Category archive: gay dads

April 9, 2014

Area Playgroup Entertains Foreign Family On Dole

While Australia is intercepting needy refugees at sea by the boatload and storing them on some [other] remote prison island, friendly neighboring New Zealand is taking a different approach. The nationa-wide family support agency Plunket recently arranged a playgroup...
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December 21, 2013

Will Tweet For Cars

Thanks, @Honda, for the best gift ever - my new Odyssey m̶i̶n̶i̶ maxi van! instagram.com/p/hj4x1KyToL/— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 6, 2013 promoted by Honda And if Honda had wanted NPH to 'gram the whole car, they should have sent...
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June 17, 2013

New Dads On The Block Bring Home New Kids On The Block

I've had New Dads On The Block's blog open in my browser tabs since, like, the third trimester. Now these two dads Josh & Matt have not only made it to India for the birth of their twins [mazeltov!],...
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February 28, 2013

That Is So Funny, Because I Left A Son On The Subway Once

We Found Our Son On The Subway [nytimes]...
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November 12, 2012

Nathan Heller On Andrew Solomon On Difference, Disability, Identity, Parents, Kids

Nathan Heller will get your attention in his review of Far From the Tree, Andrew Solomon's amazing-sounding new book on parents, kids and difference grappling what he terms, "horizontal identity": wherThe secret history of sex is not a story of...
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October 17, 2012

Obama Onesies

I am voting for Barack Obama because I have kids--daughters. I am also wondering what the hell is going on with Beyonce's $65 Obama onesies, which not only aren't capitalized, but which also are a cotton/poly blend. Because not...
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October 5, 2012

Introducing Tom Ford For Dads

Mazeltov, I didn't even know they were expecting. Maybe because I stopped paying much attention to what Tom Ford was doing or thinking or talking about many years ago, and so missed his 2008 interview in Fantastic Man where...
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September 11, 2012

How Can I Express The Awfulness Of Network TV In A Blog Post Title?

Every word in Alessandra Stanley's review of "Guys With Kids" and "The New Normal" is bullshit, including "mom" and "dad." Man Enough (or Not) to Assume Mom Duties [nyt]...
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June 14, 2012

Close Shave

Nobody knows the #newfaceofdad better than @LOD @jimhigley @blurb @whithonea @daddyclay & @didacticpirate Check their blogs for more info!— Philips Norelco (@shaveexperts) June 12, 2012 It's a Twitter dadblogger grouphug tonight, fellas! Give it up for Phillips Norelco and The...
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April 5, 2012

Other Daddies Typing: Didactic Pirate Edition

Congratulations and hats off to Seth at Didactic Pirate, both for a well-written post, and for coming to terms with the reality that he is neither descended from circus folk nor a werewolf. Honesty [didactic-pirate]...
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December 2, 2011

Pregnant Lesbian Daddy Types

Gotta confess, I don't have the categories and tags to do justice for A.K. Summers' web comic, Pregnant Butch, so let's just say congratulations, it's in a class by itself. Pregnant Butch, by A.K. Summers [act-i-vate.com via I wish...
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August 12, 2011

Obviously, Ernie & Bert Are Just Not Out At Work

I thought the petition was ridiculous enough to ignore, but Sesame Workshop's statement on Bert & Ernie getting married was too ridiculous not to call bullshit on it:Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that...
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November 10, 2009

Noah's Big Gay Ark By Clifford Richards

St. Matthew in the City, an Anglican parish in Auckland, NZ, has a super, big, gay billboard to promote their weekly LGBT service. It's a big, gay Noah's Ark by UK designer Clifford Richards, updated from his original 1970...
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April 10, 2009

DT Friday Freakout: Somewhere In New Jersey Edition

Crazy Easter Bunnies aren't the only thing to worry about this weekend. Thanks to preliminary research of some kind or another, your whole parenting approach is wrong, too! For example: Whether it's all cars, the Turnpike, or New Jersey itself,...
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February 2, 2009

Big Gay Alphabet Is Frankly Not That Super, Since You're Asking

Maybe it was the angry, yet nervous, anonymous, and ass-covering disclaimer ["Right wing groups and the church blah blah blah"... "/ This is an independent project not affiliated with any agency /"]. Or maybe I was just caught off...
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November 4, 2008

With Kumar Nowhere In Sight, Harold Heads To The Delivery Room

Really? John Cho had a kid? There seems to have been a couple of mentions that they were expecting in April, but then nothing. Mazel tov to him, his wife, and their new son, who Cho cites as the reason...
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May 22, 2008

Surrogate Brokers To The Stars! Actually, To Their Gay Agents And Publicists

W Magazine has a long, glowing profile of Growing Generations, a pioneering surrogacy consultancy and fertility center that is one of the first organizations founded to help gay and lesbian folks become parents. With offices in Los Angeles, Boston, and...
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March 26, 2008

