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Gay Parent Magazine (GPM) is the longest running, nationally distributed publication dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer parenting (LGBTQ). Featuring family stories and resources for building and nurturing your family.

Gay Parent Magazine (GPM) is the longest running, nationally distributed publication dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer parenting (LGBTQ). Featuring family stories and resources for building and nurturing your family.

Mission: Gay Parent Magazine's focus is to support and empower LGBTQ parents and LGBTQs wishing to become first time parents.

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In the fall of 2017 we featured Matthew Graham and Richado Jackson when they were fostering a nine-year old boy.  Fast f...
02/12/2021

In the fall of 2017 we featured Matthew Graham and Richado Jackson when they were fostering a nine-year old boy. Fast forward three years: the adoption process has been finalized, Michael is 12, recently graduated from one of the region’s best performing elementary schools, and now attends an arts middle school. “He is full of life and potential, and continues to flourish daily. It’s truly amazing to watch him transform right before our eyes.”

As Michael’s adoption case began working through the courts, another little guy came into Richardo’s and Matthew’s life. “His name is Rylan, and we started fostering him eight days after he was born,” they explain.

“Funny thing is,” Matthew recalls, “we thought he was a girl at first, because they had him dressed in pink in the photo they sent to us.

Read about their journey to parenthood in the article, Revisit with the Graham-Jackson family of Florida, by Gary Hurtubise in the January-February free issue of Gay Parent Magazine, available here: https://bit.ly/3rA0VJr

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In Kamala's victory speech, she said, "To the American people, no matter who you voted for, I will strive to be a Vice P...
02/10/2021

In Kamala's victory speech, she said, "To the American people, no matter who you voted for, I will strive to be a Vice President like Joe Biden was to President Barack Obama. Who was loyal, honest, and prepared, waking up every day thinking of you and your families." And going on to say, "While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last—because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities."

No country has yet achieved full gender equality and women across the world continue to suffer from discrimination and unequal rights and opportunities. Could this be the term that makes a difference? I hope our new VP stands behind her words and fights for women’s rights.

Indiana mom, Rebecca Stanton is hopeful about the election of Biden and Harris but implores others to hold them accountable, and to continue to fight for our rights and our voices to be heard in her article, After the Storm, the Sun Will Shine Again, in the January-February free issue of Gay Parent Magazine, available here: https://bit.ly/3rA0VJr

Photo of Hannah, one of the author's three daughters copyright Gay Parent Magazine.

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@themrstaylors : “Happy New Year! We are Falyn & Bianca with Israel & baby Iman on the way! We have new family photos we...
02/09/2021

@themrstaylors : “Happy New Year! We are Falyn & Bianca with Israel & baby Iman on the way! We have new family photos we wanted to share with you all! After the year we had 2021 needed to reflect Blackness, strength, & beauty!”
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@themrstaylors : “Happy New Year! We are Falyn & Bianca with Israel & baby Iman on the way! We have new family photos we wanted to share with you all! After the year we had 2021 needed to reflect Blackness, strength, & beauty!”

Adorable family photo. ☺️#lgbtqfamily #GayParentMagazine
02/09/2021

Adorable family photo. ☺️

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Michelle Obama announcing a new children's show promoting good food and healthy eating, Waffles + Mochi.https://www.face...
02/09/2021

Michelle Obama announcing a new children's show promoting good food and healthy eating, Waffles + Mochi.
https://www.facebook.com/michelleobama/photos/a.10150238318835578/10164936109635578

#WafflesAndMochi #GayParentMagazine

I’ve got some big news for you! This is something I’ve been working on for a while now, and I’m so excited to finally be able to tell you all about it. Allow me to introduce two new friends of mine: Their names are Waffles and Mochi. And on March 16, we’ll be launching a new children’s show on Netflix called Waffles + Mochi. It’s all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it. These two will take us on adventures all around the world to explore new ingredients and try out new recipes. Kids will love it, but I know that adults will also get plenty of laughs—and some tips for the kitchen.

In many ways, this show is an extension of my work to support children’s health as First Lady—and to be quite honest, I wish a program like this had been around when my girls were young. I also know that this is a difficult time for so many families, and I’m hopeful that this delightful show can bring a bit of light and laughter to homes around the world. That’s why as part of the show’s commitment to helping families during the pandemic, we’re working with our partners at Partnership for a Healthier America to get fresh ingredients to families in need across the country so they can cook together at home.

So that’s what #WafflesAndMochi is all about. I can’t wait for you and your children to join us on our adventures on March 16. 💕

LGBTQ Families Waiting to Adopt A Child During a Pandemic. How to stay sane!Covid-19 has turned the whole world upside d...
02/09/2021

LGBTQ Families Waiting to Adopt A Child During a Pandemic.
How to stay sane!

