Our Vision: A world in which every queer man is able to pursue his dreams of fatherhood supported by family, friends and the law.
Our Mission: To inspire, inform and guide gay, bi and trans men throughout their journey of family building, and then to support these dads to live their best authentic lives while navigating fatherhood.
Gays With Kids was born in 2014, and we are the world’s largest and only resource, website and social network dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of gay, bi and trans dads and dads-to-be.
At GWK, we set out to inspire and educate future dads; to build a community founded on truth, love and support; and to change the hearts and minds of our family, neighbors and colleagues. Together, we will conquer any challenges that come our way with confidence and pride.
Brian Rosenberg (right) & Ferd van Gameren
Brian has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience, but his real passion has been the creation of Gays With Kids, the one-stop destination for gay, bi and trans dads and dads-to-be.
Brian and his husband Ferd became first-time dads in 2009, creating their family through adoption and surrogacy. At the time, there were few resources available to help queer men become dads, and even fewer for those who already were, so they launched GWK in March 2014.
Together since 1993, the secret to this couple's longevity is Ferd's prowess in the kitchen and Brian's great appreciation for anything his husband cooks!
David Dodge is a writer, researcher and LGBTQ advocate with a special interest in parenting, politics and travel. He’s written extensively for The New York Times, HuffPost Queer Voices, The Advocate, Travel & Leisure and elsewhere. He is best known for chronicling his own journey to fatherhood in Sperm Donor Diary, a series of personal essays for The New York Times. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from New York University and a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. For more, follow him on Instagram and Twitter.
Director of Community & Sponsorships
Before joining our team, Rosalind gained extensive teaching and childcare experience in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada. Since our launch, she put her organizational skills and passion for learning to great use creating and cultivating our social media channels that are recognized today as the largest and most engaging gay dad channels worldwide.
Staff Writer / Associate Editor
Brit Smith is a Staff Writer & Associate Editor at GWK. A native of London, England, Brit started her American adventure nannying and waiting tables in Texas in 2006, and eventually graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. She now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their two dogs Cosmo and Juno. Brit has previously written and created podcasts for WBZ NewsRadio, iHeart Media, and Different Leaf.
Social Media Manager
Nigel Ashford is originally from Birmingham, AL. He attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, where he found his love for media and decided to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a Minor in Marketing. After college, Nigel worked three years in television and radio reporting the news. Nigel also worked in the non-profit realm using his skills in communications and public relations to market 501(c)(3) organizations. Nigel is also the proud creator and host of the newly developed Facebook Live talk show OUTSPOKEN, which will showcase LGBTQIA+ people of all colors, backgrounds, and ethnicities to provide a media platform that will allow our LGBTQIA+ brothers and sisters to speak up and speak out about their untold stories and realities.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Eric Louison is a passionate creator whose knowledge of design, video, and web allows him to help out wherever needed. Graduated from Champlain College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design & Digital Media, Eric has been an advocate and ally working with multiple LGBTQ-owned businesses. When he is not editing videos or working on the website, he enjoys traveling and has lived in Ireland, Japan, and the United States.
Natalia is a Graphic Designer with over 10 years of experience in corporate and agency environments. Originally from Lima, Peru, she’s now based in Montreal, Canada. Her objective is to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives through design. Natalia’s clients and brands include RMACT, Resolve New England, University of Washington, Ottawa Police, YM-YWHA, Gay Parents To Be, among others. She’s worked with Gays With Kids since December 2019, helping guide the organization’s branding and imagery.
Social Media Coordinator
Jack of all trades, master of none, Collin is passionate about the health policy and its relation to same-sex parenting and families. He has been with Gays With Kids since early-2020 and enjoys writing features for the website and DMing all you awesome dads on Insta! A current graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, he works full-time in biomedical research and hopes to pursue a doctorate in the near future.
Giovhan Lee Dejoie
Giovhan Lee Dejoie is currently a St. John’s University student working to obtain his B.S. in Journalism. Based in New York, Giovhan has worked for several publications including Gaye Magazine, The Torch and A Hot Set. Upon graduation, Giovhan plans to enter the journalism field to shed light on stories that are often overlooked and continue to serve underrepresented communities.
Dr. Mark Leondires
Medical Director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
GWK Medical Advisor
Dr. Mark Leondires is the founder and Medical Director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and the founder of Gay Parents To Be, a family-building resource for the LGBTQ+ community. He is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He has been recognized nationally for his work in reproductive endocrinology, including being named amongst the Best Doctors in America, and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for several consecutive years.
In addition to serving as Chair of American Society for Reproductive Medicine's LGBTQ Special Interest Group, Dr. Leondires is currently a member of Resolve's Physician Council, and is a tireless advocate for inclusive reproductive services for everyone! Dr. Leondires and his husband are proud parents of two children conceived through egg donation and surrogacy.
President of Circle Surrogacy
GWK Surrogacy Advisor
Sam joined Circle in 2017, after spending 10 years advising and building a variety of businesses. Having experienced fertility challenges when starting his own family, Sam understands firsthand the importance of support and help to fulfill dreams of parenthood. Sam and his wife are blessed with two beautiful girls with the help of IVF.
Founder & CEO of Choice Network
GWK Adoption & Foster Care Advisor
Choice Network is a nationally recognized LGBTQ and pro-choice adoption agency. Molly has built and sustained her agency out of love for her daughter’s first mom, calling her and her daughter the spark that started it all. Molly also proudly sits on the Abortion Care Network board of directors. Molly has received numerous awards for her work, including Abortion Care Network’s Person of the Year Award, Columbus Ohio’s 40 Under 40, Sunny 95's Outstanding Woman of the Year, Columbus CEO Top 5, and the National Association of Social Worker’s Lifetime Achievement Award. When she isn’t working for families, she is loving on her own- including her husband Garrick, and three kids Gia, Louie and Penelope.