November, 2010

LGBT Family Building

By Sam Trego on Nov 20th, 2010
LGBT Family Building

OK, I admit it… I’m biased. I think gay people should have children. I believe it should be as required for your “gay card” as much as having the DVD to Funny Girl. I think gay people make the most fantastic parents on the planet and deep down, I think many gay people want to have children. I just think it gets tripped up by the gazillions of mixed messages and questions that we have floating around in our brains from years of ignorance bestowed on us from outside forces. Some of these demons that I had to slay before [...] read more


Restoring Sanity by Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

By Sam Trego on Nov 13th, 2010
Restoring Sanity by Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

It could be the “Mozart Effect” or perhaps I was just blessed with a child that was pre-wired as an extremely calm and “easy” baby. I don’t know if it was nature or nurture, but I do know that music has played a huge role in my child’s development since birth. I had always read that singing to your child is calming to them, so figuring that birth has got to be an enormously stressful event, there I was… the single gay dad singing a medley of songs from Broadway’s Wicked to his new born son there in the delivery [...] read more


What is Raising Alek

By Sam Trego on Nov 06th, 2010

Parents everywhere seek the advice of their more experienced peers on subjects ranging from potty training to picking a pre-school, always hoping they are choosing good role models. But where do gay parents and want-to-be parents turn when they have questions about same sex parenting? In San Diego, gay moms and dads can now count on the advice of Sam Trego, the new parenting columnist for the San Diego LGBT Weekly. In his Raising Alek….Straight Talk on Gay Parenting column, he hopes to provide education, support and connection for the gay parenting community, filling a void he know exists based [...] read more


Straight Talk on Gay Parenting

By Sam Trego on Nov 06th, 2010
Straight Talk on Gay Parenting

Before I dive in to my first article, I want to thank all my FaceBook friends who contributed to the name of what I hope will become a very popular weekly feature column in the San Diego LGBT Weekly.  I needed all the help I could get.  I’m a show producer, not a writer.  One of the performers in my touring show “iL CiRCo” came up with the name:  “Mary Has A Little Man”.  I always thought Chris was cute, amazingly talented and has an Adonis of a body, but he’s a total smart ass.  I appreciate Chris’ wit and [...] read more