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Gregory J. Payton, Ph.D, appointed board member

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The Men Having Babies board is pleased to welcome a new member, Dr. Gregory J. Payton. Greg is replacing Dr. Jeffrey T. Parsons who was a member of the board since 2012. Greg is a lecturer in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. Read More...

MHB is accepting applications for the Gay Parenting Assistance Program, appoints administrative coordinator

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Men Having Babies is now accepting Stage I applications for the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP), and the organization estimates that in 2014 the program will distribute over $500,000 in cash grants and pro-bono surrogacy related services offered by more than a dozen clinics, agencies, and law firms. In the coming weeks eligible applicants will receive certificates that will provide them access to discounts of up to 40% from participating providers. They will then be invited to submit Stage II applications, and those selected will receive grants and / or matched with providers who will provide them services for free. Read More...

The 2013 NY MHB conference at the JCC in Manhattan was a great success

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The 2013 NYC Men Having Babies conference took place on October 6th, 2013, at the JCC in Manhattan, which also co-sponsored the event. The outstanding hospitality of the JCC allowed the organizers to accommodate over 30 Gay Parenting Expo exhibitors, and offer 11 hours of educational programs to the 200 parents, prospects and professionals that attended. The conference also marked the official launch of the organization’s Gay Parenting Assistance Program. Read More...

Fourteen sponsors and 200+ attendees made MHB's 3-day conference in Israel our most successful yet!

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With the enthusiastic and hard working team of the Tel Aviv Gay center as a partner, Men Having Babies has produced its most elaborate and well attended conference yet! The three-day extended-format conference attracted about 200 intended parents from around Israel (and several couples from Italy and Germany), dozens of parents who came with their children for a surrogacy family reunion, fourteen agencies and clinics from around the world, the Tel Aviv mayor and other dignitaries, and much press attention. Proceeds from sponsorship fees will allow us to award three financial assistance grants to Israeli gay men in the coming months. Read More...

Large turnout at Men Having Babies' NY expo, major donations are announced to the Financial Assistance Fund

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About 150 prospective parents attended Men Having babies’ 8th annual expo, where several large donations to the new Gay Parenting Financial Assistance Fund were announced. Additional funds are to be raised in an October 1st fundraiser featuring comedians Judy Gold and Alyse Kenny (among others), where hundreds of parents will join at the NYC Gotham Club in solidarity to help make the dream of parenthood within reach to more of their less affluent friends. Read More...

Comedy fundraiser with Judy Gold to benefit our fund!

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Join us Monday, Oct. 1st at 7:30pm at Gotham Comedy Club, for a night of laughs to benefit our new financial assistance fund!
The event will feature popular comedian (and gay parent) Judy Gold and a lineup of top gay and gay-friendly comedians as part of the monthly benefit program at Gotham Club called "Alyse Kenny Presents...It's A Charity Thing!". Admission is only $25 or $50 for VIP Seating (2 drink min.). Advance booking is required. Past shows have sold out quickly! We highly recommend buying tix as soon as possible! Read More...