Everyone loves one-stop shopping. It makes life easier by making better use of time, and it requires less energy to get more done. That concept has finally been created for gay dads, in the form of a website – GaysWithKids.com. Co-founded by Brian Rosenberg and Ferd van Gameren, husbands and dads to three children, it aims to “normalize the experience of gay parenting by sharing stories, news, advice, and in-depth reporting on topics of gay dads, many of which are typically not covered in mainstream media.” In a nutshell, if you are a gay man and either want to have kids or have kids already, you need this website in your life.
As a gay dad myself, I can remember Googling frantically in search of any resources I could find, which were far and few in between in 2009. Now when you Google “gay dads,” Gays With Kids is the first thing to pop up. They officially launched in June, and it already contains a wealth of information that would satisfy almost anyone’s desire for more knowledge and discussions. Most importantly, the site shares stories and images of gay parents and kids all around the world, in addition to gay dads providing insight and tips on various issues related to being a gay dad that is based on a combination of industry and personal experience.
From the founders:
“As dads, we share all the universal truths and challenges of parenting that are experienced by dads and parents everywhere, regardless of gender or orientation. But as gay dads, we face many other truths and challenges that are uniquely our own, and it’s incredible empowering to be able to do so as part of a robust and vibrant community.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I did an interview for them as well, which might clear up some of my personal motivations for my outlandish Twitter handle, @GayAtHomeDad, and give you a little more of my backstory. The article was written by Scott Kearnan and you can read it right here.
Now go click on www.gayswithkids.com and get lost down the wonderful rabbit hole of anything and everything that has to do with being a gay dad!