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Gay Parent Magazine (GPM) is a “mom-and-mom” publication, created in 1998 by lesbian mom Angeline Acain. In September that year, Gay Parent Magazine's web site was launched online. Within two hours email from enthusiastic readers began pouring in (read some of those letters on this web site). Gay Parent Magazine's first print issue was published one month later.

Gay Parent Magazine's focus is to support and empower LGBTQ parents and LGBTQs wishing to become first time parents. On our pages, parents speak candidly about their experiences with adoption, foster care, egg and sperm donors, surrogacy, parenting with an ex, coming out after being in a straight marriage, co-parenting, divorce and custody issues, and discrimination.

GPM is published six times a year and distributed free mainly through LGBTQ centers, and libraries across the USA. Email us to find our where you can pick up a free copy. Readers can also purchase a subscription or single copy.

In 2003, the first issue of New York Gay Parent Guide was published. In 2006 the guide's name was changed to Gay Parent Magazine-New York (GPM-NY). GPM-NY is published annually each May 1st and is distributed and focuses on LGBTQ families in the New York tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut).

In 2018, Gay Parent Magazine reached its milestone 20th anniversary issue making it the longest running, nationally distributed print publication dedicated to LGBTQ parenting in the world. In 2015, GPM was honored to receive an award for Outstanding Magazine at the 9th Annual PrideIndex.com Esteem Awards. Print copies are being archived at the Michigan State University and The Lavender Library in California.


In addition to family stories, every print issue of GPM and GPM-NY contains LGBTQ friendly resources for building and nurturing your family. Thinking of parenting or expanding your family through foster care, adoption or reproductive technology? Want to find an LGBTQ friendly private school or summer camp for your child? GPM can assist with your parenting journey. Explore our web site for resources for infant classes, preschoolsprivate day and boarding schoolsday and sleepaway camps, and family vacation ideas. Also find family building resources, assisted reproduction and surrogacy resources and adoption and foster care agencies.

Through our web site purchase a subscriptionback issue or digital downloads. Read Gay Parent Magazine digitally or we’ll mail you our classic newsprint paper version.



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.


Linda Rizzo
Linda Rizzo
Advertising Sales Representative
Linda is photographer of New York City street scenes and people (instagram.com/girl_of_gotham), 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!).



Lisa Wolff
Advertising Sales Representative




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.


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.

Editorial Contributors:


Deadra Albrecht-Frasch
Deadra Albrecht-Frasch
Deadra lives in the Chicagoland area with her wife Alice and twin daughters Shay and Devlin. Deadra has a degree in Psychology from UNC-Charlotte and works in the healthcare field. In her free time she enjoys writing, and playing the piano and trumpet.


Michael Coleman
Michael P Coleman
Michael is a freelance and ghost writer with over 25 years of media experience and a degree from the University of Michigan. His clients include traditional print and online media, corporations and small businesses, and individuals that have something in common: a story to tell. He shares a home on the west coast with his husband and is a biological, adoptive, and foster dad. He loves doing anything outside, especially if it’s in or near water. www.MichaelPColeman.com.


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.


Gary Hurtubise
Gary Hurtubise
- Gary lives in Eastern Ontario with his husband Trevor, their two sons Noah and Meo, and their two yellow labs. 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.
 


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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