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GWK is a services company focused on delivering unique and valuable services for our community of gay and queer dads and dads-to-be.

Our Vision: A world in which every queer man is able to pursue his dreams of fatherhood supported by family, friends and the law.
Our Mission: To inspire, inform and guide gay, bi and trans men throughout their journey of family building, and then to support these dads to live their best authentic lives while navigating fatherhood.
Gays With Kids was born in 2014, and we are the world’s largest and only resource, website and social network dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of gay, bi and trans dads and dads-to-be.
At GWK, we set out to inspire and educate future dads; to build a community founded on truth, love and support; and to change the hearts and minds of our family, neighbors and colleagues. Together, we will conquer any challenges that come our way with confidence and pride.

Meet the Team

Brian Rosenberg (right) & Ferd van Gameren

GWK Co-Founders

Brian has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience, but his real passion has been the creation of Gays With Kids, the one-stop destination for gay, bi and trans dads and dads-to-be.
Brian and his husband Ferd became first-time dads in 2009, creating their family through adoption and surrogacy. At the time, there were few resources available to help queer men become dads, and even fewer for those who already were, so they launched GWK in March 2014.
Together since 1993, the secret to this couple’s longevity is Ferd’s prowess in the kitchen and Brian’s great appreciation for anything his husband cooks!

Rosalind Lonsdale

Director of Community & Sponsorships

Rosalind met Brian and Ferd a year before they launched GWK. How did she react when they first shared the plans for their new endeavor with her? By volunteering to help out however she could! She quickly proved herself to be an invaluable member of the GWK team. And while she wears many hats, we’re especially grateful for her incredible leadership cultivating and growing our social media channels and value proposition for our sponsors.

Eric Louison

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Eric Louison is a passionate creator whose knowledge of design, video, and web allows him to help out wherever needed. Graduated from Champlain College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design & Digital Media, Eric has been an advocate and ally working with multiple LGBTQ-owned businesses. When he is not editing videos or working on the website, he enjoys traveling and has lived in Japan, Ireland, and the United States.

Collin Kather

Social Media Coordinator

Jack of all trades, master of none, Collin is passionate about the health policy and its relation to same-sex parenting and families. He has been with Gays With Kids since early-2020 and enjoys writing features for the website and DMing all you awesome dads on Insta! A current graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, he works full-time in biomedical research and hopes to pursue a doctorate in the near future.

Jay Rigler


Jay has held roles in finance and financial guidance throughout his career, including as a personal financial advisor, at a credit card, and running analytics at a top-tier advertising agency. Throughout his career, he has seen the impact that a lack of financial literacy can have on individuals and entrepreneurs and that, too many times, families and small businesses get caught in a cycle of too much debt that strangles their budgets. That’s why in 2015, he started Practically Independent as a resource to help individuals and small businesses take control of their money with a 12-step plan he created to eliminate debt and build wealth.

GWK Advisors

Dr. Mark Leondires

Medical Director and founder of Illume Fertility

GWK Medical Advisor

Dr. Mark Leondires is the founder and Medical Director of Illume Fertility (formerly RMA of Connecticut) and the founder of Gay Parents To Be, a family-building resource for the LGBTQ+ community. He is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He has been recognized nationally for his work in reproductive endocrinology, including being named amongst the Best Doctors in America, and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for several consecutive years.
In addition to serving as Chair of American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s LGBTQ Special Interest Group, Dr. Leondires is currently a member of Resolve’s Physician Council, and is a tireless advocate for inclusive reproductive services for everyone! Dr. Leondires and his husband are proud parents of two children conceived through egg donation and surrogacy.

Sam Hyde

President of Circle Surrogacy

GWK Surrogacy Advisor

Sam joined Circle in 2017, after spending 10 years advising and building a variety of businesses. Having experienced fertility challenges when starting his own family, Sam understands firsthand the importance of support and help to fulfill dreams of parenthood. Sam and his wife are blessed with two beautiful girls with the help of IVF.

Molly Rampe-Thomas

Founder & CEO of Choice Network

GWK Adoption & Foster Care Advisor

WK Adoption & Foster Care Advisor

Choice Network is a nationally recognized LGBTQ and pro-choice adoption agency. Molly has built and sustained her agency out of love for her daughter’s first mom, calling her and her daughter the spark that started it all. Molly also proudly sits on the Abortion Care Network board of directors. Molly has received numerous awards for her work, including Abortion Care Network’s Person of the Year Award, Columbus Ohio’s 40 Under 40, Sunny 95’s Outstanding Woman of the Year, Columbus CEO Top 5, and the National Association of Social Worker’s Lifetime Achievement Award. When she isn’t working for families, she is loving on her own- including her husband Garrick, and three kids Gia, Louie and Penelope.

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