We are a group of gay fathers that socialize, network, and support each other in each of our personal journeys. GFC RVA members are committed to the following core values: We will be open and honest to all of our members and are committed to support each other. To educate and increase community awareness and to provide outreach to professionals and community organizations to support the challenges and issues facing gay fathers. To build community partnerships to better support gay fathers, their children, and families. We will welcome new members at all times to participate in our meetings and social events. We will respect the privacy of all of our members, and the privacy of their children and families. GFC meetings and events are considered a “safe place” and all discussions are considered private and confidential. GFC RVA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, or marital status. Although the GFC RVA is a social group, and close personal relationships are built between members, GFC RVA events are not a place to seek intimate or sexual relationships.GFC RVA events are not a place for illegal drug use or solicitation.