The Gay Dad Project Documentary

A feature documentary film about having a parent come out and what 'coming out' means for the entire family.
Amie Shea
Oakland, California
United States
4 Team Members

THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped us fund our film. We look forward to sharing more stories of families where one parent comes out .... and we look forward to moving onto the next phase of our film projct!!!



(January 30)



Perks Update (applies to ALL campaign funders):

  • $25 gets 2 GDP buttons & music download
  • $50 gets GDP buttons & photo frame (we will send you both + all previous perks)



We, Erin and Amie, will be hosting a twitterthon Monday (January 28) using the hashtag #gaydadfilm. It will start at 8 pm Eastern time. (That's 8 PM on the east coast and 5 pm on the west coast.)

We will be giving away special prizes and answering any questions during the chat. Please join us then!

(Spoiler alert: Handmade rainbow bracelets from Amie's dad Pete are 'special prizes' we will give away and you must attend the twitter chat to be eligible to win.)


Our twitter handles:


@ErinMargolin (Erin)

@snuskiga (Amie)






Okay so here's the deal:

We founded The Gay Dad Project to talk about what it was like to have a gay dad. None of us had ever met any other 'kids' who knew what it was like to have a parent come out, so we wanted to tell our stories in the hopes that we could (and would) find others.

How are we going to do that?

We started by sharing our stories on our webpage ( but we want to share more of our story. We want to tell it in our own words. We want to dig deeper and go back to explore the places that shaped us. We also want to reach out and find other 'kids' and families like ours. A full-length documentary film will allow us to do all of this and bring visibility to a family type that has not yet been so publicly discussed.

So, what do we need?

Peace. Love. Harmony. Understanding. annnnd of course money.

We need money to get this project off the ground. We want to travel and film on location in each of the different areas and locations we all grew up. We also want to tell the story of other family members and people who live in (cool) faraway places.

This campaign is intened to pay for:

• travel expenses for filming on location
• the film crew
• associated production costs

What will this do?

We hope that by sharing our stories and making this movie we can reach others and raise awareness. Raise awareness about gay rights. Raise awareness about a different type of family. And reach out to show other families, like ours, that they are not alone.
We don't want to just tell you our story. . . we want to show you our story. From the inside.

That is why we are making this film.

Any (and every) contribution makes this project happen so Thank YOU everyone!


AND .... Don't forget to include your Twitter handle and Facebook page so that we can 'Like' and Tweet you our undying love and appreciation!

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  • $1USD

    A virtual hug and Twitter follow or FB like from us.

    11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $10USD

    Your name in a special "Thank You" section on The Gay Dad Project website.

    54 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $25USD

    Your name in a special "Thank You" section on The Gay Dad Project website, and a free exclusive download copy of the song used in our trailer (written and performed by Jared Karol).

    47 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $50USD

    All of the above and a Gay Dad Project button.

    20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $50USD
    Yellow (Bonus)

    Anyone who contributes $50 (or more) to our film will also (now) receive a special Gay Dad Project photo frame to hold your favorite photo ... with your (favorite) dad.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD

    All of the above and a Gay Dad Project poster.

    16 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $200USD

    You get all of the above cool stuff AND we will customize a Gay Dad Project t-shirt just for you. (You can personalize the text and color of any of the shirts in The Gay Dad Project store.)

    3 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Gay Dad Project 'Daddy'

    All of the above and your name will appear as one of the 'Daddies of The Gay Dad Project' in the credits at the end of the film.

    3 claimed
  • $2,000USD
    Gay Dad Project Team

    IMDb Co-Producer Credit!!

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $3,000USD
    Gay Dad Project Insider


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  • $4,000USD
    Gay Dad Project Expert


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