Author Archives: allydavidstevens

About allydavidstevens

Husband. Father. Son. Brother. Uncle. Nurse. Aspiring Kung Fu Fighter.

A Transcontinental Christmas Quilt

I recently made a friend, Michael, through the internet. He lives on the East Coast, in the “other” Portland. He’s a gay man who reached out after he saw my viral video. I keep noticing these interesting parallels in our … Continue reading

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Defriended Part 2-My Letter to the Pastor

The response to my piece about my brother’s wedding and the subsequent defriending I experienced has been overwhelming. Profoundly touching has been the number of LGBTQ folks who have said things like, “I wish I had a brother like you,” … Continue reading

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Unwavering

For my sisters and brothers in the LGBTQ Community on National Coming Out Day

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A Straight Man’s Coming Out Story

This story isn’t about me. Except that it is, because it’s all about me. Maybe some of you can relate to that. I’m the black sheep of the family. The traditional path has always been tough for me to follow. … Continue reading

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Nothing Special Rights

I have so often heard arguments against marriage equality claiming that terrible damage will befall “the family” if gays are allowed to marry; implications that gay couples have drastically different ideas about responsibility and stability, and callous indifference to the … Continue reading

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A Straight Man’s Perspective on Why the Homosexual Agenda is Everyone’s Agenda… and is Vital

“The Homosexual Agenda.” For so many years that term has been bandied about. A favorite buzz word of the religious right, a boogeyman to engender fear and hatred and to keep the public from thinking rationally. For a long time … Continue reading

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That’s My Family, Man

My brother and his husband live in San Francisco. A few years ago, my 7 year-old-daughter went with her class on a trip to the deYoung Museum. Going to the big city without me or my wife, I was concerned … Continue reading

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As a Straight Man…

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Evolution of an Ally

Gay people used to make me really nervous. I haven’t always been an ally. I was around gay people all the time without knowing it (most notably my younger brother), but for many years being around someone who was out … Continue reading

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Defriended Over a Wedding, a Straight Man Gains Perspective (Video)

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