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  1. Hi Gavin~

    Thanks for writing with such courage and vulnerability. We have just started an emotional journey towards fatherhood. We are hoping to increase awareness and access to surrogacy for a whole generation of Americans who share their dream of parenthood. In addition to raising money for our own surrogacy effort, we also hope our campaign will shed light on the broader struggle for aspiring parents who are unable to conceive within the confines of traditional family planning. It is our desire to normalize the concept of surrogacy, in particular, as well as LGBT reproductive rights, in general. We have a blog documenting our journey http://www.twobeardsandababy.com. We also recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to become dads. We’ve received so much support, but we’ve also been forced into some very difficult conversations, which is expected with such a public process. Would you consider helping us to share our story with a broader network?

    Kirk and Anthony

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    • First off, 2nd favorite blog name I’ve ever encountered (after daddycopinginstyle?) Much much much good luck on your journey. I’ll help you spread the word, for sure. And I so appreciate you stumbling upon my blog. You’re on the right path. I complain a lot, but parenthood requires some venting. That said, it’s the best best best. Happy for you guys. Can’t wait to follow your progress.

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  2. Hello, I’m a fellow running blogger and Rowan University Journalism student. I’m doing an in-class assignment that involves me contacting another blogger and writing a short 300-400 word profile. It will be posted to my in-class blog:
    https://runnersphyche.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/gloucester-county-first-running-legend-jonas-cattell/

    All I intend to do is ask a few questions about why you got into blogging and why you enjoy it.

    If you have any questions, or wish to set up an email interview, feel free to shoot me an email at dominya8@students.rowan.edu

    I would greatly appreciate any help

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  3. So I used to wear dresses (well, more wraps and capes because dresses were too expensive), but with wigs and heels because I needed to make the point. Your story brought tears of joy to my eyes. The 1970’s in rural Canada were not the most accepting period, but I got through. I have fond memories of my childhood now. My mom and dad have a lot to do with that.

    Your son will remember his joy. He may falter, and he may flag, like we all do, and it may be something he does for life, or for just a year. But he will always know that you loved him enough to let him be himself. That is an invaluable gift. Well done Sir. I’d say you’re beyond coping on this one.

    James

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  4. Alex M says

    I just read your post about the dude in the park. I started reading waiting for parents and kids to be mean to your boy. I was happily surprised to read that the other Dad showed kindness to your son. I am a gay men and I have two small kids with my husband. I often think about the moments when my kids will be asked about not having a mother and their fathers being gay. But when we go to a park and my son is desperately asking kids to play with him, I get so stressed. But I am glowing with happiness when I se him succeeding at connecting with other kids, making friends and more so, when I see him answering to other kids questions about his family. Sometimes we forget kids can also be strong. I was a small kid who was dancing ballet in a small town, Be hopeful that there are more kind people like that dad at the park in the world and that yes you will have bumps but you will also be overwhelm with demonstrations of love, compassion and understanding. With your help your son will grow to be a strong, self confident adult. Best of luck and congrats to your little one for having understanding parents, that’s more than most part of the children experiencing those life challenges can hope for.

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  5. Texasmom says

    Thank you so much for your article about the experience at the playground. As a mother to a son who loves to glitter, I appreciate your sharing. We support his identity as much as we can in Texas – yes, Texas. We vacation in New York and he is already planning to move there when he is older. I feel a bit isolated because I have not been able to find any other parents raising a son like mine. He is in middle school and is finally meeting other kids like him but their parents are not aware of their child’s sexuality so I can’t reach out to the parents.

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