Transgender Dude Wears The Pants, Carries The Baby In His Family

Thomas Beatie is not the first transitioned female-to-male transsexual to decide to get pregnant and have a baby. He's just the first to pose like Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair and to go public about his family's...
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December 19, 2007

Dad Beats Son Black & Blue Over Pink Nail Polish

Does anything say "conflicted about one's sense of masculinity" quite like beating the crap out of your seven-year-old son when you find him wearing pink nail polish? Then again, does anything say "likely to get taunted as a kid for...
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December 10, 2007

Rad Kid-Style Mural By Someone Named Matthew Austin

A couple of dads in a Philadelphia suburb had artist Matthew Austin do some murals in their 17th-19th century house. For the kid's room, he did a bunch of classic kid stories--plus robots [they're everywhere!!], all kid-style: "To get...
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November 3, 2007

DT Headline Roundup: T-Mag, C-Class, L-Word, ABC Edition

Alright, so all the headlines are from the New York Times. I'm like that guy on NY1 who reads the paper for you in the morning, only I pull out the dad-related stories: Inside The Box: I admit, I fell--hard--for...
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November 2, 2007

Rolling Stone Owner Gathers Dos Mas

Hey, Rolling Stone owner Jann Wenner and his art-dealing househusband Matt Nye are expecting twins in January! [BusinessWeek reporter John Fine is too polite to mention the involvement of a womb.] Nye & Wenner's first kid should be around 15...
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October 25, 2007

Dad Has Five Kids' Names, Gay Wizard, Tattooed On Back

You know, I thought the clincher of the story was the UK factory worker dad who spent a year getting his full back tattoo saying, "I’ve always liked Dumbledore – just not in that way." But then I see...
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July 23, 2007

Mod Dads' Rad Mid-Mod Add-On Is One-In-8*10^7

The kids were demanding their own rooms, and Tom Lloyd-Butler and his partner Dan Zelen needed extra space for their surfboards, so they carefully added on to the sweet 2BR mid-century modern house that UC Berkeley architecture professor Ernest...
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June 21, 2007

Not The Only Gay Babies In The Village Voice

First off, I think I have to call BS on the Village Voice's cover story on gay toddlers: it's horribly written, full of unnecessarily incendiary mock-shock that is an insult to the paper's supposedly progressive and aware heritage. You'd almost...
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June 13, 2007

Madre De Dios! Is There Really Only ONE Photo Of The Dancing Sperm Children Of San Juan?

Puerto Rico - Gay rights commotion Set the sperm dance kids in motion. Always the leotards showing, Always the civil unions no-ing, And the sermons flowing. Daddy Yankee streaming, And the natives screaming, "This ain't no island Manhattan, Don't...
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June 11, 2007

My First Pride Parade

Jeff writes in,Chloe marched in her 1st parade at the New Paltz Pride Festival last week. She was a stand-out in a splashy kimono, orange pants, and white beaded necklace. She actually didn't march, she rode on Dad &...
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March 20, 2007

"But Daddy, I NEED To Watch It Again."

Oops. I made the mistake of inviting the kid over to watch this Chris Ware animation, which was released as a preview to the new This American Life TV show that starts Thursday on Showtime. I figured, cartoons, cute...
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March 14, 2007

Garrison Keillor Perpetuates Annoying Stereotypes

Garrison Keillor has always been a dick, no news there. If it didn't mean he'd just spend more time in New York, I'd be calling for Minnesotans to drop the nice and run him out of town once and for...
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February 14, 2007

Should You Watch The Manny's YouTube?

If you want to see him giving the blowup killer whale a reacharound and hear his folk songs about buttsex, then duhyeah. Being quick-on-the-draw with an improvised lyric is a priority in any childcare professional's life, not just the...
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February 13, 2007

To The Jews, The Gays, The Dads, Mazeltov!

During Hannukah, DT reader Marjorie became an aunt when her brother and his partner adopted a baby girl. [Namewatch Alert: Shirley, family name]. She wrote about the naming ceremony, known as Simchat Bat, that Shirley's dads and family crafted for...
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December 12, 2006

UK IVF Law Changes: Fathers Less Necessary Than Sperm

A government white paper recommending changes to the UK's regulations governing sperm donors is expected to be released Friday. The Daily Mail got all worked up over a leak of the report, which is expected to do away with the...
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November 20, 2006

Hey, Reverend! I Hear Tango Drives A Bugaboo!

