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Baby Drama

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Nikkya Hargrove

One month before news of this story broke, my wife and I hung up the phone with our cryo-bank, ordered another vial of our donor sperm and are currently waiting for the right time to try again. What if the sperm waiting at our doctor's office for us isn't what we anticipate? Would we be mad? Yes.

Effects of Climate Change in My Backyard

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Irene Monroe

Understanding the interconnections and interdependence needed for a healthy planet to live and the global and collective work needed to fix the damage done is not just a backyard issue, but rather an LGBTQ one, too.

The Lucky Ones: Personal Reflections for LGBTQ History Month

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

It is LGBTQ History Month, which got me thinking about my own history. When I came out to my mother her struggle was largely based on worrying what the neighbors would think.

My Happiest Life Moment: Finding Out My (Gay) Wife Was Pregnant

Posted 09.28.2014 | Gay Voices

By Pleasure Mechanics for YourTango.com My happiest moment happened in an unlikely place: a bathroom. On a cold winter morning, I waited with my wi...

5 Things You Should Never Ask A Lesbian Mom

Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

By Shannon Ralph | The Next Family Recently, my family and I found ourselves in a rather uncomfortable situation. We had stopped into a hair salon...

LOOK: This Is What A Queer Family Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with ...

The Same-Sex Marriage 'Debate' Is Based Upon Ignorance and Inaccurate Information

Mark Baer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

It seems as though Judge Feldman allowed his own prejudices get in the way of his duties as a judicial officer. He showed his ignorance by making such comparisons and referring to homosexuality as a 'lifestyle choice.'

Dear Supreme Court Justices

Paula K. Garrett | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Paula K. Garrett

I'm writing today on behalf of my 6-year-old son. He has two moms. He doesn't know that his parents are somehow less than in the eyes of many including, apparently, some of you.

A Gay Dad's Restroom Tips For Lesbian Or Single Moms

Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family I am a fan of blog writer Shannon Ralph. She recently wrote a piece that hit me right in my dad-spot called "11 Thi...

'Do You Want to Be the Mother or the Father This Year?'

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

When a local health foundation's bi-monthly marketing newsletter arrives in my mailbox, I throw it in the recycle bin without a second glance, every time. But the issue that arrived yesterday stopped me in my tracks.

Writer Michelle Theall Talks Memoir Teaching the Cat to Sit and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with writer Michelle Theall about her memoir Teaching the Cat to Sit, which recounts her experience growing up gay and Catholic in ...

The Decision We Agonized Over, But Do Not Regret

The Next Family | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

At conception and in the months before birth, we make parental choices before we meet our child or children. The best we can do is to make educated decisions based on science, faith and what we feel is right.

A Lesbian Mother on the Discriminatory 'Inclusion Act' Endorsed by Catholic Bishops

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

The so-called Inclusion Act does nothing to protect children. To the contrary, it could continue depriving children of potentially loving, stable homes. And it does nothing to protect religious liberty.

Celebrating Pride and Family on 'Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day'

Dana Rudolph | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

I'd like to invite all bloggers, LGBTQ and allies, to participate in the ninth annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day on Monday, June 2. Just post at your own blog in support of LGBTQ families (however you define them) and submit the link to mombian.com, where I'll compile and showcase the master list for all to see.

Remembering Watching With My Two Moms as Ellen Came Out (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

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Waffles and Roller Coasters: Mother's Day Reflections by a Lesbian Mom

Dana Rudolph | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

Being a parent can sometimes seem like trying to juggle on a roller coaster. Being an LGBT parent can sometimes seem like trying to do so without the safety belt everyone else is wearing. But the experience is really not so different for any of us. It takes balance, flexibility, and nerves of steel.

LGBT Parenting: Does Every Moment Have to Be a Teaching Moment?

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

As LGBT youth, adults and families know all too well, bullying isn't confined to just the playground, classroom, or cafeteria -- it can happen to anyone, anywhere. And as my wife and I prepare for the birth of our first child, we have to learn when negative actions become a teaching moment.

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

She wouldn't hold hands with me, my newlywed wife, unless we hid our interlaced fingers under an airline blanket.

Wedding Bells Ring at Any Age

Judy Rickard | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

Everyone's story is different, and yet all stories have the same basics. You meet someone, you have feelings for someone, you make that known, it works out or not. Neither Arlene nor Clara can remember much detail, other than it was "that kiss" that first sealed it.

Lesbian Moms Say Son Was Rejected By School Because They're Gay, But Then Welcomed To Apply

Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A Texas couple claims their son was turned away from a local Montessori school because they are lesbians. Tracy Keller and her wife Dawn told WFAA ...

Straight Talk From a Lesbian Mom

Judy Appel | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Judy Appel

The battle for acceptance is not solely taking place in the courts, but also at playgrounds, little league games, chess tournaments and in churches, synagogues, mosques, everywhere LGBT families are quietly going about the business of raising children and living their lives.

Study Says Kids Of Lesbian Parents Are Doing Great, Thank You Very Much

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Same-sex parents might still have an uphill battle to forge, but a new study seems to provide a helpful push in the right direction. In a study bi...

The Problem With "Having It All"

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 05.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

"Having it all" is a myth. "Having" is far too passive, far too effortless a verb for what it takes to combine career and family life. "All" suggests a sense of wholeness that in reality most parents who earn paychecks rarely experience. Instead, we live an ever-shifting, moment-by-moment dynamic.

Parenting LGBTQ Youth: They Are Not Made Out of Glass -- They Will Not Break -- and They Are Not Broken

Lillian Rivera | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Lillian Rivera

Remember there is nothing wrong with your child. They are wonderfully them! They are not going to break -- in fact they are going to get stronger with your love. They are not broken -- society is broken. But we can fix it.

5 Tips for Managing the Logistics of Same-Sex Parenting of Blended Families

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

Here are some ideas and examples from my dissolved and reconstituted same-sex-parents-headed family that can help parents in different households avoid feeling like one is "primary" and the other is, well, "other."