PHOTOS: New Site For Gay Dads Shows How Awesome Gay Families Can Be

coloring bookToday we bring you the story of GayDadSwag.com, a new social networking site for gay guys raising families. Try not to be put off by the name and just focus on how great these guys are.

“GayDadSwag is a social movement for gay dads, their families, and supporters around the world,” write the founders.

“By leading new & original projects, partnering with interested organizations, and harnessing support from our Straight & LGBT allies, we are striving to empower gay families worldwide as we unify people of all orientations.” Sounds good to us!

For now, the site features photos and videos of gay-headed households.

There are vacation pictures, testimonials from kids, and reviews of family-friendly books and films. (Well, just one book so far. Bear with them. The site’s brand new.)

The real highlight of the site is seeing what gay-dad families look like: diverse, happy, healthy, secure. We’ve gathered a bunch of nice portraits below.

miami dads

Miami dads kicking back and being rad!



Some nice family art from Amsterdam. Does anyone know the artist?


easter egg dads

Here’s a family at Pride and the Easter Egg Roll. AHHHHH, TOO CUTE!


portland dads

A well-dressed family from Portland. We hate to lean on stereotypes, but it’s probably true that if you are raised by gay dads you are more likely to be raised around some very excellent fashion sense.


halloween dads

A fantastic family at Halloween!



Miami dads again! (See? Florida’s not all bad.)


la dads

And here’s a loving family in Los Angeles. Cute dads, cute kids, cute family. Yay!

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  • Aric

    The boy in the first photo is absolutely adorable.

  • TVC 15

    Oh my, those Miami dads are hot!

  • sejjo

    I’ll drink to that. Just Coke for now.

  • Dominickj

    Great site with so many GREAT pics…

  • jimbryant

    While I think same-sex families can provide nurturing environments, we mustn’t lose sight of the fact that children are conceived from a man and a woman. No amount of parsing changes this fact.

  • jfabz

    I want the Miami dads to adopt me!

  • BBellairs

    My husband helped me raise my 2 daughters from a previous straight marriage. They are both well adjusted, contributing members of society who both married wonderful, loving and tolerant (of us gay dads) men. They have also blessed us with 5 beautiful grandchildren who call us both “Grandpa”.

  • LandStander

    @jimbryant: I’m fairly sure everyone is aware of the sperm and egg requirements for human reproduction. WTF does that have to do with this?

  • guest4ever

    @AuntieChrist: “We rip and tear and hit and run”

    No, my friend, WE don’t do that.

    But you just did.

  • woofnwash

    So many kids don’t get adopted because they might have HIV or some other medical issue that many gay people make great parents to.

  • Kangol

    So beautiful to see that these little children are in loving families! Bless all of them and their same-sex parents!

  • Sebizzar

    @LandStander: Agreed, that was unnecessary.

    It’s always heart warming to see 2 loving parents who actually want to raise a child together, especially when that child isn’t even their own blood! I’m proud of these awesome (and hott) fathers :)

    The name of the site is actually pretty funny, like a typical ‘dad joke’ so it makes sense :P

  • AuntieChrist

    @guest4ever: Thank you. Yourself and jimbryant were the inspiration for my rant.

  • Jackhoffsky

    Oh god. gay dad’s pictures-in-the-wallet just got it’s own website.

    Honestly, the site is ADORABLE (nauseatingly so, LOL). I’m glad this is up and the smiles on it are quite infectious. It’s all pretty damn cute.

  • jwtraveler

    Yes, very cute, but why do I never see any pictures of gay dads or gay married couples who aren’t white? Surely it can’t be that hard to find a black, latino, Asian or interracial gay couple, with or without kids, if you make a little effort.

  • Jonty Coppersmith


    I’m sure it’s simply a matter of people learning of the website and then going to the website to post their photos. I really like the site, but I don’t think it is necessarily wise to post children’s photos on the internet.

  • Sebizzar

    @jwtraveler: True. I understand that the majority of the U.S. is white, but it gets a bit tiring seeing just one race being represented all the time. At least one of the children is black lol :)

  • Billysees

    Ah….the little children….for such is the kingdom.

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