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 li...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 gir...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 str...
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 g...
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 tw...

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