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Meet Our New Parenting Writer, Frank Lowe

Meet Our New Parenting Writer, Frank Lowe


Frank Lowe will be The Advocate's 'Gay At Home Dad' with information, tips, and funny stories about being a gay parent.

Some of you know me as @GayAtHomeDad, my Twitter moniker that's attracted a crazy following with my completely inappropriate humor. My full name is Francesco J. Lowe, but you can call me Frank. I'm a thirty-something gay parent of a beautiful 4-year old boy who joined our family through adoption. I consider myself a "Stepford Gay," living in rural Connecticut (charming yet boring as hell,) and am legally married to my partner of more than 16 years.

I started tweeting in June 2012 and am elated by the success I've had, especially considering that I simply make fun of everything. In the beginning, I was very self-deprecating for a specific reason; I wanted to personify the stereotype of a gay dad. Tweets such as "When my kid scrapes his knee, he gets a Prada Band-aid," and "I'm not about to use that shitty tears-free shampoo on my son's gorgeous hair -- he can cry," were the norm. I did that to mock the haters that actually believed those things were true. It was very deep.

Then I got scared that people were taking me seriously. I broadened my scope and started roasting any and everybody in pop culture. That was a hit -- I had found my niche. I used to be a bitchy gay guy, now I'm a bitchy gay dad.

Now I'm expanding into writing, which is something I've always wanted to do. The Advocate approached me about heading up the parenting section, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I want to fill it with stories and interesting finds and interviews and answering Twitter questions from readers each week. I plan on opening up the mysterious door that is gay parenting. In a nutshell, it's no different than straight parenting -- we just do it with a little more flair. I am always open to praise and criticism, so feel free to write me and tell me how you feel.

Follow Frank Lowe at @GayAtHomeDad.

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