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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Posted by greg at 10:24 AM | Comments (4)

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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Posted by greg at 1:09 PM | Comments (4)

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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Posted by greg at 1:07 PM | Comments (0)

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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August 19, 2005

Listening to Reason on Gay Adoption

If an angel has appeared to you and told you that children are somehow better off in the foster care system than they are with gay parents, please come forward now with such important information. Otherwise, based on the facts,...
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July 29, 2005

Not That There's Anything Wrong With Reading Details Magazine

So the latest issue of Details has a headline--conveniently placed on the cover right next to David Beckham's crotch--"Is Your New Baby Making You Gay?" Does anybody know what this article actually says? I'd look it up myself, but I'm...
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June 29, 2005

Gay Baby Crisis? We've Got Just The Thing

We're all about solutions here at Daddy Types. DT reader Andrew sent in this news story: "New Dad Thinks Baby Might Be Gay," which leaves a giant, painful question unanswered: What's the kid gonna wear? Fortunately, I just spotted this...
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June 22, 2005

So Hypothetically, You Could Put A Man's DNA Into The Egg You Made From Stem Cells?

Hypothetically, yes. And if a gay couple used this technique to have a kid that was genetically related to both of them, stem cell-fighting religious activists' heads would explode with outrage? Hypothetically, yes. Study: Stem Cells Could Develop Into Eggs...
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June 10, 2005

Even The Gays Hate The Gays With Kids

The ever-friendly (and still child-free) Andy Towle points to a Gay City News columnist who complains that changing demographics are putting the kibbosh on Fire Island's traditional debauche: And there are too many blasted kids! Toddlers seem to have now...
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June 8, 2005

Paternal Instinct, or Gay Surrogacy Adoption: The Movie

The Times has a warm, fuzzy review of documentary filmmaker Murray Nossel's latest work, Paternal Instinct, which follows a gay couple of ten years in NYC and the Maine woman who helps them have a child through surrogate adoption. Nossel...
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May 28, 2005

Utah No Love The Surrogates, No Love The Gays

I mentioned the "state by state maze of parenting rights" in the earlier post about surrogacy's popularity with gay couples (and vice versa), and I just found an example: Utah. You'd think a state which was founded by people who...
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May 27, 2005

The Surrogates Love The Gays

For a variety of logistical, political, psychological, and emotional reasons, a significant percentage of women who provide surrogate pregnancy services are working with gay couples, and they're preferring it. Apparently, gay couples are more sympathetic, they'll watch the surrogate's kids,...
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May 9, 2005

"Who's Your Daddy?" "No idea. All I Know Is, He Said He's Straight"

In the name of preventing the accidental transmission of HIV, the FDA is recommending sperm banks should screen out gay donors. Gay rights groups are challenging the rule as bigoted and not based on science; they point out that HIV...
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May 5, 2005

And Tango Makes Three: The Story of America's Most Beloved Gay Penguin Family

It's a story that kinda kicks the cinderblocks out from under the rusty ol' car that is "gays ain't natcherl." Tango Makes Three is the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins who've been in a committed, monogamous...
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April 25, 2005

Want a gay son? Moby suggests soy milk

I hope for Moby's future son's sake, he is gay, because otherwise, the kid'll grow up with all these expectations he can't meet that are put on him by his parents and society; he'll feel all different inside and wonder...
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March 29, 2005

Gawker Stalks B. D. (aka Big Daddy) Wong

From Gawker:I saw B.D. Wong on Seventh Ave. this morning holding hands with a toddler. If I recall, he and his partner adopted a child, named him Foo, then B.D. wrote a book about two men raising a baby, then...
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February 1, 2005

Baby on Board: Sophia, SSN 048-88-9320

From the TMI Department by way of boingboing comes Stick Family Robinson, a customized collection of stick figure stickers for your car that allows you to telegraph the makeup and personal information for your entire family to the entire world....
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November 22, 2004

How Many Bad Ideas Can You Fit In One Post?

