John M. Becker

Hallmark Releases First Gay Father's Day eCard

Filed By John M. Becker | June 12, 2014 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Father's Day, greeting cards, Hallmark cards, LGBT families, LGBT parents, same-sex parents

hallmark-fathers-day.jpgFor the first time ever, the Hallmark greeting card company is offering a Father's Day card for families headed by two dads. The card -- an animated eCard available on the Hallmark website -- is the work of transgender artist Kylie Wu, who writes:

I'm so proud to be the artist involved in making the first ever same-sex Hallmark eCard featuring two gay dads. And I'm proud of Hallmark for celebrating people's differences! It doesn't matter who's in it, LOVE makes a family.

Hallmark began issuing wedding cards for same-sex couples in 2008, but has been frustratingly slow to recognize LGBT parents on Mother's Day and Father's Day. Hopefully they'll quickly get with the program and include LGBT families not just online, but in printed cards as well.

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