Our new partner COLAGE

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We are happy to welcome COLAGE as a new partner! COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. COLAGE is supporting the Gay Fathers Project in finding participants in the San Francisco area and beyond!

Our new partner outCT

The Gay Fathers Project is happy to welcome outCT as a new partner! outCT is a nonprofit organization based in Southeastern Connecticut. They are dedicated to building a community through educational, cultural and social programming that promotes acceptance, tolerance and understanding of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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Check out their website for information and activities, like Pride at the Beach, which will be held this August. Thanks and welcome outCT!

One month until Family Week!

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Only one month left until Family Week in Provincetown, MA! Family Week is run by the Family Equality Council and is a week full of activities and programs for LGBTQ parents, children, families, and friends! This year, Family Week will be held Saturday, July 26 to Friday, August 1.

The Gay Fathers Project will be participating in the festivities and looking for interested participants. Look for us at the Community Partners Exhibition during registration on Saturday and Sunday and at the “For ‘n’ Aft” room in the Provincetown Inn on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Gay dads’ brains take on mother and father functions

A new study from the lab of Ruth Feldman at Bar-Ilan University in Israel has shown that gay fathers’ brains take on both the social understanding and emotional processing associated with childcare. These functions are usually primarily activated in either secondary-caregiving fathers or primary-caregiving mothers, respectively. Gay, primary-caregiving fathers brains showed activation in both of these functions, suggesting that childcare experience can change the structure and function of the brain.  This exciting study is the first to investigate brain patterns in gay fathers.

To read a summary of the paper, click here. To read the entire paper, click here: Abraham et al 2013 (subscription required).

Looking for meeting space in Boston

The Project will be in Boston this weekend, and we are looking for a space to meet participants on Saturday, 4/5. If you know of a free meeting space in downtown Boston, please contact us at erin.e.burke@yale.edu.

We will also be meeting participants at Connexion Church (an LGBTQ friendly church) on Sunday from 12-4. Connexion is located at 149 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145. Hope to see you there!