Black Gay Dads Post Photos of Daughters, Get Bashed With Hate On Social Media
Rucuss staffJanuary 17, 2014
Gay dads Kaleb and Kordale are the proud parents of three kids.
The openly gay couple are also proud of their sexuality and share photos of their blended family on Instagram. Their latest photo shows them getting their daughters ready for school.
The couple posted the photo below, along with the caption: “Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30 .This is a typical day in our household . It’s not easy but we enjoy every moment and every minute of #fatherhood .#proudfathers #blackfathers #prouddads #gaydads”
Kaleb and Kordale have been uploading photos for months, but for some reason this particular photo has sparked outrage. There was a fair amount of backlash on social media, with people asking where the kids’ mother was and how a gay couple could raise a family.
Most of the comments have been deleted, but it was enough to prompt Kordale and Kaleb to email HuffPost Gay Voices with a statement concerning the reactions they’ve received.
As far as the positive; yes we are two gay men with three kids who have no problem with preparing them for their education every morning; that comes with anything and everything they may need for school! Our kids are blessed to have three parents (Kordale, Kaleb and their Mother) who love, care and support them in every decision they have made and will continue to make as they get older. We are blessed to have the ability to provide for them in ways that a lot of people cannot for their family, which ultimately makes us happy knowing that they don’t want for much! Our main objective as parents is to provide, love, educate, support, encourage, and love some more!
In regard to the negative, people fail to realize that we are people too with kids who love us. We do what is necessary for them to succeed in this ever-changing world but it’s sad that we’re discriminated against because of our sexuality and/or what we do behind closed doors — which is no one’s business. In the same breath, we take all of what’s been said in stride. The picture was put out on social media for an opinion so we can’t be mad when people give just that: an opinion. People tend to think that gay people cannot raise their children to be heterosexuals. Instead, they have derogatory thoughts of us “tainting” our children or “confusing them” with what society sees deems as wrong an unmanly because we’re gay. But this is all comical because people forget where a lot of gays come from: a heterosexual household.
Kordale, of Chicago, and Kaleb, of Atlanta, clearly love their two daughters, as evidenced by the beautiful family photos on their Instagram account. Check out a few more photos below.
Photos via Instagram
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