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Two Dads

Children of Same-Sex Parents Share Their Story With the World

Curtis Shaw Child | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Curtis Shaw Child

Whether you've got a mother and a father, are a single parent, have two moms or two dads, are adopted or are a family of mixed race or are a blended family -- love is the guider to truth and Love makes a family.

'My Two Daddies (Can Beat Up Your One)'

Brent Almond | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Many have said how great it is that I wrote the song for my son, and how special it will be for him when he's older. But if I'm totally honest, I wrote it just as much -- if not more -- for me. I wrote it to convince myself that I am worthy of being equal, of being respected, of being a parent.

Gay Dads Talk About Raising Their Son And Why Marriage Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

Yesterday and today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments that address a common question: Should all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love? The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question, and they are speaking out.

What SCOTUS Can Learn From Our Sleepless Nights

Jon Summers | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Summers

People didn't ask us if we, as two men, were prepared to raise a child, and they didn't warn us about the importance of making sure our son has female influences (he does). They simply congratulated us and warned us to "kiss sleep goodbye." It's time for our laws to catch up with our culture.

Questioning The Idea Of 'Gay' Families And 'Straight' Families

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

In his recent State of the Union address, our commander-in-chief promised, "We will ensure equal treatment for all service members, and equal benefits for their families, gay and straight." I chafe at "families, gay and straight." What is a gay family? For that matter, what is a straight family?

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.

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.

Are Two Dads Better Than None?

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Dhesi

Parents should be judged on their parenting, not on their sexuality. If I were a kid living in care, I'd much rather have two dads who want me, love me and work two and half years to prove to some strangers that they can care for me than a mother and a father whose lives I'm simply a part of.

The New Family Network: More Than Ever, It Takes a Village

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Melanie's husband died suddenly at 35, leaving her to care for their three sons, ages 8, 4, and 10 months. She had no family nearby. Turns out, she had something just as valuable: A network of friends.

Who Are The 'Real' Parents? An Adoptive Dad’s Answer

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Whatever it is that keeps our daughter's mother at a distance, she made our family. And that's the one thing my child and all her parents know for sure.

Female Role Models: The Absent Conversation

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.14.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The great post-feminist irony is that in an age of hard-won female opportunity, media is channeling that opportunity to a place of hyper-sexualized stupidity. It's not who you are -- it's how hot you are.

Mr. Gay World USA Contestant And His Partner Share A Heartfelt Letter To Their Adopted Toddler

Patrick Wallace | Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Patrick Wallace

In late 2011, Burnz and Steve wrote a beautiful letter to their daughter Olivia on aNoteToMyKid.com, expressing their unconditional love for their number-one gal.

Safe Schools for Our Kids

Steve Majors | Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Steve Majors

I thought my kids were ready for school. They were armed with ready answers about why they had two dads and what adoption means. But I was wrong. They were not ready. Perhaps more accurately, I was not ready.

Why Society Must Alter How We Talk to Kids -- A Gay Dad's Perspective

Red Room | Posted 10.04.2011 | Parents
Red Room

It's no skin off my nose if someone sees the ring on my finger and asks me about the wife they envision me having. But it's a drag for a six year-old to feel like she has to answer questions about her family unit for strangers.