Gay Dads

  • Family Guyd: Snackless In Paris

    April 25, 2013, 7:59 p.m.
    The basic goal in raising a child is to try to create a self-sustaining creature. As a parent, you protect your kid in order that he might live long enough to be able to protect himself. Of course, to a certain class of parent, this protectiveness becomes an issue in itself, and we laugh at [&hellip
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  • News Guyd: Cindy Brady on Her “Gay Dad”

    April 2, 2013, 4:25 p.m.
    As the latest star to speak out in favor of same-sex marriage, Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the iconic 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” said that if her on-screen dad Robert Reed had been “allowed to form a relationship with another man, he would have been the best husband ever.” In a heartfelt [&hellip
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  • GuySpy Real Guy of the Week: HORNYFITLAD

    Aug. 16, 2012, 4:23 p.m.
    The Olympics might be over, but I’m still infatuated with the British men. The London Games gave us the opportunity to see a whole different side of Great Britain, and who knew Royalty could be so funny, silly, and entertaining. And even though a recent study reveals gay British men have serious issues with their [&hellip
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  • Family Guyd: Four Candles

    Aug. 15, 2012, 6:16 p.m.
    I don’t mind getting older, but the only people who are really excited about it are kids. Our soon-to-be four-year-old son is still at the age where you get better every year you’re alive. I pointed out how strong he was, and he said, “I’ll be even stronger when I’m five in kindergarten!” “Yes,” I [&hellip
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  • Family Guyd: Certifiable

    May 12, 2012, 10:09 p.m.
    If you’re a straight couple, and you had your first kid in your twenties or thirties, and he or she wants a brother or sister, and you’re down with that, you have a process you have to follow. I’m not saying it’s always easy to have sex when you’ve already got a kid, but if [&hellip
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  • Family Guyd: Racing Hearts

    April 4, 2012, 4:37 a.m.
    I’ve mentioned it in an earlier column, but Ian and I have been recertified as foster adoptive parents, to see if we can find one more member for our family, a little brother or a little sister for Mikey. We’ve received a couple phone calls about possible placements – a little boy and a baby [&hellip
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  • Boyz 2 Menu

    Feb. 12, 2012, 7:39 a.m.

    We went to a Superbowl party on, rather predictably, the day of the Superbowl, hosted by the parents of one of Mikey’s best friends in preschool. Naturally, we were the only same-sex couple there. When I came in, I asked, “So, who do we hope is going to win?”

    The room full of people in Giants jerseys rolled their eyes collectively.

    I asked the host whether he watched football with his son, Mikey’s friend, and he said that Brian didn’t have much interest. “But he will.”

    I’m sure he will. Most boys figure out pretty young that the best way to bond with their fathers is to emulate their enthusiasm for their favorite sports. Mikey and Brian played together for the entirety of the party, until the crowd in the den cheered or groaned, and then they would both run in and join us with, “Yay!” or “Oh, rats!”

    Needless to say, my level of involvement was about the same, going along with the crowd. Ian, who is not only gay but British, was right behind us.

    The part where we all were able to connect as a group was over the Madonna halftime show and food.

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  • Nannihiliated

    Jan. 26, 2012, 11:07 a.m.

    My brother and sister-in-law had a daughter the same year we got Mikey, so even though they’re about 18 months apart, we’ve been going through growing pains together. They like having us as vanguards of what to expect, and sometimes dread, as the Adorable Ones become the Terrible Twos. By the way, research has shown that Terrible Two is a misnomer. The temper tantrums, whininess, refusal to listen, and general awfulness is understood to be a longer period, beginning before the second birthday and ending, if you’re lucky, around age four. It’s like running a marathon, and then being told, oh, one more.

    When Mikey first came to our home, my parents talked to my brother and I and our partners, and said, “Don’t forget about date nights.”

    “We don’t want to go on date nights,” we all laughed. “We don’t want to miss one moment with our baby!”

    Eyes narrowed. “Don’t neglect your time with each other. Don’t forget about sex, birthdays, and date nights. Find a baby-sitter.

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  • Playtime and Punishment

    Jan. 13, 2012, 10:52 p.m.

    The thing about raising a three-year-old is you learn that sometimes the worst thing you can do is give them attention when they say or do something that pushes your buttons. The same can be said for responding to Rick Santorum, who said recently that kids would be better off with a father in prison than with gay parents.

    The newspaper articles describing his statement always introduce his wacky words with “citing an anti-poverty expert.” Since Santorum didn’t give his "expert" a name, I don’t know how you can call that “citing.” If I turned in a term paper in high school and my citations didn’t include the name of the expert I was quoting, my teacher would call that "making stuff up." For a moment in my analysis of the presidential contender, I considered I was giving too much attention to his bad behavior.

    Then I thought about it, and wondered if Rick Santorum and his imaginary friend weren’t right. Maybe gay fathers and prisoners do have things in common. To be honest, the thought of the similarity occurred while watching a particularly riveting shower scene in a rerun of Oz, but I digress.

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