Age of the ‘gayby’ arrives in South Florida, finally – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Couples pushing strollers. Play dates at the park. Daddy get-togethers for Sunday brunch.

South Florida’s gay community has taken on a distinctly family-oriented feel these days — two years after a landmark state appeals court ruling threw out Florida’s 33-year-old ban on gay adoption. And rushing in to offer resources and support is a growing crop of parenting blogs, family-fun events and grow-your-family seminars.

Welcome to the age of the “gayby,” South Florida.

It’s an age of discovery for new dads like Fort Lauderdale hairstylist Henry Amador. In January, he started DADsquared, a blog, Facebook page and Twitter site for gay fathers. He’s watched his blog readership grow to more than 700 since — a testament, he says, to the hunger for gay parenting content.

“I was looking for gay parent resources and, quite frankly, couldn’t find much after [the blog’s] conception, so many families like ours started to reach out,” said Amador, who adopted infant son, Ben, with his husband in October 2011. “It’s been remarkable.”

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