Personal Essays by Gay Dads

Navigating Race, Class and Sexuality as an Interracial Family

John Hart, a white gay man, writes about navigating race, class, and sexuality while raising his black 10-year-old son.

"Am I the only black person here?" my son leaned over to ask me quietly. We looked around the hockey arena which was filled mostly with men and boys. And indeed it was pretty white. And I didn't get a single ping off my gaydar.

"Am I the only gay person here?" I asked back.

It was a bonding moment for us, a little inside joke, and we smiled in amusement.

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Change the World

How Do Gay Dads Celebrate Black History Month?

We asked 12 gay dads to tell us what Black History Month means to them and how they celebrate in their households.

February is Black History Month in America. And although celebrating Black history, culture and people shouldn't be confined to just one month, it does ensure an opportunity to commemorate the heroic figures of Black men and women, and also increase visibility of Black life and history; two of Carter G. Woodson's goals when he created the concept in 1926.

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Gay Dad Family Stories

A Small Miracle: Marty, Michael and Shawn

Marty and Michael met in 2003 in college, reconnected years later on Gay.com, and eventually started a family together through foster-adopt

Marty and Michael met at a college in October of 2003; Marty was in his senior year; Michael was a freshman. They lived on the campus's Christian Fellowship floor, so neither considered that the other might be gay even though they were immediately attracted to one another.

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Fatherhood, the gay way

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