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A Holiday Letter to the Supreme Court

Thomas McMillen-Oakley | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Thomas McMillen-Oakley

The schmaltzy songs of the season speak about love, family, and warm memories of holidays past. We'd love to remember this holiday season as the year we were finally a family under Michigan law.

The World Would Be A Better Place If There Were More Mothers Like This

Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define FamilyTM” series installment features an interview with Mary Keane, age 6...

A Major Breakthrough For LGBT Parents In Colombia

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Celeb Chef's Impending Fatherhood Could Have National Implications

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A private conversation between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and celebrity chef Art Smith has sparked something much larger. When Smith ran into Emanu...

Helping LGBT Youth Find 'Forever Families'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices

A new photo exhibition will launch this month to help fulfill the dreams of adoption for a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) yout...

Incredible News For LGBT Parents

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

The majority of Americans say they support the right to adopt by same-sex couples, according to a groundbreaking new poll. The Gallup survey found...

Birth Mom On Her Incredible Journey With Gay Dads Who Adopted Her Daughter

Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

By Mercy Verner | The Next Family I made one of the hardest decisions of my life. It started a little over a year ago. I found out I was pregnant....

Bad News For Gay Parents-To-Be In Germany

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2014 | Gay Voices

By Norbert Demuth KARLSRUHE, Germany, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Germany's Constitutional Court on Friday threw out a case to grant gay coupl...

The New(er) Normal

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

If I had ovaries, I think it would be safe to say they've been aching. I want a baby. I want a baby very, very badly.

WATCH: This Heartwarming Video Shows The Reality Of Gay Adoption

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

The Family Council released a short and striking mock-documentary this week that chronicles the experiences and struggles of a gay couple attempting t...

8 Things LGBT People Couldn't Do In 1985 -- And 7 Things They Still Can't Do

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

From the days of the Stonewall Riots to the current battle for marriage equality across the United States, the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

WATCH: The Challenges One Lesbian Couple Faces When Trying To Adopt

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices

"I'm Having Their Baby" is a series on the Oxygen network that examines the extensive range of challenges expectant mothers face when trying to decide...

Pride, DOMA and Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Ryan Campbell

This was one of the reasons why the DOMA decision was so well accepted that the Castro lit up for an impromptu celebration that rivaled Pride.

Putin Signs Russian Gay Adoption Ban

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a law banning gay and lesbian couples in foreign countries from adopting Russian children.The measure was...

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.

As France Prepares for Marriage Equality, Opponents Warn of Civil Strife

John Becker | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The French people strongly endorse same-sex marriage, and support for the right of married gay and lesbian couples to adopt children sits just shy of 50 percent. But the push for equality in France has an ugly underbelly.

HelpUsAdopt.org Seeks LGBT Applicants For Adoption-Assistance Grants

Cooper Smith Koch | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Cooper Smith Koch

Through HelpUsAdopt.org Becky Fawcett gives out grants up to $15,000 to help families with the expenses associated with adopting children, and she wants more gays and lesbians to apply. "It drives me crazy that we don't get more LGBT grant applications," Becky wrote to me.

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To COLAGE

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | 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 ...

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To RaiseAChild.US

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2013 | 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 Spotlight: Meet Jack and Johnny's Family

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 12.15.2012 | 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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

LGBT Activists, Let's Take Back 'Pro-Family'

Padraig McCoid | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Padraig McCoid

When same-sex couples are given the opportunity to raise a family, we see it as a privilege. We are fighting to make the formation of families with all legal protections a right, not a privilege. It's time we reclaim the label "pro-family," because we have the protection of all families in mind.

Making Babies The Gay Way

B.J. Epstein | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
B.J. Epstein

Perhaps if there were more children's books that dared to show LGBTQ people adopting, working with surrogates, going to sperm banks, or meeting co-parents, there would be more understanding about what it means to make and raise babies in non-traditional ways.