‘Just because we’re gay doesn’t mean we can’t have a family’

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 10:45am

Mark Doyle and Jeremy Pryor’s adoption went so well that Doyle went to work helping other gay couples navigate the process ANNA WAUGH  |  Staff Writer PLANO — For Mark Doyle and Jeremy Pryor, finding a baby to adopt took only a day. The couple had discussed starting a family for a year and how [...]

Partners, in business

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 10:30am

Couples say communication is key to successfully running a company together, but attorney recommends having paperwork in order, too DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Before becoming president and CEO of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Tony Vedda started a small business with his partner. “Communication is the key,” Vedda said. “Have clearly defined [...]

COVER STORY: The gay Brady Bunch

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 9:15am

Chris Pittman and Scott Lindsey each had 2 kids under 10 when they met after coming out and getting divorced. Now they’re one big happy family, but it hasn’t always been easy— and sometimes it still isn’t       JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Editor Fifteen-year-old Madeleine Pittman chokes back tears as she explains what [...]

Birth certificates become signature battle

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 9:00am

Lesbian Frisco couple among those seeking both names on document;  Equality Texas pushes state bill after high court refuses to hear La. case       ANNA WAUGH |  Staff Writer FRISCO — As 2-month-old Kambryn fusses after a feeding in mother Kristin Ransom’s arms, her other mother, Kami, rushes in to comfort her with [...]

13 is lesbian foster moms’ lucky number

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 8:45am

After taking in kids a dozen times over the years only to lose them, Stephanie Acosta and Micki Stokes were finally able to adopt Josie     DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer A dozen times over the last 12 years, Stephanie Acosta and Micki Stokes have gotten a phone call to take one, two or [...]

FAMILY LIFE: Resource Directory

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 9:46pm

Adoption Resources • ADOPTION INTERNATIONAL Jody Hall, LLC International Adoptions for the LGBT community 972-231-2933 AdoptMeInternational.org • FAMILY TO FAMILY ADOPTIONS Pregnancy & Adoption Center 1000 Austin Street, Suite B, Richmond TX 281-342-4042 Fam2Fam.org • HOPE COTTAGE Leslie Clay Pregnancy & Adoption Center | PRIDE Training 4209 McKinney Ave, Dallas TX 214-526-8721 x 242 HopeCottage.org [...]

FAMILY LIFE: Gay fathers face an empty nest

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 9:45pm

FATHERS KNOW BEST | When Lucas Grape-Krueger, center, attends Austin College in the fall, his dads Roger Grape, left, and Steve Krueger will suddenly have plenty of time on their hands. They plan to have date nights, travel and even turn their son’s room into a media center. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) The Grape-Krueger family looks [...]

FAMILY LIFE: Living the power of love

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 9:26pm

HAPPY COUPLE | Josie, left, and Constance Siegel got off to a rough start, but a few years later, they were happily married. (Dakota S. Byrd/ Dallas Voice) Life as a lesbian couple where one partner is trans can be tough, but Constance and Josie Siegel, and their children, prove that love makes a family [...]

FAMILY LIFE: Crossing your T’s and dotting your legal I’s

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 9:17pm

Without benefit of legal marriage, same-sex couples in Texas have to take extra steps to protect themselves and their children DRACONIS VON TRAPP | Staff Writer intern@dallasvoice.com Even as the LGBT community around the country celebrated this weekend with same-sex couples who were able to legally marry in New York state for the first time, [...]

FAMILY LIFE: Planning for the worst

Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 9:12pm

Using a parent facilitator to develop a parenting plan can save couples time, money and heartache TAMMYE NASH | Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com When two people pledge themselves to a committed relationship, whether the “I do’s” are legally recognized or not, they intend the relationship to last ’til death do them part. That’s the romantic side [...]