Archive for April, 2015

Gay Parent magazine Cover Portraits, Year Seven, 2004-2005

Below is the 7th year of cover portraits 2004-2005.
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November-December 2004

November-December 2004 issue #37. Cover family is South Africa’s George Ungerer and Paul Owen and their daughter Caitlyn.

January-February 2005

January-February 2005 issue #38. Cover family is Crystal Jang and Sidney Yeong and their daughter Cameron.

March-April 2005

March-April 2005 issue #39. Cover family is single dad Andrew Roberts and his son Phillip. Inset photo of cartoon character Buster Baxter from the children’s show “Postercards From Buster.”

May-June 2005

May-June 2005 issue #40. Cover family is Penny Bond and Michele Waggoner with their daughter Olivia. Inset photo of Karey Scheyd, New York City Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruiter.

July-August 2005

July-August 2005 issue #41. Cover family is Tony and Ed Molnar-Strejcek and their sons, Chris, Altin and Matthew.

September-October 2005

September-October 2005 issue #42. Cover family is Deanna and El Wood-Holmes and their twins, Nikolas and Elliot.

Gay Parent magazine Cover Portraits, Year Six, 2003-2004

Below is the 6th year of cover portraits 2003 – 2004.
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November-December 2003

November-December 2003 issue #31. Our 5th year anniversary issue. Cover family is New York politician Jon Cooper his partner Rob and their children, Daniel, Jessica, Christopher, and twins Kimberly and Jennifer.

January-February 2004

January-February 2004 issue #32. On the cover is author and mom, Susie Bright.

March-April 2004

March-April 2004 issue #33. Cover family is Stuart and Lance Chen-Hayes and their son, Kalani.

May-June 2004

May-June 2004 issue #34. On the cover is the wedding of Marlowe and Elijah B’sheart. The couple have two children, Melanie and Anais.

July-August 2004

July-August 2004 issue #35. Cover family is James and Warren Redman-Gress and their son Christopher. Inset photo of Massachusetts politician and dad Jarrett Barrios.

September-October 2004

September-October 2004 issue #36. On the cover is Mary Hoffman, daughter of Susan Hoffman, Stilting Parent Coordinator of the Rainbow Families in Minnesota. Inset photo of Rainbow Families Executive Director Deborah Talen and her partner Polly and daughters, Grace, Eliza, and Lydia.

Gay Parent magazine Cover Portraits, Year Five, 2002-2003

Below is the 5th year of cover portraits 2002-2003.
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November-December 2002

November-December 2002 issue #25. On the cover is Minnesota Men of Color executive director Nick Metcalf and his son, Sonny.

January-February 2003

January-February 2003 issue #26. On the cover is Mary Keane with daughters Aileen, Arelis and Angela.

March-April 2003

March-April 2003 issue #27. On the cover are Ignacio and Damon and their son, Maximillian.

May-June 2003

May-June 2003 issue #28. On the cover is the wedding of Maria and Wendy Romagnuolo. The couple have two sons, Joseph and Michael.

July-August 2003

July-August 2003 issue #29. Cover family is Brian Michael Weaver and Gregory King and their son Logan.

September-October 2003

September-October 2003 issue #30. Cover family is Akilah Monifa and Ruth Bolden and their daughter Isabella.

 

Gay Parent magazine Cover Portraits, Year Four, 2001-2002

Below is the 4th year of cover portraits 2001 – 2002.
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November-December 2001

November-December 2001 issue #19. On the cover is Bob Bidwell and his son Thanh. The Bidwells are Gay Parent Magazine’s very first cover family (November-December 1998 issue #1).

January-February 2002

January-February 2002 issue #20. On the cover is former Human Rights Campaign executive director Elizabeth Birch and one of her children.

March-April 2002

March-April 2002 issue #21. Cover family is Will Halm and Marcellin Simard and their children Malina and Luc.

May-June 2002

May-June 2002 issue #22. On the cover is Georgia state politician Karla Drenner with her daughter Kyle and son Evan.

July-August 2002

July-August 2002 issue #23. Cover family is Father Jay DiCotignano, his husband Jayson and their sons, Alexander and Danton.

September-October 2002

September-October 2002 issue #24. On the cover is Carolina Ramos of the organization Bienestar, with her mother and her son Marcellino.

Gay Parent magazine Receives PrideIndex.com Esteem Award

On April 24, 2015, Gay Parent Magazine was honored to receive an award for Outstanding Magazine for the 9th Annual PrideIndex.com Esteem Awards.

PrideIndex.com is an online resource for news for the African American LGBT and gay-friendly companies. It houses profiles of gay authors, businesses, events, parties, conferences, fundraisers, support groups, and other online resources.

Since 2007, PrideIndex.com‘s Esteem Awards has honored local and national organizations and individuals for their continued efforts in supporting the African-American and LGBT communities in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art.2015 Esteem Awards Press Release #1 Click on the press release below to view their full list of honorees. Their award ceremony will be held on July 4, 2015 at Sidetrack in Chicago. For more information visit their web site PrideIndex.com.

