06/15/2014 08:27 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

25 Reasons Having Gay Dads Is Awesome!

As we approached Father's Day, there were some pretty cool lists about dads floating around the Internet. So, of course, I had to make a list of my own, ensuring families with double daddies (or one great gay dad) are represented.

I originally intended to intro my list with lots of statistics showing how more and more Americans are in favor of same-sex marriage and adoption. Or how same-sex couples will be counted as families by the U.S. Census for the first time. Or that gay dads have turned up in all manner of commercials and top-ranked TV shows. Or how I belong to a Facebook group of over 3,000 gay fathers.*

But instead let's just celebrate what makes gay dads unique, as well as what makes them as equally awesome as all the other active, engaged and loving fathers out there.

25 Reasons Having Gay Dads Is Awesome!

I really could have gone on and on (and may yet). In the mean time, be sure and tell your dads -- gay or otherwise -- how AWESOME they are. Happy Fathers' Day!

*All of these photos are from real dads, all of whom are part of the Gay Fathers Facebook group. Head here to join!

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