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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.

How 'The Gay Dad Project' Came Into Existence

Amie Shea | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Amie Shea

I invited my dad to Sweden for his 60th birthday. I figured 60 was as good a time as any to start living a fabulously gay life. I wanted to show him the world that existed beyond his everyday Montana and I wanted to make peace with my past.

Non-Biological Lesbian Mom Granted Full Parenting Rights In Landmark Kansas Case

Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

In what's being billed as a benchmark Kansas legal victory, a non-biological lesbian mother has been granted the same parental rights as the biologica...

Is Being a Gay Parent Really Normal?

A. Chris Gajilan | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices
A. Chris Gajilan

During a self-congratulatory mental victory lap after a successfully thrown one-year-old birthday party, my mom busted out with a question that hit the room like an anvil/headache/roadside bomb all wrapped up into one.

Sexing Day

Marc Leandro | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Marc Leandro

Two men raising twin boys is, as a friend in California noted, "hella dudes." And Lin and I raising two girls seemed like the artistically shaky yet marketable premise of a situation comedy. Perhaps we'd have one of each? Well, a few days ago we finally discovered the sex of the twins.

How This Sonogram Changed Our Life

Jon Summers | Posted 04.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Summers

We were told that of all the families presented to her, this young mother chose us. She said that the baby would be her Christmas gift to us. And attached to that same email was the ultrasound she had done the day before. All I could do was stare.

WATCH: First Gay Wedding At NYC's Plaza Hotel Will Have You Weeping

Posted 02.15.2013 | Gay Voices

The Plaza Hotel, the iconic jewel at the base of New York City's Central Park, has long been a highly desired wedding venue for many couples and last ...

Great News For France's Gay Community

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — France's lower house of parliament approved a sweeping bill on Tuesday to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt chil...

Gay And Lesbian Parents Are The 'New Normal' In Quebec

Agence France Presse | Michel Viatteau | Posted 04.11.2013 | Gay Voices

"I would like to have a mother, but I wouldn't want to lose my two dads," says Frida, a radiant six-year-old Canadian girl unaware of the internationa...

A Gay Dad's Invitation To A Supreme Court Justice: Come To Dinner With My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

The future of our family rests in your hands. You have the power to make it devastatingly difficult. You can make it confusing and convoluted. Or you can do the right thing. Please, Justice Kennedy, please, please, do the right thing.

An 'Entirely New Concept' Of A Family: 2 Moms And A Dad

Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

In what could be a landmark case, a Florida judge has given approval for a gay man and a married lesbian couple to all collectively be listed on the b...

How A 59-Cent Electronic Tea Light Reminded Me What Really Matters

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

That candle's lever refused to click into the "off" position. Too cold and tired to fuss with it, I brought it into the house and set it at the center of the breakfast table, where it glowed all night. And then it glowed all day. And then it glowed all week. And then for two weeks.

Protecting Our Families When They’re Most Vulnerable

Emily Hecht-McGowan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Emily Hecht-McGowan

This week we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the inclusion of our families in this important law. We've worked hard as a community to make sure this protection extends to our lives and our families.

The Question You Should Never Ask A Lesbian Mom

Judy Gold | Posted 04.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Gold

"Who's the real mother?" I have been asked that question many times -- too many times. But this time was different. I was at a doctor's office, and my son was standing next to me and knew exactly what the nurse was asking.

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 | 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...

'Parenthood Is A Path Of Emotional And Spiritual Growth'

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

Each time a parenting challenge has levied what could have been a knock-out punch to my sanity, I have grabbed that phrase like an oxygen mask and strapped it over my face. And it has worked. It raises that all-important question, "What do I need to learn here?"

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.

The Haunting Questions About Our Child

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

We took a long, challenging, creative journey to help Clark speak. There is nothing in all the world I like better than the sound of my son’s voice.