Watch: Dale, Greg and Peyton's #GayDadFamilyTrip

Dale, Greg and their adorable daughter Peyton had an awesome time on their #GayDadFamilyTrip, an all-expenses-paid weekend vacation to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, generously donated by Porter Escapes.

Dads, we encourage you to consider Porter Escapes for your next family vacation plans. Check out these links:


  • Fly Porter: https://bit.ly/GWKFlyPorter
  • Porter Escapes for Getaways, Vacations and Weekend Triphttps://bit.ly/GWKPorterEscapes
  • Mont-Tremblant, Quebec: https://www.porterescapes.com/mont-tremblant-spa-ski
  • Residence Inn Mont-Tremblant: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ymymt-residence-inn-mont-tremblant-manoir-labelle/
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    A Dream Becomes Reality, After a Men Having Babies Conference

    New Yorkers David and Brian said their dreams of fatherhood crystalized only after receiving a "ton of information" at a Men Having Babies conference.

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    Your Foster Adopt Questions Answered by a Foster Adopt Dad

    We asked our Instagram community to send us their questions about being a foster dad — and an experienced foster dad responded.

    Dad Joseph Bostick (read his story here) recently shared his experience as a foster and adoptive dad with our Instagram community via a question and answer session - did you feel nervous at the beginning? How did you start the process? Did you always know that you wanted to foster older kids?

    Read Joseph's responses below.

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    Gay Surrogacy in the U.S. for International Dads

    Kristin Marsoli of Circle Surrogacy breaks down the process of surrogacy for gay men outside of the United States

    Written by Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation, who has been helping international gay men become dads for over two decades.

    Becoming a gay dad through a surrogacy agency in the U.S. – when you live outside of the United States – can feel overwhelming. You may have questions such as: Why should I come all the way to the US for surrogacy? What do I need to know as an international intended parent? How do I get my baby home?

    We spoke with Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation who has been working with international gay parents for over two decades. Circle Surrogacy was founded by a gay dad and lawyer, and is the most successful surrogacy agency with a full legal team on staff who are experts working with international parents.

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    Coming Out

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    After years of feeling ashamed of being gay, David Blacker has finally overcome it. And his son had a lot to do with it.

    Scrolling through my social media feeds, reading all the posts about National Coming Out Day reminds me just how valuable it is for us to share our stories and be as open, vulnerable and authentic as possible. Warning: this article is about to get real AF, so now might be a good time to switch back to the Face-Aging app that gives Russia all your personal data.

    Oh good, you stayed. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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    Personal Essays by Gay Dads

    Growing a Thicker Skin

    Experiencing hateful and hurtful comments, Erik Alexander had to learn an important lesson: how to ignore the trolls.

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    I remember lying in bed at night when I was a little boy. I would pray and beg God to not let me be gay. Every single night I would end my prayers with "... and God, please don't let me have nightmares and please don't let me be gay." I remember crying myself to sleep many nights. I was embarrassed and ashamed. And I wanted God to cure me.

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    Happy National Coming Out Day! To celebrate, we've rounded up some of our recent stories about gay men with kids coming out to live their most authentic lives.

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    #1. Former NFL Player Jeff Rohrer, and Father of Two, Comes Out as Gay and Marries Longterm Partner


    Jeff Rohrer, a father of two teenage boys via a previous relationship with a woman, is the first NFL player to marry another man. Read the article here.

    #2. Coming Out to His Wife Was Painful, Says This Salt Lake-Based Dad of Four. But it Started Him on a Path of Authenticity

    After Kyle came out to his wife, with whom he has four children, "she listened, she mourned and she loved," he said. Read the article here.

    #3. Gay Dads Share Their Coming Out Stories for National Coming Out Day

    We asked several gay dads to share their coming out stories in honor of National Coming Out Day, whose stories are heartwarming, instructive, and everything in between. Read the article here.

    #4. Gay Muslim Single Dad Writes Op Ed on His Path to Self Acceptance

    Maivon Wahid writes about the challenges of reconciling three separate, but equally important, identities in an opinion piece for Gay Star News. Read the article here.

    #5. One Gay Dad's Path Towards Realizing Being Gay and Christian are Not Mutually Exclusive

    Gay dads Matt and David Clark-Sally talk about coming out, parenting as gay men, and reconciling faith and sexuality. Read the article here.

    #6. Republican Utah Lawmaker, and Dad of Two, Comes Out as Gay in Moving Video

    Nathan Ivie has many important identities he's proud of: Mormon, Republican, Utahn, father of two... and gay. Read the article here.

    #7. How Coming Out Helped This Gay Man Find the Strength to Be a Dad

    Steven Kerr shares the moment he came out to his ex-girlfriend. "From that moment on," he writes, "my strength and purpose have grown." Read the article here.

    #8. Ed Smart, Father of Kidnapping Victim Elizabeth Smart, Comes Out as Gay

    In coming his coming out letter, Ed Smart, a Mormon, condemned the church for their "ridicule, shunning, rejection and outright humiliation" of LGBTQ individuals. Read the article here.

    #9. The Best Part of Coming Out, Says This Gay Dad, Is Being an Out and Proud Role Model for His Daughter

    "I couldn't face myself in the mirror and think that I could be a good dad and role model for my child when I was lying to myself every moment of every day," said Nate Wormington of his decision to come out. Read the article here.

    #10. These Gay Dads Via Previous Marriages Have Adopted a Motto Since Coming Out and Finding Each Other: "United We Stand"

    Vincent and Richard both had children in previous marriages with women; together, with their ex-wives, they are helping raise seven beautiful kids. Read the article here.

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