Dear Fellow Fathers,

First a warm thank you to Tristan for spearheading the March 14th Gay Dads Night Out at Boxers Bar.  It was a blast!

I hope you are able to join us at the Monthly Meeting this Friday, April 5th at 8:00 pm at the Center (208 West 13th Street).  Please feel free to suggest a topic.  Finally, below is research study request…

GAY OR BI SPERM DONOR RESEARCH

Hi! My name is Jordan and I’m a junior at Wellesley College focusing on Sociology and Women and Gender Studies. I am writing a research paper on Egg Donation and would love to interview father via donor eggs/surrogacy. I have found several donors to interview, heterosexual couples that conceived via egg donation and single older women, but no gay or bi men. This is a crucial missing piece to my research. I’ll be writing a paper this semester based on interviews that I conduct and then will continue the work into a senior Independent Study/Thesis. I will give pseudonyms to every person interviews and in fact, I don’t even need to know their real names. The work will only be read by my professor and interviews can be in person, by phone, or Skype. I have complete respect for confidentiality and am an ally. I think this is an area that deserves more scholarly student and if anyone would be willing to participate in an interview, their story would be so important to the narrative that I am constructing about families. Please let me know if anyone would be interested. Thank you so much!  – Jordan P

 

Best,

Mike