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Meet 16 Gay Dads Of Instagram

"It's a slice of heaven."

Seeing loving families led by queer parents can be an antidote to the hateful rhetoric used against us. And for gay men who dream of becoming fathers, seeing gay couples starting a family of their own can be a real inspiration.

Below, we share the stories—and photos—of 16 dads who know what kids need most is love, stability and support.

Adam Salandra is a writer, performer and host in Los Angeles. When he's not covering the latest in pop culture, you can find him playing with his French Bulldog puppy or hovering over the table of food at any social gathering.