family stories

Whether running from them or basking in them, families make us what we are.  Do you have a family story to share?  Please send it to us today!


These two gay papas are showing why gay surrogacy is beautiful

Full of adorable ‘first moments’ from baby steps to messy plates of spaghetti their Instagram is cute central Meet Papas […]

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Two dads, two babies and a $150,000 journey

Some gifts inspire short-lived exultation, others polite nods.  Then there are the gifts that take your breath away, rewarding years of self-doubt, […]

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MY KIDS MAY NOT HAVE A DAD, BUT PLEASE DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR THEM ON FATHER’S DAY

“Who pretended to be Eva’s dad today?” This question was asked by my 6-year-old daughter’s best friend. While few things […]

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HOW TWO DADS ARE SHATTERING THE STIGMA AROUND GAY PARENTING IN THE SOUTH

Parenting is a tough enough job on its own. Add to that the challenge of being accepted for what kind […]

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The Children of Gay Parents Speak for Themselves

For the past five years, Gabriela Herman has been photographing and interviewing people from all over the country with one […]

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‘The both of us are his daddies’: Three surrogacy stories in Ireland

Legal uncertainty in Ireland has not stopped couples going abroad to create longed-for families Three families in Ireland, three very […]

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I Got Gay Married. I Got Gay Divorced. I Regret Both.

In 2008, gay marriage was so new, my wife and I had a hard time finding a lawyer to help […]

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Meet the Soon-to-Be 1st Trans Parents in South America

LGBT activist Diane Rodriguez and her boyfriend Fernando Machado are an Ecuadorian couple who are set to become South America’s […]

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ALEC MAPA AND JAMIE HEBERT: FAME, FAMILY, AND FOSTER CARE

“I was booked to perform at one of her R Family Vacations cruises in 2007,” recalls actor Alec Mapa, telling […]

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Why seeing my gay son enter parenthood with twins made our relationship stronger

Early last month, my husband and I became grandparents for the first time, when my son and his husband became […]

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SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling has allowed kids to have 2 legal parents, more stable homes and futures

When gay marriage became the law of the land last summer, Lin Quenzer and Barbara Baier were one of numerous […]

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A Perfect Father’s Day: MHB Puts Surrogacy Within Reach

Men Having Babies, MHB, started back in 2005 as a “peer support network for biological gay fathers and fathers-to-be,” according to […]

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FAMILIES OF CHOICE SERIES Anna and Kaya

Families of choice can provide increased connection, security and joy to the lives of LGBTQ people. Our in-depth look at […]

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Meet One of China’s 1st LGBT Couples to Use Assisted Reproduction

Rui Cai and Cleo Wu recently became mothers to twins, placing them among the LGBT parent minority in China. They […]

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Adopting in the US has more heartache than you’d imagine

Mike Anderson and his husband, Jeff Binder, endured a difficult adoption of daughter Annika, and missed out on a second […]

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Lesbian Family, Megan and Candice Berrett, does Epic Gender Reveal for Second Baby

Thank you to Megan and Candice Berret for sharing your story in such a wonderful way. Megan and Candice Berrett […]

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Rob and Chris: 2 Travel Dads, Two Travel Kids

“We had kids to spend time with them,” says Rob Taylor. “To show them the world, teach them and see […]

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Two Moms Talk About Second Parent Adoption

Not all LGBT parents in the U.S. can put both parents’ names on their children’s birth certificate.  Second Parent adoption […]

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Foster Families Share Their Stories of Love and Loss

Foster families tell their personal stories of what it is really like to have a foster child.   “Foster care […]

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HIV Positive Dads Follow Their Family Dream

These HIV positive dads fathered children. Science has come a along way to help HIV+ dads have families of their own. […]

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