What happens when your 18-month-old post is one of the top Google results for And Tango Makes Three, the children's book about the true story of two male penguins in the Central Park Zoo who hatch and raise an egg...
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NYT: Straight Men Losing Lock On "Slightly More Than A Sperm Donor" Market

Not sure if it's a trend or just an interesting reconfiguration of the family, combined with a largely undefined notion of gay fatherhood, but The New York Times Magazine has a looong article about how some lesbian couples are kids...
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November 12, 2006

VW Touran: "Finally, It's Great To Be A Dad [In Europe.]"

The newly redesigned VW Touran is a Golf-based 5- or 7-seat mini-MPV that's been getting great reviews in Europe. But since no one in Malibu drives such a thing, VW's execs know there's no market in the US, so don't...
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November 7, 2006

Slimy Has Two Daddies

First Bert & Ernie, now Oscar's 'roommate'. You don't need to see a dozen beautifully restored brownstones and a coffee bar to know that Sesame Street is gentrifying, but fast. [image via tvnewser, who's got the story, too]...
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October 16, 2006

"Cute Kid. What'ser Name?" "Travesty."

Uh-oh, the impossibly biased liberal media in Pelosi-land, that liberal hippie hotbed of San Francisco, is at it again, trying to brainwash everyone with their views of families and parenting. What're they up to this time? ABC News anchor and...
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September 26, 2006

Only Gay Dads In The Village Post Family Picture Online

I felt bad that I wasn't coming across many things to post for the 'gay dads' category lately, but now I realize it was because I wasn't surfing Gaydar, the British gay personals site. The Daily Mail was, though,...
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August 17, 2006

Whatchyou Talkin' About, New York Times?

Mr. Drummond teaching gang signs to Willis & Arnold Whaddya know, here we are, 20 years after Diff'rent Strokes, and our culture still has trouble navigating transracial adoption. [Those Drummond kids ended up with pretty long rap sheets, though,...
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June 1, 2006

Govt: Dads Care, Matter Now

The CDC's National Center on Health Statistics released the latest results of the National Survey of Family Growth [NSFG], which is notable because it's the first round of the study to include men. So, uh, thanks, I guess. The data...
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March 22, 2006

More Lessons In Gay Daddy Etiquette From Page Six

Here's a tip about talking with gay dads, from DT reader Jeff, who, with his partner Mark, has a year-plus-old daughter Chloe:After people learn we worked with a surrogate, they typically ask, "Who is the father?" The question offends us,...
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March 15, 2006

Jann Wenner And The Protocols Of Gay Parenting

While Jann Wenner and his wife have three kids already, the Rolling Stone and Us Weekly publisher is apparently now having a baby with his longtime boyfriend, too, art dealer/model/whatever Matt Nye. [Congrats, fellas!] Since there are like five senior...
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March 9, 2006

Kylie Minogue To Put Out Children's Book

Singer/gay icon Kylie Minogue is working on a children's book. The Guardian gives a tantalizing preview of the book, titled, Showgirl Princess, which is due in September:It tells the story of Kylie, whose dream of becoming a showgirl princess comes...
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March 5, 2006

Other Daddies Typing: Oscar-Avoiding Edition

A list of highlights from other blogging dads out there that's as comprehensive as my knowledge of parenting [*cough cough*]: You can't pick your kids, but you can pick their noses. And you can brush their teeth. Adventuredad has a...
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February 24, 2006

Gay Parents Are Gay Parents, Except They Call Them Le Gay Parents

A French court has granted parental rights to both partners in a same-sex couple, not just to the parent with a biological connection to the child. But as far as I can tell [from a cursory read of a wire...
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October 30, 2005

Congratulations, Heath Ledger! [PS: Did You Get The Bag Clips?]

Seems that Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams had their baby Friday evening in NYC, so congratulations all around. They named the kid Matilda Rose Ledger, which has Australian fans all excited because apparently "Waltzing Matilda" is "the unofficial song of...
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October 5, 2005

Austin Redneck Warms To Gay Dad Neighbors

Not a fan of the reality TV, but apparently ABC shot and canned a show called Welcome To The Neighborhood last year. The plot: Give a free McMansion to whoever pissed off the whitey white neighbors of an Austin, TX...
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September 27, 2005

And Tango's Daddy's New Girlfriend Makes Four

As if you didn't have enough penguin mating drama to keep up with this summer, now comes news that Roy and Silo, a same-sex penguin couple in the Central Park Zoo, have split up, and Silo has taken up with...
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September 10, 2005

Dan Savage's Account Of Their Open Adoption

When writer and sex advice columnist Dan Savage and his boyfriend decided on open adoption, they figured it would help answer the questions that adopted children always seem to have later in life about why they were put up for...
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August 23, 2005

Three CA Supreme Court Rulings Firm Up Rights Of Gay Parents

Except for some sperm donors somewhere--who, it may be relevant to point out, aren't considered fathers under California state law--no men were involved in the three gay parenting cases decided by the CA Supreme Court today. But they could still...
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