Take a Chance This Weekend! Unicorn Kicks, Single Papas, and Insta-Dads
This Sunday is "Take A Chance" Day! Yes, it may be one of those newfangled holidays invented by the Internet. But spring is the perfect season to try something fresh! So we're all in.
Here's what we're taking a chance on this week:
Single and Considering Fatherhood?
This week we brought you some inspiring advice from proud Papa, Justin Miller. As a single gay dad, he had some sage words for our readers who are interested in fatherhood but are concerned about taking the plunge: "Don't wait for the perfect time" to become a dad. We couldn't agree more, Justin!
To Dad or Not To Dad?
As the first gay man to represent the Australian Bobsled team, Simon Dunn is no stranger to taking risks. But in an essay penned for Gays With Kids this week, he took another chance by opening up on a sensitive subject: will he ever become a dad? He's not so sure.
Seems like mailed birth announcements have gone the way of the dinosaur! Two famous gay men this week revealed their happy news on Instagram. Director Chris Landon put up a pic of his newborn beautiful son Beau. And Colton Haynes teased fans with a pretend pregnancy photo. Is fatherhood just around the corner for Teen Wolf? Also check out April announcements from our readers, many of who took to the 'Gram to share their good news.
Old School Edgy
Listen Up, Nancy!
WNYC Studios recently launched a new "super queer" podcast called Nancy, hosted by BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low. They promise to tackle LGBTQ dating, parenthood, and everything in between. Check out Episode 2 where the two explore sex ed (or the lack thereof) for the gay and lesbian community.
In Next Week's Guide...National Superhero Day!
Holy made-up holiday, Batman! April 28 is National Superhero Day! Next week, we'll be breaking out our capes to celebrate the heroes in our lives, both real and fictional. Be sure to share your superhero family photos with us by sending them to email@example.com!
Over 2 years ago, we spoke with experienced filmmaker Carlton Smith about his documentary featuring gay dad families created through foster-adopt. It was a heartfelt project that shone a light on the number of children in foster care (roughly 400,000 as referenced at the time) who desperately needed a home. And the large population of same-sex couples, many newly married, who were interested in starting families of their own.
"Let's skip," my daughter said on our way to school the other week. She took my hand and started skipping along, pulling me forward to urge me to do the same.
Wouldn't it look, well, gay, for me to skip down the street? In public? I wasn't willingly going to make myself look like a sissy.
As part of our ongoing #GWKThenAndNow series, we talk to dads who have gone the distance and been together a great many years. Terry and Michael have been together 15 years, have two children, and live in Orlando, Florida. We find out how it began, and what they look for in a partner in life, love and fatherhood.
Johnathon and Corey, both 29, met in 2011 working for the same employer. And since their first date, they've been inseparable. Johnathon is a full-time student pursuing a degree in Human Services, and once he completes his degree, he will return to his Native American tribe to help fellow Native American families in need. Corey is a stay-at-home dad. Together they adopted 6-year-old twins, Greyson and Porter, from foster care on June 1, 2017. We caught up with the first-time dads to see how fatherhood was treating them.
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.