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!
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.
Check out their website for information and activities, like Pride at the Beach, which will be held this August. Thanks and welcome outCT!
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.
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.
The Yale Club of San Francisco has generously awarded Primary Investigator Erin Burke their second annual Summer Graduate Fellowship to conduct research in the San Francisco Bay area! If you are a resident of the area and would like to participate in the Project, please email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to the Yale Club of San Francisco for their support!
The Gay Fathers Project will be at Connexion Church (an LGBTQ friendly church) TODAY, Sunday from 12-4. Connexion is located at 149 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145. Stop by to participate or chat about the Project!
The April 2014 edition of the Monitor on Psychology highlights the Gay Fathers Project and its primary investigator, Erin Burke! Check out the article here.
We would like to thank the Monitor on Psychology magazine as well as the American Psychological Foundation for its support!
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 email@example.com.
Wishing you and yours a happy Valentine’s Day! May it be full of oxytocin and chocolates!