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Raising Successful Kids While Embracing My Homosexuality
The real science behind happy kids? Happy parents!
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Raising Successful Kids As A Gay Dad

Raising kids these days is hard work. It can be even harder if you're struggling to accept who you really are; trust in yourself to teach your children the importance of self-acceptance and confidence.

Beyond DOMA, Prop 8, Oh My...Am I The Marrying Type!
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Beyond DOMA, Prop 8, Oh My...Am I The Marrying Type!

I’m going to be brutally honest, because that’s how I roll. Ok, maybe my partner would argue that, but this isn’t about him...well actually it might be. Since DOMA and Prop 8 made headline news, the only question we get asked is, “So when are you two getting married?” Crickets! That’s what those who ask us hear! Before you jump to judgment, we do love each other. For crying out loud, we’ve been together for 12 years, which in gay years is like 36, so back off! Yet now, the whole conversation and dynamic is beginning to change.

YourTango Experts Weigh In: DOMA & Gay Marriage
About 9 million Americans are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
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What Does The Overturning Of DOMA Mean For Marriage?

This week was a milestone in the gay rights movement: The Supreme Court struck down Prop 8 as well as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), declaring under federal law that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve the same rights that go to straight married couples. So how will this affect our notions about relationships, marriage, gender and love in this country? Our experts shared their thoughts.

DOMA: Gay Marriage
Between 2000 and 2010, same-sex couple households in the U.S. have grown by 80 percent.
Experts Blog

Goodbye, DOMA: Why Gay Marriage Really Scares You

Today, we learned that the Supreme Court ruled DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act), the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, as unconstitutional. I'm not here to debate which side of the fence I'm on regarding this case before our high court. I'm here to challenge a different notion...

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Grace Bonney's DesignSponge has been dubbed "Martha Stewart for the Millennials."
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Exclusive! DesignSponge Founder Grace Bonney On Coming Out As Gay

This month, Grace Bonney — founder of the uber popular decor & DIY blog DesignSponge — became one of the internet's most unlikely LGBT celebrities. On June 10, Bonney announced that her high-profile marriage to her husband, Aaron Coles, had come to an end. She also came out as a lesbian. YourTango had the opportunity to talk with Grace about the the liberation (and anxiety) of coming out and the unexpected reaction to her surprising public announcement.

Homosexuality: Why Legalizing Gay Marriage Could Save The World
Gay marriage could make the world go 'round: Just give it a chance.
Experts Blog

5 Reasons Legalizing Gay Marriage Could Save The World

The fact that sense and sensibility are often being thrown out the door around this issue has finally got my boxer briefs in a wad, and I'm going to share a piece of my mind as to what gay marriage will do for the world ... yes, even for you heterosexuals!

Perks of Being A Voyeur
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Perks of Being A Voyeur

I love sex. I don’t deny it. I have enjoyed sex from a very young age and I find it healthy to have sex. Now before you gasp and pass judgment on the “very young age” comment, I’m referring to my voyeuristic child views of sex and intimacy. I don’t know if as a child I was more in tune with my sexuality, or if it was because I was going through my pre-pubescent years during the late 60’s and early 70’s. You know, the era of free-love. Guys walking around with their shirts unbuttoned exposing their happy trails.

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The LGBTQ community's unique struggle.
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Is This The Gay Community's Newest Threat?

I have attempted to block out a particular moment from this past winter and have utterly failed. Mere months have passed, yet that moment — along with the few months that preceded it — have aged me enormously, and I’m only in my twenties. It wasn't until my ex girlfriend's problem surfaced that my eyes opened to an epidemic that's been taking down my entire community.