March-April 2024 issue #153 digital download



On our cover are the Moak family of Illinois. Brian Moak described one of the “cutest, funniest experiences ever…when Noah sat me and Matt down and said, ‘You know, I don't know if this is okay; I’m really worried that you're going to be disappointed, but I wanted to let you know that I'm into girls,’ which I thought was the greatest thing ever. We're like, ‘Oh we know and we love you anyway. We support whoever you are.’ It was one of the best parenting experiences I have ever had.”

Thinking of expanding your family using a donor or surrogate? Check out this issue’s directory of LGBTQ friendly fertility companies to help build your family. Also in this issue, Angela Giampolo, known as the Philly Gay Lawyer, gives advice on building your family through assisted donors and surrogacy.

A year ago we featured Nyema and Sondra Barber of Atlanta, Georgia, when they were at the start of conceiving their baby. In this issue meet their newest adorable addition to their blended family, Legacy Naim. Also in this issue, Michigan parent, Chelsea Devona writes about 4 unique requirements she and her wife listed when choosing a donor.

Summer programs can be beneficial for your child. In this issue, check out Gay Parent Magazine’s annual listing of summer camps and programs for your child. A couple of the camps are specifically for LGBTQ youth and a few teach theatre arts. Read our advertiser spotlight article on The Nature Place Day Camp in New York. A non-competitive camp that emphasizes cooperation and teamwork, and connecting with others and the earth.

In Colorado is the group LGBTQIA Parent Group in Boulder. We spoke with two members: Malakai Benson and Jenny. Malakai is a talented pastry chef check out their beautiful cakes!

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