Covid-19 has turned the whole world upside down and has been with us longer than anyone expected. How has it affected your adoption plans? Chances are it did not help them. If anything, it might have extended the wait and placement times. What can you do while waiting?
Read more https://gayparentmag.com/spence-chapin/

#lgbtqfamily #adoption #GayParentMagazine

Check out Camp Clio at www.campclio.orgCamp for adopted childrenAugust 8 - 21, 2021Now celebrating their 10 Year Anniver...
02/08/2021

Check out Camp Clio at www.campclio.org
Camp for adopted children
August 8 - 21, 2021
Now celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary!

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02/08/2021

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02/07/2021

Adorable
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All for Love 😊 #lgbtqfamily#GayParentMagazine
02/07/2021

All for Love 😊
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LGBTQ-Inclusive Kids’ Books Centering Black Families#BlackHistoryMonth #lgbtqfamily #GayParentMagazine
02/06/2021
LGBTQ-Inclusive Kids' Books Centering Black Families - Mombian

LGBTQ-Inclusive Kids’ Books Centering Black Families
#BlackHistoryMonth #lgbtqfamily #GayParentMagazine

It’s Black History Month, and I'm partnering with Family Equality to share some #OwnVoices LGBTQ-inclusive picture books that focus on Black characters and families, with the acknowledgement that these books are for all year round, not just February.

Lovely family photo.#lgbtqfamily #GayParentMagazine
02/06/2021

Lovely family photo.

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Love is the main ingredient

The Biden-Harris administration announcement: Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transg...
02/05/2021
Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World | The White House

The Biden-Harris administration announcement: Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

#LGBTQRightsAreHumanRights #BidenHarris #GayParentMagazine

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES This memorandum reaffirms and supplements the principles established in the Presidential Memorandum of December 6, 2011 (International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons).  That me...

22nd Annual Gay Parent Magazine LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps/Programs and Independent School Directory Listing.School wil...
02/05/2021

22nd Annual Gay Parent Magazine LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps/Programs and Independent School Directory Listing.

School will be ending in less than a year, unfortunately due to the pandemic many summer camps and programs are not operating. Nevertheless, check out this list for summer programs and schools for your children. Contact these camps and schools in our January-February issue to find out what they are doing to ensure the safety of your children here: https://bit.ly/3rA0VJr 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧

Three years ago we featured Matthew Graham and Richado Jackson when they were fostering a nine-year old boy; today, Mich...
02/05/2021

Three years ago we featured Matthew Graham and Richado Jackson when they were fostering a nine-year old boy; today, Michael is their forever baby, and they’ve adopted a second boy too!

“The adoption process – which we thought was going to be smooth – turned into a nightmare,” Matthew recalls. “One biological parent was eager to sign over their rights, but the other one popped up out of nowhere during the process.” During the case, the courts were fed false information about Michael’s previous living situation, and what education he’d received.

“Our social workers warned us not to get too attached – but that was impossible. We knew going in what the outcomes could be; we understood that it wasn’t our job to take him away from his biological family, but he clearly needed a home and a family to keep him safe and give him structure.”

Read about their journey to parenthood in the article, Revisit with the Graham-Jackson family of Florida, by Gary Hurtubise in the January-February free issue of Gay Parent Magazine, available here: https://bit.ly/3rA0VJr
Photo copyright Gay Parent Magazine.
#BlackHistoryMonth #lgbtqpride #GayParentMagazine

From 1960s civil rights activist Bayard Rustin to Chicago's first black female and lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, black ...
02/04/2021
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai'i

From 1960s civil rights activist Bayard Rustin to Chicago's first black female and lesbian mayor, Lori Lightfoot, black LGBTQ Americans have long made history with innumerable contributions to politics, art, medicine and a host of other fields.

“As long as there have been black people, there have been black LGBTQ and same-gender-loving people,” David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, told NBC News. “Racism combined with the forces of stigma, phobia, discrimination and bias associated with gender and sexuality have too often erased the contributions of members of our community."
#BlackHistoryMonth #lgbtqpride #GayParentMagazine

Black LGBTQ+ Americans have long made history with contributions to politics, art, medicine and a host of others fields #BlackHistoryMonth

When Judge Juliet Howard, newly appointed to New York City’s Housing Court, takes the bench this month in Brooklyn, she ...
02/04/2021
'An Historic Moment': Brooklyn Judge Set to Join Her Wife on Housing Court Bench | New York Law Journal

When Judge Juliet Howard, newly appointed to New York City’s Housing Court, takes the bench this month in Brooklyn, she will be part of a historic moment, the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of NY Courts announced this week.

