33 Famous Gay Dads for Father's Day

By Daniel Reynolds

Originally published on Advocate.com June 11 2014 7:00 AM ET

Denis O’Hare and Hugo Redwood
The American Horror Story: Coven star and his husband, Hugo Redwood, recently adopted 3-year-old Declan, to whom they’d been foster parents since he was 2 weeks old. The couple received a Let Love Define Family award at the annual RaiseAChild.US Honors gala in May. Photos via Facebook.

 

Ryan Murphy and David Miller
Producer Ryan Murphy and his husband, David Miller, are the fathers of Logan Phineas, born December 24, 2012, via surrogacy. Their journey to fatherhood partly inspired NBC’s The New Normal, which Murphy created.

 

 

Perez Hilton
Perez Hilton (né Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr.) is the dad of Mario Armando Lavandeira III, who was born via a surrogate mother and an egg donor two days after Valentine’s Day, on February 16, 2013. The family now lives in New York City. Photos via PerezHilton.com.

 

 

Jeremy Brandrick and Adam Morris
British-born designer Jeremy Brandrick, who was featured on Project Runway season 12, is raising 2-year-old twins — son Benjamin and daughter Alexandra — with his husband, Adam Morris, in New York City.

 

 

@ LAX pic.twitter.com/Ni2w9xG4T5

— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) January 6, 2014

 

Ricky Martin
His twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, were born in 2008.

LEE DANIELS AND CLARA

Lee Daniels
Precious director Lee Daniels has had his twins since they were 3 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.

 

 

 

Reading to kids is fun!! So is giving books!! @milkandbookies #stotytimecelebration pic.twitter.com/tPifCiB7fO

— Dan Bucatinsky (@danbucatinsky) April 27, 2014

 

Dan Bucatinsky and Don Roos
Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal, The Comeback) and his husband, screenwriter Don Roos, have two children, Eliza and Jonah. Bucatinsky drew on his experiences to pen in his book Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

 

 

Happy Holidays from my family to yours! #Together http://t.co/JVjz5uuLgw pic.twitter.com/IAcrlsdSCd

— Sam Harris (@SamHarris) December 9, 2013


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 a film producer, have been together since 1994. They adopted a son, Cooper Atticus Harris-Jacobsen, in April 2008, and the couple married November 1, 2008. Harris documents some of his parenting stories in his memoir Ham: Slices of Life.

 


Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Actors Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are the happy fathers of twins Harper and Gideon. The family has a visible presence on social media, with photos of activities such as coordinating Halloween costumes often going viral.

 

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 (the "Guncles") and regulars on her reality show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, welcomed daughter Simone Lynn Masterson-Horn in 2010.

 

Clay Aiken People cover
Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken and platonic baby-making partner Jaymes Foster welcomed their first child together in North Carolina in August 2008. Now Aiken is in the middle of a run for Congress.

 

B.D. Wong

B.D. Wong
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.

 

DAVID FURNISH ELTON JOHN ZACHARY

Elton John and David Furnish
Sir Elton John and David Furnish have two sons born from the same surrogate mother: Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California on Christmas Day 2010, and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John was born January 11, 2013.

 

Dan Savage and Terry Miller

Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Dan Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, live in a Seattle-area farmhouse with their son, D.J. Savage is the author of The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant.

 

Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt

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 February 2 in Los Angeles. The birth mother, Lorca Cohen, is the daughter of legendary singer-songwriter Leonard.


Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
At the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in Palm Springs, February 11, 2012, actor Matt Bomer (White Collar, The Normal Heart) 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
Alec Mapa and Jamison Hebert
Actor and comedian Alec Mapa and his husband, Jamison Hebert, adopted 5-year-old Zion in 2010. Mapa is mining his experiences in his documentary of stand-up and stories, Baby Daddy, which will be featured in Outfest 2014. Photo by Bethany Nauert.

 

Jared Polis and Marlon Reis
Jared Polis and Marlon Reis
Colorado congressman Jared Polis and Marlon Reis celebrated the birth of their son, Caspian Julius, on September 30, 2011.