October Meeting 10/8/2018

Don’t be scared, the Gay Fathers meetings are full of more treats than tricks!!! Check it out.

 

Monday, October 8th at 7:30PM.

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.

September Meeting 9/10/2018

Fall is almost here….fall in to a Gay Fathers meeting at the Center on Halsted!

 

Monday, August 13th at 7:30PM.

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.

August Meeting 8/13/2018

Summer in the city is here!!! Let’s get out of the summer heat and spend 90 minutes helping others in our group get the heat off them from some of challenges they might be facing as a Gay Dad.

Monday, August 13th at 7:30PM.

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.

July Meeting 7/9/2018

July 4th is Independence Day….July 9th is the Gay Fathers meeting….let’s work to bring freedom from fear and external pressure to those Gay Fathers whom need our support.

Monday, July 9th at 7:30PM.

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.

June Meeting 6/11/2018

It’s Pride Month!  How much do you really know?  Many of our dads are recently out and  don’t know much about gay culture.  Meet will kick-off with a short discussion on:

  • Why is June Pride Month?  
  • When did LGBT begin?  
  • What does it mean to be an Ally? 
  • When is National Coming out Day?  

Primary discussion will be: What do you mean by coming out?

We’ll share our thoughts and stories on what coming out meant to us, or for those still not out what our fears may be.

Monday, June 11th at 7:30PM.

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.

May Meeting 5/14/2018

What does it mean to be a Gay Father?  Join our group for a discussion to share what it means to you and learn from others: 

  • Talk about the good things about being a gad dad
  • Did Coming Out As Gay make you a Better Father?
    • How have relationships changed?
    • What sort of music do you share with kids?
    • Let’s talk about sex!
    • Kids listening and how you dress
    • Has the advice you provide changed?
    • Teaching tolerance to you family
    • OK…so now what about the not-so good things about being a gay dad?
    • Challenges you’ve had!!

 

 Monday, May 14th at 7:30PM.

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.

April Meeting 4/9/2018

April is time for spring cleaning! Skip cleaning out your closets and come to a new meeting, maybe you’ll help others to Come Out of their closets too!

Monday, April 9th at 7:30PM.

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.

March Meeting 3/12/2018

March is in like a lion and out like a lamb!!!  Run on over and check out a meeting!

Monday, March 12th at 7:30PM.

TOPIC:  Your dad is gay?  What!!

Back by popular demand, this month kids of some of our member fathers will be the guest speakers.  This is the second time we’ve tried this,   we’re letting the kids run this meeting and share their experiences of being a child of a gay father.

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.

February Meeting 2/12/2018

February is usually pretty cold, warm up with some conversation and meeting some new people.

Monday, February 12th at 7:30PM.

This month one of our dads, Ron Elkins, with his Ex-wife Diane, will be sharing their story with the group.

Ron and Diane met on Thursday, Dec 29, 1977 and were married 5 years later. 17 years into their marriage, Ron came to terms that he was gay and came out Diane shortly after. They stayed together for a few years before going through a horrible separation divorce.

It was many years later they met for lunch and the start of mending their relationship began. Since that time, they have rebuilt a friendship, an appreciation and love for one another including Ron’s partner Richard, Diane, her boyfriend, and all of their combined kids and have become one big loving and caring family unit.

Ron and Diane are looking forward to sharing their story with the group.

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.

January meeting 1/8/2018

It’s a new year, don’t you want to try something new?  Check a meeting!!

Monday, January 8th at 7:30PM.

 

Center on Halsted, second floor.

The Center is at the corner of Halsted and Waveland, in the Lakeview neighborhood. 3658 N Halsted St. There is an entrance to the Center from the Whole Foods on the first floor, if you prefer a less visible entrance to the Center.

After the meeting, if the spirits move us closer to quaffing spirits, we’ll choose a nearby place.

Everything we do focuses on supporting Gay Fathers, from supportive listening, to peer-led focus on the issues of coming out, raising children, growing up gay in a straight world, and building and maintaining healthy, authentic relationships.