GayParenting 

Coming Out Again and Again

To be gay is to have a coming out story -- that day when we finally confided in a friend, confessed to a crush, told the family or found ourselves accidentally outed on Facebook. Together, these transitional moments moved us from life before to...Being a gay mom means coming out over and over and over again.

Independent Spunk Vs. Pretty Princess: A Dad's Lesson in Trusting Positive Parenting

When my daughter was not quite 3, she told my husband and me that she wanted to be a chicken for an upcoming costume party. We thought this was hilarious and I found myself snootily proud of her choice. See, my kid's no joiner. Let every other...Welcome the first column from our gay dad in our new gay parenting column.

Gay Parenting: Out of the Closet and In Again

I was delighted when ParentDish asked me to be the mom half of this new column on gay parenting -- reveling at the thought of how mainstream we "alternative" families have become. In fact, the same week I agreed to write the column, I read an article...Welcome the launch of our first gay-parenting column. But remember, not everyone is celebrating with us.

Sorry, Kids, But 'I Have Two Daddies' Is No Excuse for Bad Grades

In a "Modern Family," a parent's sexual orientation shouldn't affect their child's study habits. Credit: Mitch Haddad, ABC/AP
You would think the children of same-sex couples would be complete and utter idiots -- unable to study or even think...
Homework-eatings more responsible for poor academic performance than same-sex parents.

Who Counts As Family? Some Americans Rank Same-Sex Partners Lower Than the Dog

Erick Sosa, left, and Mark Kibby enjoy a day of fun with their sons, Cole and Parker Sosa-Kibby. Credit: Dave Ouano Photography
Despite a growing acceptance of gay and lesbian couples, 30 percent of Americans still think pets rank higher than a...
Unmarried same-sex couples with children, as well as married gay and lesbian couples with kids, are quickly gaining acceptance as families by Americans, according to a study released this month. But, when children are not involved, same-sex married partners rank lower than the family dog in the who is family, who is not category.

Doogie to Daddy: Neil Patrick Harris and Partner Expecting Twins

Neil Patrick Harris, left, and his partner, David Burtka, are expecting twins this fall. Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer, Disneyland / AP
Looks like Neil Patrick Harris is going from Doogie to Daddy. The actor -- who, back in 1989, first played the...

Same-sex storks raising adopted chicks

From Yahoo!News:  Two same-sex stork couples in a zoo in the Netherlands have taken to parenthood quite nicely -- each stork couple has adopted and are raising stork chicks.  According to the article, "a pair of lesbian storks were given...

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