Where to Find Gay Dad Families in Your Area

Do you know of a gay dad group that's not in our list? Please let us know by sending an email to dads@gayswithkids.com.

UNITED STATES

California

San Diego

San Diego Gay Dads

A great community of dads that meet quarterly in different neighborhoods of San Diego. There is a strong online presence that is a wonderful resource of information, sharing ideas, and support for one another. The group was formed mainly so that the children of gay dads could see and know other families that are just like their own.

Los Angeles/Orange County

The Pop Luck Club

A Southern California social community of gay dads building families through fostering, adoption, co-parenting, and surrogacy. Through peer support and community involvement, they provide the greater community with positive images of gay parenting.

San Francisco

Castro Dads

A social networking group for gay dads (and gay men thinking/wanting to become a dad) in and around San Francisco. Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, infants or young adults, our goal is to connect all the gay dads and their kids to create a special place in our community that nurtures, nourishes and empowers each of us on our journey as pioneering parents.

Georgia

Gay Fathers of Atlanta

Local Atlanta community of gay dads.

Illinois

Gay Fathers of Greater Chicago

A network of gay men who have children either living with or apart from them. They provide regular peer meetings that provide a safe, confidential, and welcoming forum for talking about the issues that affect gay dads. They also offer a regular schedule of social events.

Gay Dads Chicago

Local Chicago community of gay dads.

Massachusetts

Gay Fathers of Greater Boston

A Boston based group whose mission is to enhance the well-being of gay and bisexual men throughout the Greater Boston area who are fathers dealing with the issues of parenting, sexuality, divorce, and coming out by providing support, education and advocacy.

Minnesota

Fathers Group MN

The Minnesota-based group's mission is to help gay and bi men who are husbands and fathers develop positive, supportive and rewarding relationships with other men who share similar backgrounds and experiences.

Nebraska

Omaha Metro Gay Fathers

A networking and meet-up group of gay fathers that provides a relaxed atmosphere to meet other gay dads for friendship, support, and playdates.

New York

Gay Bi Dads

New York based forum dedicated to providing the New York City area with a safe and nurturing place for Bi and Gay Fathers to exchange ideas, share personal experiences, and offer mutual support in a social situation.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) empowers people to lead healthy, successful lives. From questions about starting a family, to parenting support and networking, to couples/relationship counseling, legal and medical resources and referrals for LGBT families, The Center offers to connect dads and families with the information they need through classes and events.

Ohio

Family Pride Network

Family Pride Network's mission is to connect and support LGBT families and prospective parents through social events, educational programs, and professional resources.

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Family Pride

A non-profit, volunteer run, membership organization for LGBTQ parents, prospective parents and their children in the greater Philadelphia region.

Tennessee

Nashville Gay Parents Group

Nashville Gay Parents group is open to all gay-friendly families, gay or straight, married, partnered or single. Currently, the group is child-focused, but future events aimed at connecting parents-to-be with the group are being planned.

Texas

Gay Dads in ATX

This is a networking and meet-up group of gay fathers and father-to-be in the Austin, TX area. They provide a relaxed and casual environment to meet other gay dads for friendship and support.

Washington, D.C.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community

The DC LGBT Center's mission is to educate, empower, celebrate, and connect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Their Center Families page lists various upcoming events for gay families.

Rainbow Families DC

Rainbow Families DC is a volunteer led, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents, their children, and those considering parenthood in the DC Metropolitan region.

Various

Family Equality Council Events

Find local events by region. If you don't see any events close to where you live, you can contact their Regional Manager assigned to cover your state and help them plan something (the contacts are listed in the above list.)

City Dads Group

City Dads Group brings together a diverse community of fathers, with and without their children, for social interaction and support.


CANADA

British Colombia

Vancouver Gay Dads Group

For gay men who are dads or want to become dads. This group offers social activities, play dates, info sharing on adoption choices and surrogacy.

Ontario

LGBTQ Parenting Network at the Sherbourne Health Centre

Based in Toronto, Ontario, this organization offers classes to prospective gay dads and gay dads-to-be.

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

A city of Toronto agency that promotes inclusion, understanding and respect. Courses are available to gay dads and gay dads-to-be, as well as drop-in hours for families of diverse identities and configurations and their children (age 0 to 6) to meet, play, talk, learn and grow with each other.

Do you know of a gay dad group that's not in our list? Please let us know by sending an email to dads@gayswithkids.com.

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