So some Scottish Queer Eye interior decorator couple is going to "adopt" a baby for their new reality TV series. But they're only going to take care of it for five days of filming, then they'll hand it back. To...
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November 15, 2004

It's Raining Men: Gay Dads In New Orleans

Sheesh. Times-Picayune writer Barri Bronston spent so much time following Chris and Dale Liuzza around, it's like having a built-in sitter. I hope they put him to work. The result is a long, engaging tale with stories that'll sound familiar...
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Jeff Bennett's Gay Dads To-Do List

[Catching up on my email backlog, -DT] 1. Get La-Z-Boy. ☑ 2. Select 2nd gay parent-friendly adoption jurisdiction. ☑ [Oregon, FYI.] 3. Decide on birthing method ☑ [surrogate pregnancy w/donor egg] 4. Buy & remodel apartment. ☑. 5. Complete IPO....
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November 3, 2004

X, Y, and Me: Story Books For Your Alt-Conceived Child

We've come a long way from the days when adults would have to confront their sobbing parents with, "Is it true? Am I adopted?" If you're wondering when the book industry would catch up to the myriad possible answers to...
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October 21, 2004

A Chameleon Finds A, Um, Daddy Type

Leo Lionni wrote every book you read as a child, including A Color Of His Own, the story of one chameleon's quest to find out who he really is. Along the way, our confused hero meets an older, wiser chameleon...
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September 21, 2004

Wry Baby, The Right Amount of Funny

In New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, when we took the kid to her first dive bar (We were told it was a restaurant and... long story. But it was lunchtime...), the bartender's t-shirt told me he probably knew...
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August 24, 2004

Ed Koch's Book for Kids Who Can't Play Sports

Although he's famous as the face of New York's Welcome Committee for the Republican Convention (slogan: "You don't have to be a Democrat to like New York! [just if you want New York to like you back]") and the author...
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August 15, 2004

'families' in, 'fathers' out in UK legislation

Recommended changes in UK law would improve gay couples' access to fertility treatment and adoption as part of a larger recognition of civil partnership rights, according to the UK Observer. From what I can tell, 'gay couples' mostly means lesbians,...
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Cruising for, with, kids

So you just bought a brownstone, and you and your partner are starting to think about filling it with kids. How do you go about researching this major life decision? Take a cruise! That's what Peter Marchese did last month,...
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June 22, 2004

Elmer the Rainbow-Patchwork Elephant

A good friend gave the kid an Elmer Book and a stuffed Elmer doll, which has become one of her favorites to gnaw on. Elmer is different from other elephants; he's covered with patchworks in all the colors of the...
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June 12, 2004

California: Jurisdiction of Choice for Surrogacy

As California goes, so goes the rest of the country. Right now, the California court system's advanced case law makes the state the "epicenter of the 'surrogacy industry,'" according to the NY Times. The issues being grappled with in family...
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June 1, 2004

Flash: Man w/Child = Sexy

Apparently the influx of straight families in Chelsea isn't all bad news for the (less-and-less) gay ghetto. Jeff Bennett, who's documenting his and his "Hubby's" sweet-as-pie trip down the surrogate road to fatherhood for Good Housekeeping Planet Out, writes about...
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May 27, 2004

Don't look at me; we live on the Upper East Side

You know how religious conservatives have been warning about the threat posed to families by the proliferation of the "homosexual lifestyle"? Well, now the feathered mule is on the other foot. According to this NY Times article, Chelsea, the nexis...
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May 18, 2004

You could ask him to get a Thurgood Marshall tattoo on his thigh

Or try this: the area code for Boston is 617, minus one constitutional amendment, is 517. Now it's official: starting yesterday, gay men are going to have to remember their anniversaries, too. Good luck, guys....
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April 10, 2004

Meanwhile, Minivan Rules in Gay Hollywood

So while the straight LA dad's coming out of the closet for loving a station wagon, this gay "soccer daddy or mommy or whatever you want to call me" in Beverly Hills traded in his Mercedes SL--first, for a Range...
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March 16, 2004

Um, Gay Manhattan Dad wants a La-Z-Boy?

Ignore for a moment that PlanetOut's Jeff Bennett calls his husband "Hubby," or that he coos over the weekly, treacly emails written in the voice of his surrogate fetus(es). His "Who's your daddy?" column archive gives a real-time report...
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Posted by greg at 11:50 PM | Comments (0)

March 2, 2004

NY Magazine on Gay Parents, or Are Babies The New Messenger Bag?

The ever-sharp service journalists at New York Magazine called the gay parenting trend last November. Frankly a Saturday afternoon trip to The Container Store in Chelsea would tell you about the same thing: that's not just daddy's roommate, it's daddy,...
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