Father's Day was first celebrated in 1910, and what it means to be a dad, in some ways, has shifted dramatically in the last century, along with our definition of family. Today families come in all sizes and shapes and so do dads.
To commemorate Father’s Day, we reached out to you— our readers—and asked those of you who identify as dads, whether gay, bi, trans, or otherwise situated within the queer community to share your experiences using the hashtag #queerdadswantu2know.
What is it that queer dads want the world to know about their journey to and through fatherhood? How do they celebrate the joys and challenges of parenting? What have they learned by being dads? Find out by reading some of our favorite responses below.
— Prince Cyrus-Spears (@LoveMoneyPrince) June 19, 2015
That I can be gay, masculine, and a role model. I am many things. My kids know that they can be anything. #queerdadswantu2know
— Russ Exlos-Raber (@RussRaber) June 19, 2015