As gay parents, we educate our kids on diversity by showing them that there are many different people in the world, and many types of families. But when is the right time to also teach them that there are people in the world who treat each other poorly just because of the color of their skin or their sexual orientation? How do we as gay dads (and allies) raise children who will fix the world? The Pride 2020 episode, on race and human rights, is now available.

Pride 2020 was supposed to be swallowed by the coronavirus pandemic, but then came a Black Lives Matter civil rights revolution which got us all out of our homes and our closets and into the streets with our very old quest for true civil rights equality.

Our Guests

Rev. Alfreda Lanoix

Renowned Motivational Speaker, Rev. and Author, Alfreda “Freda” Lanoix, has been a mover and a shaker her entire life. Fearlessly truthful and extraordinarily insightful, she views the world through a multi-faceted lens of laughter and self examination. Freda married, gave birth to a son and daughter, gradually accepted her sexual orientation, and ultimately was ordained in 1995 as an openly lesbian minister for Unity Fellowship Church of Christ.

Freda is currently in demand as a workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, lecturer, conference trainer and guest panelist. Among a host of appearances, she was featured in a Logo Network special entitled “True Lives”, which focused on her experiences as a black, lesbian mother; featured in a documentary called “Finding God In The City Of Angels”; and was guest on the public affairs radio program “Revolutionary Spirituality”.

Thomas J. Pier, Therapist

Los Angeles-based therapist, Thomas Pier, offers in-person and online (throughout California) supportive therapy to individuals and families in all realms of Health, Healing and Life Transitions. Thomas provides individual, family and group therapy in person and through encrypted video conferencing.

Thomas lives in Los Angeles with his husband of 28 years, Russell, and with their son and daughter (through adoption), ages 6 and 8.

Silky Nutmeg Ganache

We all remember Silky from last year’s season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 11). The performer, whose original name is Reginald Steele, is originally from a well-educated family in Mississippi, he holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership, and the drag started a a giggle for Steel and and turned him into an international success.

Ganache guest starred in Germany’s Next Topmodel, in Lizzo’s music video for her mega-hit ‘Juice’, and is set to star in her own series on WOWPresents Plus series entitled Shantay You Pray, a series exploring Ganache’s relationship with religion.

Our Sponsor

Dr. Mark Surrey is a true ally when it comes to IVF and surrogacy for gay men. We chose Mark as our sponsor as part of our quest to help future dads to have the best experience (and best results) in their surrogacy journey. Please hear Dr. Surrey’s opinion on your specific journey as part of your research on surrogacy. It’s important to get the best consultancy possible before getting into this journey. Fill in your details below to get the Daddy Squared “VIP Care” consultancy from Dr. Surrey‘s team.

Ask Dr. Surrey a question:

Episode Credits

Co-Hosts: Yan Dekel, Alex Maghen
Guests: Rev. Alfreda Lanoix, Therapist Thomas Pier, Silky Nutmeg Ganache
Opening Theme: Hercules & Love Affair, “Leonora” buy here

Listen to previous seasons of Daddy Squared
Join our Facebook group
Connect with us on Instagram