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This Father's Day, This Is What Queer Dads Want You To Know

06/21/2015 09:20 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Father's Day was first celebrated in 1910, and what it means to be a dad, in some ways, has shifted dramatically in the last century, along with our definition of family. Today families come in all sizes and shapes and so do dads.

To commemorate Father’s Day, we reached out to you— our readers—and asked those of you who identify as dads, whether gay, bi, trans, or otherwise situated within the queer community to share your experiences using the hashtag #queerdadswantu2know.

What is it that queer dads want the world to know about their journey to and through fatherhood? How do they celebrate the joys and challenges of parenting? What have they learned by being dads? Find out by reading some of our favorite responses below.

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