Weekend Roundup: Hottest Travel Spots for Gay Families
Headed to Family Week in Ptown this year? Or is a family-friendly cruise more your speed? Whatever your preference, we're talking all things summer travel plan this weekend for gay men and their families. Check out our favorite family-friendly vacation spots, along with other travel-related hot topics in our latest weekend roundup:
Sign Up For an LGBT Family Camp!
This summer gay dads and their kids can enjoy camps specifically for their families: LGBT camps together with your kids or an LGBT camp for just your kids! Check out the different options and decide which one you and your family might like to attend. We bet everyone will have an awesome time and make friends for life!
Provincetown Family Week
Family week in Ptown is fast approaching! The annual festival---the largest gathering of LGBTQ families in the world---has family-friendly activities planned all week. It takes place July 29th-Aug. 5th this year. Book your accommodations soon! Spaces fill up fast.
Where are the Travel Ads for Gay Dads?
Glitter, sweaty boys, and fruity drinks are nice and all, but not exactly what we're looking for when we take our kids on vacation. (At least before bedtime...) So where are the travel ads that speak to LGBTQ families? Robert Taylor tackles the issue in this week's essay.
R Family Vacations
Started by Rosie O'Donnell and her then-partner Kelli Carpenter, R Family Vacations has been providing LGBTQ-friendly family cruises since 2003. The company has two vacations coming up this July: to Mexico and Alaska. Check out their website for availability and other info!
Take Your Tots on Globetrotting Adventure!
Organized tours not your thing? Get some inspiration from nomadic dads Michael and Floyd who took their 10-month-old twins on a worldwide adventure! You can follow this family’s adventures via their Instagram account, Facebook page, and stay tuned for Michael and Floyd’s book!
Next Weeks Guide: Gay Dads in the Media
Gay dads are ready for their closeup, Mr. Demille. Or so it would seem with the number of gay dads on T.V. lately! It got us wondering...What do you think of the representation of gay dads in media? Sound off at email@example.com.
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Check-out these amazing stories for National Foster Care Month!
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.