Author Archives: robw77

About robw77

A single gay dad who cares. His story can be read here: http://www.imagaysingleparent.com/2013/02/02/rob/ and here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/rob-watson-gay-family_n_4689661.html

A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Those Questioning Whether or Not Caitlyn Jenner is a Hero

When I was ten years old, I remember waking up in bed, cuddled up in my sheet from the night before. As I lay there day dreaming, I tucked the sheet around me imagining it to be a flowing ball … Continue reading

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Meet the Woman Who Strives to Save the Lives of Little Kids Who Feel “Different”

Her work includes films about Americans standing up assertively for civil liberties to one about a romantic soul traveling the spectrum between the living and the dead. Sarah Feeley’s professional filmmaking career projects a theme of fluidity, and the assertion … Continue reading

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Would You Invite a Homophobic Judgmental Christian to Your Same Sex Wedding?

On the Friday of the Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling, the news hit like a rainbow colored Tsunami. As I woke up that morning, I got a message from my friend Kevin of Stop-Homophobia. As one of my marriage equality … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on the Terror Threatening to Be Unleashed on California Families

It is time to take the lunatics seriously. I envision it will go something like this: I am exiting a restaurant with my two vibrant and happy 12-year old sons in tow. A pleasantly dressed young man stops us. “Would … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Letter to the Australian Couple Who Threatens Divorce if Marriage Equality is Realized

A couple in Australia declare their intention to divorce if marriage equality comes to their country. A gay dad has seen the behavior before — in a temper tantrum thrown by his sons. Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Letter to Michelle Duggar

There was still something missing in all that has been talked about. The Duggars were not just a benign family in which a horrific situation unfolded. They were advocates and proponents, not just of their own “lifestyle”, but in attacking various personas within the LGBT community umbrella, my family being one such target. There is more to be said to them, and so I have decided to articulate it in this open letter to their matriarch, and one of the most homophobic voices in the family, Michelle Duggar.
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A Gay Dad Draws Protest from the Penguin Play School and Responds

As writers and/or activists enter the public discussions, they tend to adopt a style and way of communicating that works for them. If you are Dan Savage, you devise clever definitions of words based on Known Homophobes, and start amazingly … Continue reading

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