Howard’s wife, Judge Norma Jennings, serves in housing court in the Bronx, and the pair is believed to be the first married same-sex couple appointed to the same court in New York.
“It’s definitely helpful to hear Norma’s experiences and to just have been [with] her throughout the whole process,” Howard said in an interview Wednesday.

Jennings was appointed to the housing court bench in 2019 but emphasized that housing issues have long been a key part of both women’s careers. They met while working in The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Division and have been together for 27 years while raising two sons, who are now a high school junior and a recent college graduate.

The Howard and Jennings family was featured in Gay Parent Magazine in 2014 https://gayparentmag.com/gay-parent-magazine-cover-portraits-year-sixteen-2013-2014/

#blackexcellence #lgbtqfamily #GayParentMagazine

Howard’s wife, Judge Norma Jennings, serves in housing court in the Bronx, and the pair is believed to be the first married same-sex couple appointed to the same court in New York.

The American Girl Doll brand has caused controversy by doing what anti-LGBTQ people find unthinkable: introducing a doll...
02/03/2021
Parents are outraged over an American Girl doll’s lesbian aunts

The American Girl Doll brand has caused controversy by doing what anti-LGBTQ people find unthinkable: introducing a doll with LGBTQ family members.

The Mattel-owned imprint created a backstory for its 2021 Girl of the Year Doll, Kira Bailey, who is 10-years-old and has visited her two married aunts in Australia. The same-sex couple also owns a wildlife sanctuary, but it was their fictional relationship that had American Girl fans wildly upset.
#lgbtqfamily #GayParentMagazine

"Homosexuality is an inappropriate topic for a children’s book," one angry parent wrote about the doll with lesbian aunts...

In celebration of Black History Month our cover features Aubree Calvin, a professor of government at a community college...
02/02/2021

In celebration of Black History Month our cover features Aubree Calvin, a professor of government at a community college in Texas, and the co-host of the podcast, Southern Queeries. Aubree examines where LGBTQ politics needs to go next and how it affects families. Aubree says:

“The key to making inclusive policies permanent and protected from any future anti-LGBTQ politician will hinge on the passage of the Equality Act, and we need to be prepared for the inevitable backlash from half of the country when it becomes law.”

In the fall of 2017 we featured Matthew Graham and Richado Jackson of West Palm Beach, Florida when they were fostering a nine-year old boy; today, Michael is their forever baby, and they’ve adopted a second boy too!

“The adoption process – which we thought was going to be smooth – turned into a nightmare,” Matthew recalls. “We knew going in what the outcomes could be; we understood that it wasn’t our job to take him away from his biological family, but he clearly needed a home and a family to keep him safe and give him structure.”

Read a digital copy of the Jan-Feb issue of Gay Parent Magazine FREE here: https://bit.ly/3rA0VJr

In 2015, Gay Parent Magazine was honored to receive an award for Outstanding Magazine at the 9th Annual PrideIndex.com Esteem Awards. PrideIndex.com's Esteem Awards has honored local and national organizations and individuals for their continued efforts in supporting the African-American and LGBT communities in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art.

#GayParentMagazine #prideindex #BlackHistoryMonth

Pete Buttigieg has become the first out LGBTQ person to be nominated for a Cabinet position and confirmed by the Senate....
02/02/2021
Pride Empowered

Pete Buttigieg has become the first out LGBTQ person to be nominated for a Cabinet position and confirmed by the Senate.

Buttigieg was confirmed as the Secretary of Transportation by a bipartisan vote.
#lgbtqcommunity #mayorpete #BidenAdministration #GayParentMagazine

Representation Matters!!!

#blackhistorymonth #GayParentMagazine
02/02/2021

#blackhistorymonth #GayParentMagazine

This month let us remind ourselves that Black history is American history. Together we can amplify black voices and fight systemic injustice.

On this day 61 years ago, Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil showed courageous activism in the movement for justice and equality. As we kick off #BlackHistoryMonth, we honor the Greensboro Four and their incredible sacrifice.

#BlackHistoryMonth
#blackexcellence
#blacklivesmatter

02/01/2021
2momculture

2momculture share a video on how being a two mom family isn't always easy.
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These situations are the reason I’m happy we have this platform! Being a two mom family isn’t always easy! Especially when you have people telling you how to live and giving you weird looks!

