About Us

Gay Parent Magazine is the longest running, nationally distributed publication dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parenting (LGBT).

In September 1998, Gay Parent Magazine's (GPM) web site was launched online. Within two hours email from enthusiastic readers began pouring in. Gay Parent Magazine's first print issue was published one month later. GPM is published bi-monthly and distributed mainly free through gay community centers and bookstores across the USA. Gay Parent Magazine's focus is to support and empower LGBT parents and  LGBTs wishing to become first time parents.

In 2003, the first issue of New York Gay Parent Guide was published. This magazine is published annually and distributed only in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and targets LGBT parents living in this area. In 2006 the guide's name was changed to Gay Parent Magazine-New York.


Angeline Acain
Angeline Acain
Publisher/Editor
Angeline has 20 years of magazine publishing experience, having created and produced five magazines in the course of her career. In the late 1990s, becoming a parent inspired Angeline to create Gay Parent Magazine. Originally from Hawaii, she enjoys spending her leisure time with her partner Susan and their daughter. Photo by Bella Schaefer.


Vivian Schepis
Vivian Schepis
Advertising Sales Manager
Vivian has been working with Gay Parent Magazine since 2006. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is an accomplished artist who has studied art throughout much of her life. You can view some of her work on https://www.facebook.com/VivianSchepisArt/. In her spare time she enjoys painting, art museums, hiking, and relaxing on the beach.

David Kenney
David Kenney
Advertising Sales Representative
David Kenney has been the producer/host of Everything Old Is New Again for 37 years. It broadcasts over 99.5 FM WBAI New York and over the web at www.wbai.org/playernew.html. Also, he works in Event Planning and Catering. He loves theater, music, cabaret and being on a beach. He
resides in Manhattan with his husband, their son and dog.

Charlotte Murray
Charlotte Murray
Advertising Sales Representative
Charlotte Murray is a freelance theater artist in New York City. Since graduating of New York University, she has a part of shows at institutions like: Joes Pub, Ars Nova, Peoples Improv Theater, Abrons Art Center, Theater for the New City, Sheen Center, BAX, and NYLA. She is happy to be a part of the Gay Parent Magazine family!

Linda Rizzo
Linda Rizzo
Advertising Sales Representative
Linda is photographer of New York City street scenes and people (www.facebook.com/girlofgotham), a freelance clothing designer, and a DJ at local NYC rock venues and dive bars. Proving that she is both right and left-brained, she also has many years of experience in fashion industry management, administration and sales. Linda was born in Brooklyn (before it was hip) and currently lives in Manhattan near Central Park (yay!) in a
5 story walk-up (boo!).



Brett Cohen
Webmaster and Graphic Designer
Brett has been a graphic designer for over 25 years and has worked in many different industries ranging from advertising to direct mail to packaging design. He lives with his wife, daughter and their rescue dog on Long Island and can often be found enjoying various outdoor activities and at the beach with his family.

Ben Suazo
Ben Suazo
Marketing and Administrative Assistant
Ben has substantial advertising and marketing experience in the private sector and handles social media and administrative marketing duties for GPM. He has worked in the public sector for the federal government and is currently employed by NY State. He resides in Manhattan and enjoys spending time with his family at their home at the Jersey shore.

Wesley Hite
Marketing and Administrative Assistant


Jiana Eisenberg
Jiana Eisenberg
Circulation and Administrative Assistant
Jiana lives in New York City; she enjoys learning American Sign Language and spending time with her friends and family.

Regular Editorial Contributors:

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Lyndsey is a freelance writer and an award-winning author from Buffalo, NY. Her work has appeared both nationally and locally in The Advocate, Curve Magazine, The Gay and Lesbian Times, and In The Loop. For more information, visit www.lyndseydarcangelo.com

Flavia Francesquini
Flavia Francesquini

In addition to being a writer, Flavia is a certified wellness counselor, life coach and parent coach. Originally from Brazil, she is a Smith College graduate and lives in Massachusetts with her teenage son. Flavia is a regular contributor to eXpression! an LGBT magazine in Hawaii and other publications. She writes the parenting tips column No Drama Mama and has interviewed luminaries for GPM including Judy Gold, Chely Wright, Alec Mapa, Cyndi Lauper, Wanda Sykes, and Mayor Steve Pougnet.

Sophia Hantzes
Sophia Hantzes
 - Sophia has been photographing and archiving the LGBTQIA community since the early 1990s. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has also photographed the WNBA since 2000, and Big Ten Women's Basketball since the mid-nineties.

Gary Hurtubise
Gary Hurtubise
- Gary lives in Eastern Ontario with his husband Trevor, their two sons Noah and Meo, and their two yellow labs Loki and Morpheus. Gary attended the Royal Military College of Canada and served in the Royal Canadian Navy before becoming a high school physics teacher by day and writer by night. Gary finds time to write during those odd moments between life: at 4:30 in the morning, on long road-trips with the kids, while back-country camping, and when he should be doing his share of the household chores.
 

Stewart Lewis
Stewart Lewis
 - Gay Parent Magazine has been publishing Stewart's column Diary of a Gay Dad - a chronicle of his experiences of being a gay dad - since the conception and birth of his daughter Rowan.
Lewis is a singer songwriter and novelist based out of Washington DC. He is the author of four novels, including You Have Seven Messages and The Secret Ingredient Visit www.stewartlewis.com

Mark Maxwell
Mark Maxwell, Ph.D - Dr. Mark Maxwell is an author, educator and advocate. He and his spouse, Timothy Young Maxwell live in North Carolina. They are parents to five boys, Brandon, Derrick, Justin, Torin and Michael. Mark holds a Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration. His research interests focus on under served populations including children in foster care and their families. Mark and Tim have worked with the Campaign for Southern Equality and Freedom to Mary. Mark has written for the Journal of Health and Human Services and the GRIO.Com. Mark and Tim's story was told in the video, "A Tale of Two Dads" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh1B9Ni9iEk

Beverly Prince-Sayward
Beverly Prince-Sayward

In addition to being a freelance writer, Beverly is a homeschooling mother to her three children - twins Hailey and Quentin, and youngest son Jared; the non-legally married wife to her partner Kathleen who works for IBM as well as the National Guard; and author of the blog Raising a Child with Auditory Processing Disorder
She is a contributor for the book Same Journey - Different Paths; Stories of Auditory Processing Disorder.  This book is a compilation of 15 different stories of children living and learning with auditory processing disorder in the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia.  These heartfelt stories tell of the difficulties in getting a proper diagnosis, obtaining resources such as specialists to help, working with schools for accommodations or choosing to homeschool, and the social implications of this disorder. Beverly graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. She then went on to get her teaching credential from California State University Long Beach and taught first grade for many years before deciding to stay home with her own children. The Prince-Saywards live in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.

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