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The Phone Call That Changed This Gay Couple's Life Forever

Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series features the family story of Dave Taylo...

Mothers and Sons and a Father and Me

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

Last week I went to see Terrence McNally's beautifully realized portrait of the "new normal" American family in his touching play Mothers and Sons. By the way, I went with my mother. And as I sat in my seat before the lights dimmed, my thoughts took me back over 30 years, to 1983.

Gay Dads Raise A Baby In Paradise, Inspire Parents Everywhere (PHOTOS)

Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Doug Rigg's Instagram feed has us wondering why we don't all raise our children in paradise. Rigg and his partner, Bill Markevitch, live in Honolu...

The Beautiful Story Of How Two Gay Men Changed These Boys' Lives Forever

Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series is written by Michael Arden-Sonego, a f...

The Incredible Story Of What Happened When This Mormon Family's 13-Year-Old Son Came Out

Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series installment challenges our readers by combining the triple...

The Beautiful True Story Of Two Gay Dads And Their Fire Fighter Son

Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family series features Ron Guzman and Ken DeBie, who are no...

Same-Sex Marriage in the After Life?

Thom Nickels | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Thom Nickels

Emanuel Swedenborg, the Swedish mystic who claimed that he was guided by God to visit the realms of the afterlife in spirit form, posited the premise that there's a cosmic sex in the afterlife, but only among married (heterosexual) couples.

The Incredible True Story Of Two Gay Dads And Their Diving Champ Son

Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family series highlights the intersecting journeys of a sin...

'Are My Dads Gay?'

Today's Mama | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Last night my son, Javier, and I were driving in the car listening to Macklemore's song, "Same Love," which mentions that when the singer was a kid, he thought he might be gay. "Macklemore's gay!" Javier said, both matter-of-factly and with great joy.

Small Town Dads Discuss The Love A Baby Boy Has Brought To Their Lives

Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family series highlights an LGBT-headed family that has fou...

Not the Same or Different: A Better Way to Look at LGBT-headed Families

Melinda Blau | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Melinda Blau

LGBT parents aren't necessarily "better," but the fact that so many of their children seem to be resilient enough to deal with whatever life throws at them is a testament to both the individuals and their relationships.

Lesbian Couple Discusses Making One Of The Biggest Decisions Of Their Lives

Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

While many of our stories feature families who have existing foster placements or have already adopted, this week’s installment of the Huffington Po...

Same-Sex Parents Defended At Michigan's Gay Marriage Trial

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A sociologist testifying Wednesday at Michigan's gay-marriage trial said children raised by same-sex parents suffer no handicap when ...

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...

Houston's Lesbian Mayor Annise Parker: 'Parenting Is My Most Important Role'

Posted 02.21.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment features an interview with Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker....

The White Family: 2 Hearts Entwined With Enough Love To Nurture 7 More

Posted 02.14.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family series features the unique story of two incredible S...

Gay Dads Wedded At The Grammys Share The Beautiful Story Of Their Family

Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment features two Southern California men whose own childhoods t...

This Super Dad Is Shining A Light On Gay Parenting

Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment spotlights writer/blogger Rob Watson, the 56-year-old singl...

These Gay Dads Received A Beautiful Surprise

Posted 01.24.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment features the family-building experience of RaiseAChild.US C...

Meet Chris And Paul's Beautiful Foster/Adopt Family

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment introduces the Long-Cline family of Long Island, New York. ...

Lesbian Parenting and a Child Trapped Between Mothers

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

As an adult, I have come to appreciate the circumstances that made my own adoption necessary. I know now that the greatest gift and sacrifice my mother ever made was the day she signed the papers and "gave me up" for adoption. But what about a child's perspective?

My Brother and His Husband Are Having Twins, and I'm Gay

Brad Hammer | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Hammer

I came out of the closet in 1999, and at that moment I accepted the fact that I would not have kids. It is 12 years later now, and my brother Marc and his husband Mike are having twins -- proof that times have really changed. Their story is so inspirational that I had to share it.

Ever Wonder How A Show About Lesbian Moms Made It On ABC Family? Here's How...

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment presents an interview with Bradley Bredeweg, executive prod...

Let Love Define Family: Your Most Important New Year's Resolution

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment features a special New Year’s challenge from RaiseAChild....

An Open Letter To The LGBT Community: Let Love Define Family

Posted 12.27.2013 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment features a call to action by RaiseAChild.US co-founder and ...