The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity#BlackHistoryMonth #lgbtqfamily #GayParentMagazine
02/01/2021

The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity
#BlackHistoryMonth #lgbtqfamily #GayParentMagazine

Calling all Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors! Earn badges by participating in our Virtual Girl Scout Ba...
02/01/2021

Calling all Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors! Earn badges by participating in our Virtual Girl Scout Badge in a Day workshop!
For more information and to register go to https://bronxzoo.com/learn/virtual-girl-scout-programs

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Supportive, safe, fun, and nurturing, The Harker SchoolThe Harker School is a kindergarten-grade 12 private school in Si...
01/29/2021

Supportive, safe, fun, and nurturing, The Harker School

The Harker School is a kindergarten-grade 12 private school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and student achievements. Founded in 1893 and educating more than 2,000 students, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California, serving families of elementary, middle and high school-aged children, with each division on its own San Jose campus. Harker blends strong college-prep academics with rich offerings in STEM, athletics and the arts.

Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability have been in the school’s DNA since its founding. Community service, character development curriculum, and our honor code all encourage, develop and reinforce these important qualities.

Read more here https://gayparentmag.com/harker-school/

#lgbtqfriendly #independent #school #GayParentMagazine

I can’t help but remember the turbulent road in my beginning of coming out. Calling it rocky would be an understatement....
01/29/2021

I can’t help but remember the turbulent road in my beginning of coming out. Calling it rocky would be an understatement. Growing up in South Mississippi, it was evident that people living their truest selves were looked down upon. Whether it was interracial relationships or homosexuality. Straying from the pack was often considered weird or shameful. To avoid the heartbreak of losing relationships, I totally understood why some just didn’t come out at all. For me, I knew I was different from the other boys. I would pray every single night for God to not make me gay. The guilt I had would flood my mind and I would cry my eyes out before drifting off to sleep. The fear was crippling. I knew if I came out my family would be infuriated. My church family would turn their backs and some of my friends would walk away.

During this difficult time, Erik Alexander (pictured wearing cap) reflects back on the “turbulent road” he took when he first came out to his family of origin in Mississippi, in his article, Living the American Dream, in the January-February free issue of Gay Parent Magazine, available here: https://bit.ly/3rA0VJr

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01/28/2021

If this doesn’t change your mood 😞 then we don’t know what will 😂🌈
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Spectacular, adventurous summers in a welcoming Jewish community.Surprise Lake CampVisit https://surpriselake.org#lgbtqf...
01/27/2021

Spectacular, adventurous summers in a welcoming Jewish community.
Surprise Lake Camp
Visit https://surpriselake.org

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Born Human Apparel is a queer owned gender-neutral clothing company that carries infant, toddler, kid and adult sizes. W...
01/27/2021

Born Human Apparel is a queer owned gender-neutral clothing company that carries infant, toddler, kid and adult sizes. We provide unique designs that focus on LGBTQ+ parents and their children. Our mission is to design artwork that reflects our passion for equality & human rights. Please check out our wide selection at www.bornhumanapparel.com.
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Hi there! My name is Adriana and I am reaching out with Powerhouse casting. We are looking for LGBTQIA+ couples with a baby under one for a car commercial in Toronto! All of the details are below. Deadline to apply is December 15th at 5pm. If you or anyone you know would be interested in this opportunity, please apply! Feel free to message me with any questions! Thanks 🙂 POWERHOUSE CASTING IS SEEKING REAL COUPLES (FEMALE/MALE AND LGBTQIA+) WITH A BABY UNDER 1 YEAR OLD FOR A NATIONAL CAR COMMERCIAL IN TORONTO! Looking for Parents ages between 30 - 40. Baby: any age under 1. Pays $1200+ per person, if selected in the commercial. This is a union (Actra) job, but is open to non-union members as well. Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. Casting: via self tape submissions Wardrobe: January 4, 2021 Shooting: January 8, 2021 Send all Names, ages, recent photos, your contact information & video in MP4 FORMAT to: [email protected] Subject line "COUPLE WITH BABY" In your self tape, introduce yourselves, show your hands to the camera (front & back) & tell us how you've been keeping busy throughout COVID (We're trying to get a sense of your personalities, so have fun with it) Please also include a full body shot & a side profile shot of everyone in the video. DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS DUE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH @ 5:00PM EST. If you have an agent, please have them submit you over breakdown express. Production and talent will adhere to all Covid safety protocols on set.
A fun free cosplay virtual Halloween party for for all young folks ages 13-24, both allies and LGBTQ youth. Dress up, play games and jam to some tunes together! 👻 AND, for those over 50, we have our annual LI SAGE Spooktacular Halloween Party on Zoom, with senior drag queen Trixie performing, a costume contest, mixology demo and pumpkin carving! 🎃 SIGN UP www.lgbtnetwork.org/virtualcenter