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After Suffering a Violent Homophobic Attack, This Gay Dad Turned to Advocacy

After Nejc suffered a brutal homophobic attack that left him hospitalized, he and his family have turned to advocacy to heal

Guest post written by Rene and Nejc

We are Rene (35) and Nejc (29) and we come from Slovenia, Europe. I was an avid athlete, a Judoist, but now I am an LGBT activist and Nejc is a writer, who published a gay autobiography called Prepovedano. He was also a participant in a reality show in Slovenia (Bar) and he is an LGBT activist too. Nejc and I met by a mere coincidence on Facebook, and already after the first phone call we realized that we are made for each other. Nejc and I have been together as couple almost one year. We think we have been joined by some energy, as we have both experienced a lot of bad things with previous relationships and now we wish to create and shape our common path.

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Gay Dad Life

10 of Our Most Popular Posts Featuring Single Gay Dads

Happy Single Parent's Day! To celebrate, we rounded up some of our most popular articles featuring single gay dads.

Did you know March 21st is Single Parents Day? Well now you do, and you should mark the occasion by checking out our round up of some of our most popular articles featuring single gay dads!

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Gay Dad Life

What's Life Like as a Single Gay Dad? These Guys Sound Off

We checked in with some of the single gay dads in our community to see what life is like while parenting solo

March 21st is Single Parents Day! To celebrate, we checked in with some single gay men in our community to sound off on what life is like while parenting solo — the good, the challening and everything in between.

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Gay Dad Life

Gay Dad Creates Coloring Book with LGBT Families

Ever looked for a coloring book with LGBTQ families? You probably couldn't find one — until now.

Have you ever searched for children's coloring books that feature families with gay parents? If you have, your efforts were probably unsuccessful. That's because, until now, there weren't any coloring books with LGBT families. At all. Well, except for one on Amazon. Literally, one single title to represent us all.

Gay dad Mark Loewen wanted to change this. "I couldn't believe that almost 200,000 children raised by same-sex couples in the US couldn't see themselves in coloring books. And that's just one country!"

Loewen already included gay dads in his first picture book, 'What Does a Princess Really Look Like?' (2018), because he saw the need for LGBT characters in stories that didn't revolve around a specific LGBT-issue. "There are some really good books out there that explain our families. I wanted to write one where the family is just who they are, and where they don't need to be explained," Loewen states about his picture book debut.

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Change the World

What Gay Dads Wish for Their Daughters on International Women's Day

We asked our dads of daughters what they most wished for their daughters as we all continue our work fighting against the inequality they will inevitably face

Today is International Women's Day. A day to celebrate and honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Much like LGBTQ+ equality, gender equality has come leaps and bounds over the past 100 years, but a perfect egalitarian society still does not exist. We asked our dads of daughters what they most wished for their daughters as we all continue our work fighting against the inequality they will inevitably face. Here's what they had to say:

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Surrogacy for Gay Men

'Men Having Babies' Launches Surrogacy Seminar Series in Toronto

Calling all Toronto gay, bi and trans dads-to-be who are interested in surrogacy! Men Having Babies has an upcoming event that you'll want to know about.

This Saturday, March 7, Men Having Babies (MHB) will host the first in a series of events about surrogacy in Canada. The series consists of four seminars, each three to four hours long, running from March through to October of 2020, hosted and co-sponsored by Toronto LGBTQ+ institution, The 519.

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Gay Dad Family Stories

How Gay Dads Celebrate Black History Month

As February comes to an end, we're celebrating Black History Month by checking in with our community to see how they mark the occasion with their families.

February is Black History Month — an annual celebration of African American culture, history, and Black folks who have left an extraordinary and undeniable mark on our lives. To add to this month of celebration, we spoke with some of the amazing Black gay dad families in our community to hear about how they honor Black History Month - throughout the year - how they celebrate theirs and their family's Blackness, and what it means to be Black and a gay man in America today.

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