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‘Dads’: A new photobook celebrates gay fathers

‘Dads’: A new photobook celebrates gay fathers

by Wishu
7 July 2021

Dads

Bart and Rob with Ethan and Noah at 630 AM. Antwerp, Belgium © Bart Heynen from 'Dads' published by powerHouse Books

In the latest series ‘Dads’ by Bart Heynen, we see more than 40 portrayed families, offering a very diverse group of fathers who share one thing in common, they are gay and all have children.

Vernon and Ricardo with their twin girls at home. Clinton, Maryland © Bart Heynen from 'Dads' published by powerHouse Books
Tom and Mike with their son Jack at a lacrosse practice at Horace Mann School, Bronx, New York
Dennis combing Élan’s hair. Brooklyn, New York © Bart Heynen from 'Dads' published by powerHouse Books

There has been a baby boom in the gay community, ever since same-sex marriage became legal across the US back in 2015. Through the help of surrogates and egg donors or adoption, they are able to make their dream come true and start their own families.

His book takes inspiration from the words of Harvey Fierstein: “Love, commitment, and family are not heterosexual experiences, not heterosexual words, they are human words and they belong to all people”.

Art and Jim with their son Ethan and his fiancée Rose. Providence, Rhode Island © Bart Heynen from 'Dads' published by powerHouse Books
Milo with her fathers and sister. New York City © Bart Heynen from 'Dads' published by powerHouse Books

For more of Heynen’s collection check it out here. 

Dads’ is published by powerHouse Books already out!



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