By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com June 15 2012 6:36 AM ET
His twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, were born in 2008. In April, partner Carlos joined Ricky and the twins for their first official photo shoot for Vanity Fair.
Precious director Lee Daniels has had his twins since they were three-days-old. Clara and Liam were born to his brother and his girlfriend and adopted by Daniels and his then partner, casting director Billy Hopkins. See a great picture from their W photo shoot here.
Dan Bucatinsky and Don Roos
He lives with his husband, screenwriter Don Roos, and they have two children, Eliza and Jonah. Bucatinsky drew on his experiences to pen in his new book, Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?
Sam Harris and Danny Jacobsen
Singer Sam Harris and Danny Jacobsen, who is a director and presentation coach for numerous Blue Chip companies and also film producer, have been together since 1994. They adopted a son, Cooper Atticus Harris-Jacobsen, in April 2008 and the couple married on November 1, 2008.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
In June, Oprah Winfrey televised a visit to the home of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka where she met Harper and Gideon, their twins.
Vern Yip and partner Craig Koch
Interior designer Vern Yip, seen on many TV shows, and his partner Craig Koch have two children. Gavin Joshua Mannox was born in 2010 and Vera Lillian Beatrix was born in 2011.
Bill Horn and Scout Masterson
Bill Horn and Scout Masterson, Tori Spelling’s friends ("Guncles") and regulars on her reality show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, welcomed daughter Simone Lynn Masterson-Horn in 2010
Clay Aiken and platonic baby-making partner Jaymes Foster welcomed their first child together in North Carolina in August of 2008.
In 2003 B.D. Wong wrote an inspiring book about his experiences in parenting — Following Foo: (the electronic adventures of The Chestnut Man) —and told The Advocate about the premature birth of his twin sons.
Elton John David Furnish
In April, Sir Elton John and David Furnish announced they are considering fathering a sibling for their toddler son Zachary. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California on Christmas Day 2010.
Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller live together in a Seattle, Washington, farmhouse with their son, D.J.
Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt
In 2011 singer Rufus Wainwright and partner Jorn Weisbrodt celebrated the birth of their daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen, born via surrogate on February 2 in Los Angeles. The birth mother, Lorca Cohen, is the daughter of legendary singer-songwriter Leonard.
Matthew Bomer and Simon Halls
At the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in Palm Springs on February 11, 2012, actor Matt Bomer thanked his partner Simon Halls and their three children. “I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.”
Alec Mapa and Jamison Herbert
Actor and comedian Alec Mapa and his husband Jamison Hebert adopted a 5-year-old son, Zion. Alec is also mining his experiences in his show of stand-up and stories, Baby Daddy. Photo by Bethany Nauert.
Jared Polis and Marlon Reis
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Marlon Reis celebrated the birth of their son, Caspian Julius, on September 30, 2011.