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33 Famous Gay Dads for Father's Day

33 Famous Gay Dads for Father's Day


This Sunday, give a big Father's Day hug to Ricky Martin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Perez Hilton -- as well as the rest of our highest-profile gay dads.


Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton (ne 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. In May 2015, Mario got a new sister, Mia, who was also born from a surrogate mother. Hilton raises the siblings with the help of his mother and a nanny in New York City.

Currently single, he told the Associated Press that "didn't want to worry about a relationship of mine interfering with the happiness and well-being of my children," and "every day is Father's Day for me." He also wouldn't allow baby Mia out in public until she received her two-month shots, because he is "pro-vaccination."


Denis O'Hare and Hugo Redwood

The American Horror Story: Coven star and his husband, Hugo Redwood, last year 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.


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.


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.

Ricky Martin

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



Lee Daniels

Precious director Lee Daniels has had his twins since they were 3 days old. Clara and Liam were born to Daniels's 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

Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal,The Comeback) and his husband, screenwriter Don Roos, have two children, Eliza and Jonah. Bucatinsky drew on his experiences for his 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 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
Clay Aiken and platonic baby-making partner Jaymes Foster welcomed their first child together in North Carolina in August 2008.


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.


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 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
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 Hebert
Actor and comedian Alec Mapa and his husband, Jamison Hebert, adopted 5-year-old Zion in 2010. Mapa mined his experiences in his documentary of stand-up and stories, Baby Daddy, which was featured in Outfest 2014. Photo by Bethany Nauert.

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

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Daniel Reynolds

Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.
Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.