A network for gay mommies & daddies (& those who want to be!)
Danael Broussard, one of our dads here on the site, and his son Samuel lost everything except the their car and the clothes on their back last night in a devastating fire. They really need our help to rebuild their lives. If you have any clothes, supplies, toys or anything else that you'd like to donate, I'm sure they'd really appreciate it. There are donation details in the image below.
Also, if you'd like to donate to Danael's PayPal account, his email is…Continue
I truly want to say thank you to all of the families that I met last September/October who are apart of this group. As Cooper had mentioned in his post last week, some times you feel deep down inside that your supposed to do more with the blessing you have been given.
My blessing is being a photographer.
When I realized that the photo that launched Cooper and Todd's family into media mayhem I was simply stunned. Not because I took the photo but…Continue
Added by Marcia Stuhler on June 19, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
First of all, happy Father's Day to all the dads on here! I hope you're having a great day.
Just wanted to share with y'all an essay that I wrote for Huffington Post "Gay Voices" section about the response we've received from the JCPenney ad and the ensuing media frenzy. The essay has reposted by GLAAD, The Advocate and a number of other places.…Continue
Added by Cooper Smith Koch on June 17, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
There's been a lot of hubbub in the media about the JCPenney Father's Day ad featuring a family with two dads, specifically my family. Todd, the kids and I have have seen our picture plastered on news stations, newspapers, magazine's and blogs from around the world.
The outpouring of…Continue
Added by Cooper Smith Koch on June 13, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
As you possibly read, we hosted a free family portrait event last week, courtesy of Classy Kids Photography. The photographer, Marcia Schuler, sent over a sampling of photos today and I thought you might like a peek.
Here's a link to her…Continue
Added by Cooper Smith Koch on October 25, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments
Added by Sherrey McGraw on October 7, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments
We're hosting a Family Portrait Party for our DFW-area members. You'll get a free family portrait from Classy Kids Photography - no strings attached!
Hope to see you there!
For more details, visit the event invite:Continue
Added by Cooper Smith Koch on September 1, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments
Brian Walker, an agent with New York Life will be conducting a Child ID event at the HRC Disco Fruit Bowl fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 7, with bowling sessions starting at noon and 3 p.m. Organizers have said the session starting at noon is being especially geared for couples with children, although children are welcome to attend both sessions.
Disco Fruit Bowl is being held at 300 Dallas, located at 3805 Beltline Road in Addison. For information on registering, go…
Added by Robb Puckett on July 30, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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The Advocate is reporting on a survey from the Williams Institute that California has more than 50,000 gay parents - making it the largest population of gay parents in the country (not really a big surprise, mind you).
That breaks down to about 21% of gay couples raising children - or one in five!
Added by Cooper Smith Koch on July 18, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments
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Last month we asked you to submit your nominations for HRC's "Father of the Year" campaign. We received so many nominations that we couldn’t choose just one! Six fathers were awarded the distinction of HRC's "Fathers of the Year."
We are very proud to highlight these dads and know…
Added by Robb Puckett on June 27, 2011 at 6:57pm — No Comments
A 3 ½-year-old named Harry was playing at home in Los Angeles recently when his father walked in with a Target shopping bag. Inside was a special gift for the little boy: a sparkly princess Barbie doll.
“You could hear the gasp of excitement,”…Continue
Added by Robb Puckett on June 19, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments
WASHINGTON -- Jonathan had spent nearly a decade in Louisiana's child welfare system. The safest places, the gay teen discovered, were the moldy homes he squatted in after Hurricane Katrina.
Roofs sagged, floors caved in, mold veined walls and there were always rats. "It was very uncomfortable," said Jonathan. "Old, dark, lots of insects, rodents. ... It was times I cried." Often, he lit fires to keep the rats away.
At 18 years old, Jonathan had just aged out of foster care and…Continue
Added by Robb Puckett on June 15, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments
It's 11-year-old Andrew's turn to set the table for dinner, and he deals out 14 paper plates as if they were playing cards.
Marcus, 5, climbs onto a bench and announces, "It smells like pancakes."
His brother, 3-year-old Cooper, counters, "I think it smells like chicken."
"It smells like Ambrose," says Logan, 7, climbing in between Cooper and their sister Ambrose, who's 4. She glares at the laughing boys.
Actually, it smells like spaghetti. A big pot of homemade…Continue
Added by Robb Puckett on May 8, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
The HRC Family Project had its first (of many) family outings today at the Dallas Zoo. Over a dozen families with children ranging from the ages of 4 months to 14 years in age participated in the fun filled day. Many new…Continue
1st MODERN FAMILY FEST TO BENEFIT FRIENDS OF WEDNESDAY’S CHILD IN DALLAS – AN ANNUAL EVENT
All proceeds for this family/pet friendly outdoor festival will benefit Friends of Wednesday’s Child,
which brings hope and healing to North Texas foster children.
The HRC Family Project invites all families to share a fun day at the Dallas Zoo on Saturday, April 23. Everyone is welcome, even if you're just a kid at heart! Who doesn't love the zoo?!
You're free to come and go as you please. The zoo opens at 9:00 a.m. and we'll meet at the…Continue
Added by Cooper Smith Koch on March 24, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments
The service we use to maintain this website (Ning) has upgraded just about everything about the way the site works and there are some changes that have to be made to keep up with those improvements. I'm trying to get them done as I have time (you know, between feeding, chasing, bathing and loving my two kids!).
As they say at the mall, "pardon our dust." And if you see anything funky, let us know.
Added by Cooper Smith Koch on March 21, 2011 at 5:31pm — No Comments