25 MORE Reasons Having Gay Dads Is Awesome!

June 28, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DAD STUFF, DESIGN STUFF, MAKING MEMORIES

Due to popular demand (the original post was one of the most-viewed ever on this site), as well as an over-abundance of photos from awesome gay fathers, I had to do a sequel — which I’m hoping is as good as (or better) than the original. Think Empire Strikes Back, not Teen Wolf Too.

So as we wrap up Pride month, I wanted to share 25 more reasons having gay dads is uniquely, similarly, lovingly AWESOME!

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1. You’re always surrounded by love
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Andy Miller

Especially when you’re smooshed into a photo booth. [Photo courtesy of Andy Miller & Brian Stephens]
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2. Early exposure to the arts
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Blunt

Everything you create is music to their ears. [Photo courtesy of Alain Blunt]
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3. They’ll do whatever it takes to become your dads
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Earl & Sean

And once they get you, they’ll never let you go. [Photo courtesy of Earl Fenwick Jr]
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4. Even when life sucks, they’re right there with you
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Wade

And if you need to just let loose and wail, you’ve got lots of broad shoulders to cry on. [Photo courtesy of Garon Wade]
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5. They teach you how to stand up for what’s right
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Moore

And that there’s strength in numbers. [Photo courtesy of Monroe Moore]
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6. They’re not afraid of a little pink
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Gay Dads are Awesome - guy & michael

If you like blue, that’s okay, too. [Photo courtesy of Guy Parker & Michael Yochelson]
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7. Creative Valentine’s Day cards
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Davidson

Their love is never more evident than in the effort they put into something small. [Photo courtesy of Tom Davidson]
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8. Creative Christmas cards
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Copeland

“Festive” doesn’t even begin to describe the holidays with gay dads. [Photo courtesy of Brian Copeland]
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9. And creative Christmas outfits
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Mahoney

Until you can talk, you have no say in the matter. Just accept the fact that you’re going to end up in a costume at some point. [Photo courtesy of the Jerry Mahoney]
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10. They’re masters at multi-tasking
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Juan

And they look good doing it. [Photo courtesy of the 2 Dads + 4]
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11. Never a lack of fun things to do… and wear
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - AJ Edge

But family is always at the center of it. [Photo courtesy of A.J. Edge]
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12. They teach you a lot about teamwork and loyalty
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Jacobson

And about rooting for the underdog. [Photo courtesy of Doug Jacobson]
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13. You make great friends with families just like yours
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Group

And you’re always the most colorful bunch on the block. [Photo courtesy of Rich Madaleno]
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14. You learn from an early age how to grow an awesome ‘stache…
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Christopher

Also how to smooch without it tickling too much. [Photo courtesy of Christopher & Jonathan Jay]
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15. …and how to shave it
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - shaving

You’re never too young to perfect a comprehensive grooming routine.
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16. They can hem your dress
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Tom & Tod

They go to any length to make sure you look just right. [Photo courtesy of Tom McMillen-Oakley ]
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17. They make Halloween more fun
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Brads

Because they’re always up for a little silliness. Or a lot. [Photo courtesy of Brad Letson & Brad Benton]
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18. WAY more fun
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Spider-Man

They’re so into it, it’s kinda scary. [Photo courtesy of Brent Almond & Nick Pirulli]
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19. Seriously…it’s ridiculous how fun your Halloweens will be
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Greenwood Valdes

And you can bet your house will get the most trick-or-treaters. [Photo courtesy of David Valdes Greenwood]
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20. They always stick by your side
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Jere & Andrew

No matter where life’s journey takes you. [Photo courtesy of Jere & Andrew Lorenzen-Strait]
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21. They wear their fatherhood with pride
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Henry

And with style. [Photo courtesy of Henry Amador-Batten]
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22. You’re loved from the moment they meet you
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Eric

And you always have a safe place in their arms. [Photo courtesy of Eric James]
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23. And you’ll love them back just the same
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Rob Watson

Tenderness and thoughtfulness will be second nature to you. [Photo courtesy of Rob Watson]
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24. They will always encourage you to be yourself
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Seth Taylor

And have a blast watching you discover who that is. [Photo courtesy of Seth Taylor]
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25. You’ll always have strong arms to hold you or pick you up
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Gay Dads Are Awesome! - Trujillo

And you’ll always have a place where you belong. [Photo courtesy of Louis Trujillo and Jessie Ulibarri]
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A huge THANK YOU to all of the awesome dads who allowed me to share their families with you. Keep loving, keep hugging, keep fathering. You truly are an inspiration!

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Each of these photos are from real dads, all of whom are part of the Gay Fathers Facebook group. Click here to join!

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5 Responses to “25 MORE Reasons Having Gay Dads Is Awesome!”

  1. Dania Salcedo says:

    This post made my day. :)

  2. Dania Salcedo says:

    I cant stop staring at #18!!! You cant see the kids face but you can tell by his pose that he’s having a complete HOOT!! I have a 4yo spidey fan myself, I LOVE it!!

    • Brent Almond says:

      Dania:
      I can assure you he was having a hoot for sure (that’s my kid — I’m the scary Rhino, my husband is Doc Ock.)

      Thanks for your lovely comments, and for reading! :)
      Brent

  3. matt says:

    Cute, but I liked the first one better. Every one of these 25 are just as true for any family dynamic. I don’t see how any of these were dad related.ö

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