotations from our 13-year-old, Mason, and our 10-year-old, Marcus.

Mayor, Committed Partner and Mother

Annise Parker | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Annise Parker

Though Kathy and I have been building a life together for 22 years, we cannot marry in our home state -- the state where I was born, and where I serve in Houston's highest office. Texas, like 40 other states, does not allow same-sex couples to marry.

A Family Anywhere: What More Gay Marriage Means to My Daughter

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

When I told my daughter that Delaware passed gay marriage this week, she was puzzled. "Why don't they already have it?"

Two Dads and the Mom Who Changed Everything

Jon Summers | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Summers

On Mother's Day, what do you get the 17 year-old mother of your child who you are just beginning to know?

Moms 2, Dad 0

Nadine C. Warner | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadine C. Warner

When our oldest son yelled these words across the family room to his younger brother, my partner Lori and I stopped in our tracks. Gabe had asked our youngest Olivia if she wanted "her daddy" and Nick had taken it upon himself to set him straight, so to speak.

Trans, Masculine-Of-Center And Gender-Nonconforming People Are Mothers Too (PHOTOS)

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

With Mothers Day 2013 approaching, the California-based nonprofit Forward Together has created a series of ecards that reflect the diversity of motherhood and parenting, a gesture that traditional Mother's Day cards have woefully ignored. Check out a slideshow of the beautiful cards.

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.