Here is a link to their 2014 awards ceremony, http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/PrideIndex-holds-annual-Esteem-Awards-/48256.html

2015 Esteem Awards Press Release #2

Gay Parent magazine Cover Portraits, Year Three, 2000-2001

Below is the 3rd year of cover portraits 2000 – 2001.
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November-December 2000

November-December 2000 issue #13. Cover family is Al Contreras and Dan Pyle and their sons, Daniel and Dylan.

January-February 2001

January-February 2001 issue #14. On the cover are triplets, Evan, Isabel and Sam, children of Nini and Terry Viggiano.

March-April 2001

March-April 2001 issue #15. Cover family is Patrick and Roger and their twins, Nora and Luke.

May-June 2001.

May-June 2001 issue #16. Cover family is Michelle Lopez, her partner Kitty and their children Raven and Rondell.

July-August 2001

July-August 2001 issue #17. Cover family is Steve Shuman, his partner David Gray and their son Aaron Gray.

September-October 2001

September-October 2001 issue #18. Cover family is Jody, Maria and Tyler May-Chang.

 

Gay Parent magazine Cover Portraits, Year Two, 1999 – 2000

Below is the 2nd year of cover portraits 1999 – 2000.
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November-December 1999 issue #7

November-December 1999 issue #7. Cover family is HIV+ actor Michael Kearns and his daughter Tia.

January-February 2000 issue #8

January-February 2000 issue #8. Cover family is legendary lesbian folksinger Alix Dobkin and her daughter Adrian Hood.

March-April 2000 issue #8

March-April 2000 issue #9. On the cover is author Jesse Green and his son Lucas.

May-June 2000 issue #10

May-June 2000 issue #10. On the cover are moms, Sophia and Vickie with son Ryan from the film “Our House: A Very Real Documentary about Kids of Gay and Lesbian Parents.”

July-August 2000 issue #11

July-August 2000 issue #11. On the cover is gay dad and New York City school board member Nelson Jacobs-Moore.

September-October 2000 issue #12

September-October 2000 issue #12. On the cover is Ingrid Rivera-Dessuit and her daughter Amanda.

Gay Parent magazine Cover Portraits, Year One, 1998 – 1999

Below is the 1st year of cover portraits 1998 – 1999.
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November-December 1998 issue #1

November-December 1998 issue #1. Cover family is Bob Bidwell, Tyronne “Tai” Dang, and their son Thanh.

January-February 1999 issue #2

January-February 1999 issue #2. Cover family is Flavia Francesquini, France Desmarattes and their son Kawika.

March-April 1999 issue #3

March-April 1999 issue #3. Cover family is single dad Ted Scheffler and son Matt.

May-June 1999 issue #4

May-June 1999 issue #4. Cover family is Laura Fox, her partner Diane Diffenderfer and their sons, Mark and Kevin.

July-August 1999 issue #5

July-August 1999 issue #5. On the cover is public figure and gay dad Dan Savage.

September-October 1999 issue #6

September-October 1999 issue #6. Cover family is Susan Siegel, Saundra Thomas and their daughter Cali.

Heather Has Two Mommies and Gay Parent magazine

Angeline Acain with Heather Has Two Mommies event signage

Angeline Acain with “Heather Has Two Mommies” event signage

New edition of Heather Has Two Mommies author, Lesléa Newman (right) and illustrator Laura Cornell

New edition of “Heather Has Two Mommies” author, Lesléa Newman (right) and illustrator, Laura Cornell

Angeline Acain and Lesléa Newman

Angeline Acain and Lesléa Newman (right)

Lesléa with both classic and new edition of "Heather Has Two Mommies"

Lesléa Newman with both classic and new edition of “Heather Has Two Mommies”

Angeline Acain (left) and Lesléa Newman at the Powerhouse Arena.

Angeline Acain and Lesléa Newman at the Powerhouse Arena.

 

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, Gay Parent magazine Publisher & Editor, Angeline Acain, interviewed Lesléa Newman in front of a public audience. The event was held at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York. Newman is the author of the famous first children’s book for gay parents, Heather Has Two Mommies, first published in 1989, and illustrated by Diana Souza. Twenty-five years later, a new edition with new illustrations by Laura Cornell has now been published. Cornell was also at the event.

At the event, Newman talked about when she first wrote the book, she was not aware that it would raise so much controversy. Newman had on hand both the classic Heather Has Two Mommies and the new edition, showing the audience the differences in the two versions. Newman spoke about how over the years, the book has been parodied and cited one example: Conan O’Brien coming up with a new flavor of Girl Scout cookies called Heather Has Two Mallomars.

Look for an in depth interview with Lesléa Newman in our July-August 2015 issue #101 through our web site, www.gayparentmag.com. For more information visit www.lesleakids.com.

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