Forty Years ago (March 19, 1978), Michael Lynch hosted the first meeting of Gay Fathers of Toronto.
It was a group of gay men (who were also fathers), banding together to establish a peer support group for themselves and other gay fathers.
Forty years later, we continue to be a support for gay fathers. It may be a different world in 2018, but we still play a vital role for men reaching out for support, as well as, the social benefit of meeting with other gay fathers and finding they belong to a community many never knew existed.
Please join us for our 40th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion,
May 26th at The 519 Ballroom
Purchase Tickets here
“Welcome to Gay Fathers of Toronto”
We’ve been saying that since 1978 when a small group of gay fathers first met in the home of one of the GFT’s founders. Today, as was the case forty years ago, married men finally coming to terms with the fact that they are gay have found a place to feel connected, supported, and can finally be who they were meant to be. These dads find common values, a realization they are not alone, and a support as we move forward in our lives.
Men arrive at all states of their lives: still married and not sure what to do, newly separated looking for support to help through this time, divorced and moving forward as a gay man, still in the closet and struggling with issues, dealing with isolation from estranged children, partners looking to help their love with their children, or even those with grandchildren.
It doesn't matter when you arrive, know if you are a gay father, you belong, and you will be welcome.
At GFT we don’t tell you what to; instead it is a place to gain valuable information, and allow you to hear and share stories and experiences with other gay fathers. What is disclosed at meetings is strictly confidential. We’re here to support you in any positive and healthy path that works for you! GFT has no religious agenda or affiliation. We are gay fathers supporting gay fathers!
Support group meetings occur at The 519 Community Centre on 2nd and 4th Thursdays (8:00 to 9:45 pm) of each month, except when "The 519" is closed for statutory holidays. Always check the calendar for topics and specific dates
The 519 Community Centre
Room 304 - 519 Church St. Community Centre, Toronto, ON
Directions to The 519 ►[See map in a new window] - ('The 519': 416-392-6874)
It is not necessary to register or call in advance.