Kids of Lesbian Couples Not Affected by Presence or Absence of Male Role Model
June 20 2012 2:28 PM ET

Study: No Difference for Lesbian Couples' Kids

Trudy Ring

The absence of a male role model doesn't affect the well-being of kids raised by lesbian couples, a new study notes.

American Psychological Association Says Gay Parents Just as Good as Straight Counterparts
June 14 2012 3:40 PM ET

American Psychological Assoc.: Gay Parents Just as Good as Straights

Neal Broverman

The APA stands by gay parents after a seemingly biased report calls into question LGBT child-rearing abilities.

Say What 5 Bad Questions for Gay Parents
August 19 2011 7:00 AM ET

Say What?! 5 Bad Questions for Gay Parents

Michelle Garcia

Family attorney and father Dan Bloom explains why asking gay parents "How much were your babies?" is a very bad idea.

Open Seas and Open Minds
June 24 2011 2:20 PM ET

Open Seas and Open Minds

Haven Caylor

We were headed to our first cruise as a family. We were on time, but the flight was delayed. It was July 2009, and our babies were 9 months old. Ray and I felt like pack mules making our way on the historic Oregon Trail. We had cans of formula, bottles, baby food, diapers and all the diapering accoutrements. What was this nine-hour plane ride from Atlanta to Anchorage, Alaska going to hold? We weren’t sure, but the end goal was a seven-day journey through Alaska’s Inner Passage, and we were excited.On the plane, Carter, my son, was sitting with Ray, my husband, and Ammon, my daughter, was sitting with me. Then a very kind, beautiful, and petite lady sat immediately to my right. The lady, whom I found out was Leslie, and I  began a polite conversation about her own children and her grandchildren. Leslie introduced me to her husband, George. They were so kind, with an obvious love for children, and soon it became evident that Leslie was enamored with Ammon. It was also a few minutes into conversing that I found out we were all headed to the same cruise.After several hours of chatting and me avoiding Carter and Ammon’s in-vitro/surrogate/half sibling story (please see my Christmas article, Gray Christmas, with the Advocate from last December), my defenses came down.  If Leslie did not appreciate our story, was offended by it, or thought I was a condemned sinner, then I would just have to spend the next seven hours with a cold, right shoulder and no adult conversation. I simply stated, “Ray and I are a same-sex couple, and Ammon and Carter are our children.” Their unique story followed. Never once did Leslie flinch, scowl, or make a grimace. She never knew it, but inside my mind, heart, and soul, I was saying, “Thank you, God.” She spoke to me like I was any other father or husband, and she helped me with Ammon. And if I hadn't so frequently had the same welcoming experience, I might not believe it had something to do with cruising. But there's something open minded about the open seas.

Becoming the Other Mother
July 20 2010 5:15 AM ET

Becoming the "Other Mother" Editors

Many folks are surprised to learn that Broadway dancer turned suburban mom Eden Lane and her family are part of the LGBT community.

Family Matters
July 13 2010 3:10 PM ET

Family Matters

Treestride Contributors

Lisa Cholodenko, director of the acclaimed film The Kids Are All Right, explores modern parenthood with her partner, musician Wendy Melvoin.

Talking Kids Are All Right
July 09 2010 8:00 PM ET


Jeremy Kinser

Director Lisa Cholodenko, Julianne Moore (pictured), and the cast of The Kids Are All Right talk gay rights, modern families, and playing to middle America. 

Our Lesbian Brokeback The Kids Are All Right
July 08 2010 6:00 PM ET


Katherine Mantle

With major movie stars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore playing a well-drawn, complex lesbian couple, The Kids Are All Right is the lesbian Brokeback, says film distributor Kathy Wolfe.

This Is to Mother You
July 07 2010 3:00 AM ET

This Is to Mother You

Ari Karpel

With her lesbian family dramedy, The Kids Are All Right, poised to be a mainstream hit, director Lisa Cholodenko feels she’s just tapping into the zeitgeist.

The Kids Are All Right Premieres
June 21 2010 3:25 PM ET

Premieres Editors

Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, and Jane Lynch were just a few of the stars who attended the premiere of Lisa Cholodenko's highly anticipated new film, The Kids Are All Right.

Lesbian Film Kicks Off Los Angeles Film Fest
June 17 2010 3:05 PM ET

Lesbian Film Kicks Off L.A. Filmfest

Marchae Grair

Writer and director Lisa Cholodenko begins the Los Angeles Film Festival with a screening of her Sundance hit The Kids Are All Right.