iOS app Android app

Gay Parents

LOOK: Lesbian Couple Welcomes Baby On 12/12/12

Banning-Beaumont Patch | Renee Schiavone | Posted 12.13.2012 | Gay Voices

New moms Sor and Breea Dansereau welcomed the birth of their baby boy on not only a unique date-- but at a unique time. Baby Damion was born on 12-...

WATCH: 15-Yr-Old's Dazzling Performance On Growing Up With Two Mothers

snap judgment | Posted 12.07.2012 | San Francisco

This is the first of series of stories from a new partnership between The Huffington Post and NPR's new hit storytelling program, "Snap Judgment," hos...

WATCH: What's It Like For A Gay Parent To Take Paternity Leave?

Posted 12.02.2013 | Gay Voices

What's it like to take paternity leave as a gay parent? In a Dec. 6 appearance on HuffPost Live, Tom Bourdon of Tufts University's LGBT Center shar...

Beyond Dolls vs. Trucks: How Children of Same-Sex Parents May Be Less Constrained By Gender Stereotypes, and Why It Matters

Abbie E. Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2013 | Science
Abbie E. Goldberg

In today's society, parents and educators are increasingly realizing the benefits of playing with all kinds of toys. That is, a preschool-aged boy who happily investigates a toy kitchen is less likely to be chastised by his teacher or parents than in decades past.

30 Days Of LGBT Giving: Donate To The Family Equality Council

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Family Fridays Thanksgiving Special: Families Share What They Are Grateful For

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 11.23.2012 | 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 support to them from our own h...

Spilled Milk: The Komeuppance of Karma Karl

William Lucas Walker | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
William Lucas Walker

Until the day after the 2004 election, as it is for most kids, our daughter's definition of family could be distilled into one simple word: us. That day, she learned how easily a nasty election campaign could convince voters we were something to be feared: "them."

Expanding Our Thinking About the Meaning of Adulthood and Family

Laura Carroll | Posted 01.21.2013 | Media
Laura Carroll

David Brooks believes that we are better off when we think beyond ourselves and engage in action that serves others. We'll also be better off if we can move past outmoded thinking about family, and accept all of its forms that serve to bond us with those closest to us.

The American Family Is Queer

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

As AMC's Mad Men effectively dramatizes (in its subversion of 1950s norms), the conservative ideal of "the American Family" is, and has been, an oppressive, non-functional fantasy. Is this cause for alarm, as Republicans and the religious right suggest?

I Was Denied The Right To Adopt My Partner's Son

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Adoption laws vary by state, making the process to adopt especially complicated for gay couples. In a segment for HuffPost Live, Cari Searcy told host...

10 Things We Learned From A Gay Foster Parent's Reddit AMA

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.15.2012 | Gay Voices

As families shift away from the traditional nuclear archetype toward other models -- once thought to be unconventional, but which are now slowly becom...

On Parenting, Patience And PMS

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

On regular days phrases like "a little chaos is a good thing" and "at least it's happy noise" have the desired calming effect, but on this PMS-migraine, one-two-punch day I call out the big guns: "It might have been otherwise." You see, for Tracie and me, parenthood was hard-won.

Their New Normal

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

"I want to get married to B, but she said that two girls can't get married, and that isn't true!" Elana explained. Not wanting to explain equality and justice to a friend's kindergartner, I could only smile proudly.

The Minnesota 'Modern Family'

Elliott Flies | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Elliott Flies

After my son's third birthday party, his best friend began to cry. When his mother asked him what was wrong, he said, "I want two dads just like Isaac has!" That was the first moment when I realized my family was unique.

Great News For Lesbian Parents

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Good news for lesbian parents: a new study has revealed that teens living in homes with two mothers are proving to be more successful at school and ge...

Why I Created UBBAS Bath Cups, The LGBTQ-Family-Friendly Bath Toy That Loves (And Pees!)

Rob Spalding | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Spalding

For me, coming out as an adult would have been so much easier had my family started a dialogue about sexuality when I was a toddler. UBBAS Bath Cups use bath-time rituals we already know and love to explore the traits that make us different and discover the threads that make us the same.

WATCH: Most Of Europe (And The World) Doesn't Recognize This Family

Posted 11.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The director behind last year's "Homecoming" video is back with another poignant clip highlighting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inequ...

Obama Responds To 10-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter About Her Dads

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 01.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Ten-year-old Sophia penned a letter to Obama telling him how happy she is that he agrees with her on the topic of marriage equality. You see, young Sophia has two dads. Well, in the middle of his fight to be reelected, the president took some time to share a little advice with a little girl.

Family Fridays Spotlight: Meet Wayne and Vince's Family

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 11.09.2012 | 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 ...

'Family Restaurant,' Film Celebrating Kids With LGBT Parents, Debuts Trailer! (VIDEO)

Andrea James | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Andrea James

Family Restaurant is a media project for young children whose parents are lesbian or gay. It features cute puppets and real children of gay or lesbian parents. My producing partner Jamie is a gay dad, and he and his family appear as the heroes who save the day.

I Don't Want To Be This Gay

Kel Kelly | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Kel Kelly

You know the one-dimensional friends who show up in your Facebook timeline and their posts are always about the same subject matter? I have become one of these one-dimensional people, and I can't stand it.

Sociologist Behind 'Bullsh*t' Gay Parenting Study Defends His Research

Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The Texas sociologist who sparked controversy earlier this year with a heavily-criticized study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) paren...

10-Year-Old Has An Important Question For President Obama

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Many don't realize just what a difference a president's acknowledgment can make when it comes to recognition of our families, but one little girl sees the importance. Ten-year-old Sophia Bailey Klugh has written a letter to President Obama that is quickly making the rounds on Facebook.

How This Lesbian Mom Stays (Mostly) Sane During Election Season

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

I need to maintain some sense of sanity not only for myself but for my kiddos. I mean, if feeling like a cranky mom sucks, imaging having a cranky mom. I can't let the trickle-down of my election-based stress reach my kids.

Finally Abolishing The 'Love Penalty,' France Says 'I Do' To Same-Sex Marriage And Gay Adoption

Marcel Rufo | Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Marcel Rufo

It is odd to accept single-parent adoption but oppose same-sex adoption on the grounds that the children would be unable to find any modeling of the male-female differences necessary for them to develop their identity. How does a single parent raise a child successfully, then?