Niel Patrick Harris his husband David Burtka and their two kids Gideon Scott, and daughter, Harper Grace. Picture: Instagram
Niel Patrick Harris his husband David Burtka and their two kids Gideon Scott, and daughter, Harper Grace. Picture: Instagram

Gay celeb dads who are #FathersDay goals

By Jamal Grootboom Time of article published Jun 17, 2018

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In celebration of Pride Month, we will be taking a look at some of the favourite queer celebrity dads who are parenting goals. 

Father's Day comes as a celebration for all fathers and since the June also doubles as Pride Month — celebrating everything that is queer — we thought it would be great to highlight some gay dads who are winning at parenting. 

Ricky Martin

While it took a long time for the 'Living La Vita Loca' to star to come out publicly, the singer wasted no time to expand his family. The singer has twins sons, Matteo and Valentino, who he is raising with his husband Jwan Yosef.

Ryan Murphy

Presenter Murphy speaks at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills. Picture: Reuters

The 'American Horror Story' creator has become a queer TV icon producing and directing multiple critically acclaimed shows and has two kids, Logan and Ford, with his husband David Miller. 

His latest series 'Pose' is set in the 80s ballroom with it being one of the first major series to have multiple transwomen behind and in front of the screens. 



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Entertainer of note, Somgaga rarely shares his moments with his daughter Bahumi, but when he does it is something special. The 'Idols SA' is also getting to tie the knot with his fiancee Mohale Motaung.

Neil Patrick Harris 

The ''How I Met Your Mother' star and his husband David Burtka have two beautiful kids, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, and often shares their epic family-themed Halloween pictures on social media. Some of their previous themes include Star Wars and Batman. 

Matt Bomer 

The 'White Collar' star has been an LGBTQI+ activist for years and has three sons - Kit, Henry and Walker-  with his husband Simon Halls.

Lee Daniels

This July 31, 2017 photo shows director Lee Daniels on the set of the Fox musical drama "Star" in Atlanta. Both "Star" and Daniels' other series, "Empire," premieres Wednesday, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern on Fox. Picture: AP

The 'Empire' creator adopted his biological niece and nephew, Clara and Liam, and his current raising them on his own. 

Elton John 

Sir Elton John is one of the most iconic queer stars having publicly come out as gay in the 80s and while he was late to the parenting game, the singer and his husband Simon Halls have two sons, Zachary and Elijah. 

Nate Berkus

Gaining fame from the being Oprah's interior designer and making frequent appearances on 'The Oprah Show'. Berkus is a happily married man with his two kids, Poppy and Oscar, and has a successful show with his husband Jeremiah Brent on TLC called 'Nate & Jeremiah By Design'.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black


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While the happy couple aren't technically dads just yet, they are expecting a baby boy pretty soon and we can't wait for them to be doting dads. 

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