Building a family means bringing a lot of pieces together. It helps a lot to have a generous dose of courage. You know this coming into it. While at the most basic level, you will need to ensure that the three things needed to have a baby are in place, those aren’t the only pieces that you need to consider. An egg, a sperm and a uterus. Those are the three most basic biological pieces. To have a baby, we start here.
As a community, and as a country, we are mourning the loss of LGBT people who will not be living a complete life. They will not be creating families or raising the families that they have already created. They will not be participating as friends, siblings, children, partners or spouses. They will not live the full lives that they, and we, had every reason to anticipate.
Have you ever dreamed about becoming a gay biological dad (or dads) and building a family of your own? Here is a great place to get started on learning more about the family building process for gay men.
It’s not too late. Tomorrow night, join us for an evening devoted to finding out about building your family. Have you ever wondered what exactly you would need to do to have a baby? What the first steps that you needed to take would be? What the next steps would be? Do you have lots of questions, some vague ideas of answers but are ready for some facts? This is the event for you. And you still have time to sign up.
Gay Parents To Be had quite a year in 2015. We spent a lot of time and energy commenting on the groundbreaking news that was the culmination of decades of hard work and attention to detail. From the joyful news of marriage equality to the ever-emerging voice of our transgender population, we discussed it here. We thought about it. We wrote about it. We engaged our Notable Contributors to help us understand the political, medical and legal climate across the country and even the world.
Supporting The LGBT Community Through The Color Purple Today, Thursday, October 15, is a day where we come together, stand up and say no more bullying our LGBT youth. And we do more than say it. We do something about it. We can turn it purple and add our voices that way, thanks to GLADD and then? We can go even further. We can go into the schools and the workplaces. We can educate educators. We can educate students. We can educate employers and employees and work colleagues. Read an excerpt from the GLAAD press release earlier this month and learn how you can turn things purple today:
What Does It Mean to Give a Gift? The gift giving season is in full force. It has been over a week since Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but we are still seeing some Cyber week deals. Even today has been deemed "Green Monday" by retailers in their latest attempt to lure shoppers. So, yes, gift buying and giving is in full force!
Same-Sex Couples Raising Children Increasing Guest Blogger Lisa Rosenthal of Path To Fertility