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The Advocate: Gabriel Blau Is a Dad Fighting for All Dads

Gabriel Blau The Advocate
The Fighters: The leader of the Family Equality Council has helped make the voices of children a pivotal part of the legal and political case for equality.

In 2014, Gabriel was named one of The Advocate’s 40 Under 40 along with such luminaries as Janet Mock, Ellen Page, Mary Lambert, Nate Silver, Tyler Oakley, Frank Mugisha, Zack Ford, Kimberley McLeod. See all 40 here.

Blau, 34, is one of the leading voices in reclaiming the word “family” from the right wing, which so often uses it as code for promoting its antigay values. The politely named Family Research Council, for example, is actually designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.


“This work is intense, tiring, and challenging. It’s also exhilarating. So when I need to recharge I go home, or at least call home,” says Blau, who is often on the road. “I speak to our 6-year-old, listen to that sweet voice, and think about why this work is so important — because millions of children and families rely on what we do every day.”

Rad the full article by Lucas Grindely: