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“We found that despite the ‘no differences’ mantra, many studies do report evidence of some intriguing differences, and even of some potential advantages of lesbian parenthood,” said Stacey, holder of the Streisand Professorship in Contemporary Gender Studies.

“A difference is not necessarily a deficit.” Stacey and Biblarz found some evidence that children in gay households are more likely to buck stereotypical male-female behavior.

Whether he has children from a prior heterosexual relationship, has gone through foster care or private adoption or has fathered a child with a female friend or surrogate, a growing segment of the gay dating market is gay dads.

As admirable and inspiring as this is, I was surprised to hear from a client recently that he finds his status as a gay dad to be a liability in the gay singles circuit.

Thankfully, I have brothers who have already fulfilled in the grandchildren department, with more hopefully yet to come.

Men are not supposed to want kids as much as women do – but that's a generalisation that smacks of pub logic.

I had gotten so good at lying to everyone about Kathy.

But, I found out my mom and Kathy were going to be at the assembly, so I didn't want to offend them.

The researchers’ findings, published in the April edition of the American Sociological Review, were culled from an analysis of 21 studies dating back to 1980.Figures show the number of same-sex couples adopting children in England has doubled in the past four years.According to the Department for Education, the number of same-sex couples adopting rose from 3pc in 2009 to 6pc in 2013.Gay dads oftentimes provide stability and security, have experience with relationships and know how to treat someone special in their lives.There’s a maturity involved that can be very sexy and appealing.