8 Stories Filled with Love for This Valentine's Day
Over the course of almost three years of existence, Gays With Kids has published many stories where love was paramount. For Valentine’s Day, we are republishing the best of these. Because we can all use a little more love in our lives.
The story of a gay dad wedding told through the eyes of their 12-year-old daughter, Emma.
Emma is not your average kind of kid. She spent her one of her summers writing a 1500-word essay about the wedding of her gay dads Ben and Chet, an article that wound up featured in the October issue of “Lavender,” a Minnesota LGBT magazine, and shortly afterwards on Advocate.com. Read her story and be blown away by her universal message of love.
These all-American dads have fought for their country, family and for their love to be recognized.
Together since 2005, Jonathan and Thomas have two daughters. Read their loving story on how they met, fought to have their marriage recognized by the U.S. Army, and created their family.
Gay dad blogger Anthony Romeo wrote a letter to his son about his wonderful and loving husband, Dom.
In this letter, Anthony shares with his son all the reasons why he has the most amazing papa in the world. And why, each day, Anthony is grateful for the man he loves, the incredible father to their son.
Single gay dad Donnie found love again, and a family for his son Joey.
Donnie and his youngest son, Joey, have moved to Ohio to begin a new life with Donnie's fiancé, Chad, and Chad's two sons. And this new family of five couldn't be happier.
True love can mean spending almost everyday together for the past 30 years
Dan and Joseph have been in love since 1986, raised a daughter together and are now proud granddads to her son.
Gay dad blogger David Blacker loves his son so much he lists 100 reasons why.
Read 100 things that David loves about his son. From the way he always wants David and his husband Alex to drive around following garbage trucks every Wednesday before school, to naming his pet fish Gavin.
100 LGBT couples tie the knot in the biggest pride wedding, including gay dads Dale and Greg.
Dale and Greg never felt much of a rush to tie the knot. But when the couple heard about the “Grand Pride Wedding,” they knew it was the perfect time — in large part because of who stood with them at the ceremony: their 3-year-old daughter Peyton in a peach-colored sundress.
From Brazil, Ewerton and Jonathan write a letter sharing their love for one another and their adoptive son, Matheus.
Together, they adopted their 5-year-old son, and are living happily ever after.
The Long Island Adoptive Families support group was created by parents going through the adoption process or who had already adopted. It was a great way to help members navigate the path of adoption whether it be private domestic, international agency, domestic agency or foster care. We spoke with Chemene, one of the founders, and found out how this group is supporting local gay men interested in becoming fathers.
Adam Lozon and Scott Dufour met online and have been together 11 years.They live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with their son Paulo. The couple are both in banking and are engaged to be married. We caught up with the dads to see how fatherhood was treating them!
Guest post from Greg Hutch.
It's two weeks before school starts and I am sitting in my classroom updating the photos in the frames on my desk. These frames used to be filled with pictures of my dogs, of me playing my instrument (I am a music teacher), or of the various other things that I have enjoyed in my lifetime. Today, they are filled with loving pictures of my family, including my son and partner who I raise him with. Times sure have changed…thanks to our son, Clark.
Editor's Note: In this ongoing series, we're shining the spotlight on some of the gay dads behind Gays With Kids as their incredible passion and commitment plays an invaluable role in making Gays With Kids possible. Please contact Brian Rosenberg if you'd like to talk about getting involved, too.
Happy gay uncles day to all the wonderful "guncles" out there! Here at Gays With Kids we know how important your roles are within our families so we want to celebrate you today, and say a big thanks! Enjoy this collection of "guncle" photos and a few words of wisdom and contemplations from the uncles themselves.
Two years ago when Oliver arrived into our lives, my partner Rob and I were living in separate countries. We met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and had Oliver when Rob was working in Bangkok and I was in KL. Oliver arrived two weeks early when we received an unexpected message from our agent saying to go to the hospital – our surrogate had been checked into hospital.
The day began like any other. My alarm went off at 4.30am. I snoozed until 5am. I ate breakfast until 5.30am, at which point my son, Felix, woke naturally like clockwork. I fed him mashed bananas, cashew butter and chia seeds. I woke my dad up with a cup of tea and handed the baton over for him to look after Felix as I left for work on my bike at 6.30am. I worked through the day as normal. Then, at 6.49pm I received a call from the police.