December 2014 Holiday Party at PopLuck!

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Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics–from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new […]

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My Open Letter to Gay Dads Who Save the Life of Their Son, Over and Over, Each and Every Day

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By Rob Watson A little boy named Grayson is one of the most special children in the world. It all started with a haircut. Chad, a 22 year old young man, not out about his sexuality, got into Wayne’s chair at a salon. After discovering a sincere enjoyment of each other, they went on a […]

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GLAAD Launches Southern Stories Initiative in Atlanta

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  GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, Wednesday launched GLAAD Southern Stories, a new program that aims to build support for equality in the American South. The launch was announced at GLAAD Atlanta, a celebration of national and local leaders advancing LGBT equality through the media. The event, which […]

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Spotlight Series: Chad and Scott

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  Are you married?  Do you have kids? CHAD: My husband, Scott Parrish, and I were married in Massachusetts the first day it was legal in the United States.  The same day as the 50th anniversary […]

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Gay Husband & Dad: Legal Love Rocks!

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By: Henry Amador My husband and I were married on October 10th 2009 in Boston Mass. In the five years that we have been joined, in the 1,826 days that we have lived and loved together, not a single one of those days had been legally recognized by the State that we called home. Not […]

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Spotlight Series: Petey and Tony

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your partner?  PETEY: We have been together for 3 years but our story actually began 10 years prior. In 2001 we both lived in Sacramento and briefly chatted online. We exchanged photos and […]

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On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Three, Hoops, Hurdles and The Matching Game.

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By: Henry Amador I am happy to say that as I write this articles my husband and I have completed the required classes in the MAPP program, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting for North Carolina. We received a lovely certificate as our class mates cheered as each of our family names were called. I […]

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Spotlight Series: Manuel and Jason

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your husband/partner?  MANUEL: Jason and I met 4.5 years ago on an online dating site.  Never would I have imagined that I would meet love on Grindr. But I did. And the […]

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the Christian Grandmother Proposing Homophobic Themed Books for Teens

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By Rob Watson Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as “cultural analyst” for The Illinois “Family” Institute for six years, and before that was employed in the “writing center” for a high school. I am not exactly sure what the job qualifications are […]

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On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Two, Shaking the Gays Away.

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By Henry Amador: So we began our MAPP classes this past August 26th, 2014. MAPP being the State-required class to license as a Foster or Adoptive parent, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting. In part one I shared how my husband and I were a part of a very special group when we licensed in […]

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