A very happy Father’s Day (or Fathers’ Day) to all of you who don the title! In honor of the day, I’m highlighting some of the posts from Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day about fatherhood.
- Jerry Mahoney of Mommy Man debunks “5 Myths About Gay Parents I’d Like to Wipe Out Forever.”
- Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon, writing at the GLAAD blog, discuss “advocacy and raising teens in a multi-racial family.”
- Single dad Bryant Huddleston, also at the GLAAD blog, talks about challenging expectations as an adoptive parent.
- As part of the RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family campaign, Danny Alvarez and Marvin Suarez talk about fostering and adopting their son.
- Dexer Mikeson, in “But still no flying cars!” discusses the changes he’s seen in gay culture and society at large over the years.
- Karen, who has gay dads, wishes them a “Happy Fathers’ Day.”
Finally, two new group blogs for gay dads, The Handsome Father and Gays With Kids each submitted posts from a number of authors, so rather than listing them all, I’m going to point you over to their sites, where you can revel in many, many posts about fatherhood and join in what I’m sure will be a rockin’ Father’s Day on both sites. (Check out this Father’s Day video from Ferd and Brian, founders of Gays With Kids, and be sure to stay for the outtakes. Also join in The Handsome Father’s #ProudPapa/#InTraining social media campaign.)
And to all of you other LGBTQ parents who take this day as your own (some double up on Mothers’ Day; others spread things out), may your day be joyous and full of love.