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MHB Upcoming Events


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MHB New York - Virtual
• February 6-7, 2021
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MHB South - Virtual
• February 27, 2021
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MHB West Coast - Virtual
• May 15-16, 2021
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MHB New York
• New York, September 18-19, 2021
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MHB Midwest
• Chicago, October 9, 2021
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Parenting Options for European Gay Men
• Brussels, November 6-7, 2021
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MHB Israel
• Tel Aviv, December 10, 2021
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Parenting Options for Asian Gay Men
• Taipei, March 12-13, 2022

Other Events, Workshops, and Webinars

Workshops, social gatherings, advocacy events, and webinars for future and current gay fathers.
Full video recordings of past virtual events are available in our Guidance Video Archive (for members only).

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Categories: webinar parents programs advice Advocacy

June 19, 2021 Perspectives: Family PRIDE

Hear from gay fathers across the world how they celebrate Pride with their kids, and what Pride means to children born into gay-headed families. Do kids of gay dads identify as being part of the community even if they don't self-identify as LGBTQ+? How did the perspectives of the dads and the children change as they hit different milestones? Is it mostly a cultural event, or are there conversations about civil rights, social justice, etc.?

  • June 19, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT


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Categories: members support advice safety

Monthly Member Support Group: Preparing for Birth - Baby Care

Preparing for the hospital & birth experience

Every 3rd Monday

This monthly drop-in support group is for members whose surrogate is already pregnant. Topics vary month to month. This month, join the MHB and baby care experts to learn about the basics of baby care. From swaddling to feeding – this meeting will answer your questions on caring for your newborn. 

  • Next meeting: June 21, 2021 at 8:00pm EDT / 8:00am China & Taiwan 
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Categories: community programs parents

June 27, 2021 - MHB at NYC PrideFest

Come visit the MHB PrideFest booth in Greenwich Village on June 27 from 11-6. We will be there to talk to you 1-on-1 about your journey. There will be some fun stuff for the kids and dads and members of our Gay Parenting Assistance Program will be there to share their experience and connect with future dads.

Featuring TikToker Sean Gannon in a day long Instagram Take Over! 

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Categories: support surrogacy advice members

Monthly Member Support Group: Surrogate Relationship

Fostering a healthy relationship with your surrogate

Every 4th Monday

A drop-in support group for members who are already matched with a surrogate.  Join the MHB team to discuss your concerns and questions about fostering a great relationship with your surrogate. This informal group meeting will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss your story. 

  • Next meeting: June 28, 2021 at 8:00pm EDT / 8:00am China & Taiwan 
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Categories: members workshop budgeting surrogacy advice IVF

Monthly Member Workshop: Budgeting

Step-by-step budget planning

Every 2nd Monday

Our interactive 90-minute virtual workshop will help you decipher cost sheets from surrogacy providers in order to create your own surrogacy journey's customized budget in real time. This is for those who have already had consults with providers and want to prepare an estimated budget for their journey and compare costs between providers.

  • Next workshop: July 12, 2021  8:00-9:30pm EDT
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Categories: webinar parents Advocacy

July 20, 2021 Perspectives: Pressure to Represent

While families with gay fathers are becoming more prevalent – they are still a minority. That can lead to a feeling of pressure to represent all gay families in the best possible light. Many dads feel they need to be the "spokesperson" for gay dads. Come hear from dads about their experiences in parenting and their sentiments about having a picture perfect family image. 

  • July 20, 2021 at 7:00pm EDT


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Categories: webinar parents advice

September 28, 2021 Community After Birth

Life changes when you are a dad, and many times your support system and community will change. Come find out how to establish your community after baby is born or as your children grow. Hear from our partner organizations about resources available for gay families. Learn how to find local organizations and what types of resources are out there. From social activities to educational resources – find out what your family might benefit from. 

  • September 28, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT


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