Gay Dads NSW Social Group
Rainbow Families is a 100% volunteer organisation, providing a network of support to children and families within the NSW LGBTIQ community. One of the ways we support the LGBTIQ community is by working with Social and Play Groups that support Rainbow Families.
Are you a Gay Dad? Are you a gay man or gay couple that is thinking about having kids? Gay Dads NSW is a social and online group that was created specifically as a resource for New South Wales gay dads and those thinking of becoming dads. The group is linked to the Gay Dads Australia website and is open to all types of gay dads and gay men who are thinking about becoming dads.
If you are thinking about becoming a father or already have kids, it is likely that you will have many questions and could benefit from connecting with other gay men who are fathers. In addition to connecting with other Gay Dads at Rainbow Families events, the Gay Dads NSW social group offers three avenues to connect: the online forum, the Facebook Group and through social events.
The online forum is setup to support local gay men who are planning on or are already parents, whether through: donating/partnering, foster care, adoption, surrogacy, divorced dads/previous relationships, guardianship, whatever. The online forum is a great place for dads to post information on upcoming events, ask questions, seek advice and share experiences with gay dads statewide. If you are interested in joining the Gay Dads NSW online forum, read more information and join the NSW group here.
The Gay Dads NSW Facebook group is another place where you can connect with other Gay Dads in New South Wales.
As a social support group, any member of the Gay Dads NSW community can host an event. Events are simple to host and can be as large or small as you like. Many times it is just a catch up in the park with kids. To host an event, just pick a time and place where you would like to meet, email the the details to the online forum and Facebook group and show up.
Through the years, many creative events have been run to support Gay Dads in New South Wales including seminars on pathways to parenthood, Gay Dad legal issues, and Daddy Boot Camp which supported expecting fathers with practical advice from an early childhood nurse on how to care for their newborn.
Through the years the type of events and frequency of events changes. Many of the most active Gay Dads NSW members are committee members of Rainbow Families and are now working to support all types of Rainbow Families, including Gay Dads. Rainbow Families is a 100% volunteer organisation, providing a network of support to children and families within the NSW LGBTIQ community.
The Gay Dads NSW social group will continue to have a few dedicated Dad events each year and these will be publicised on the Rainbow Families calendar, through the Gay Dads NSW online forum and through the Gay Dads NSW Facebook group.
To stay informed about upcoming events, connect with us by subscribing to Rainbow Families newsletter at the bottom of this page.