Monthly Archives: April 2013

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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A Gay Dad Loses Sleep About His Nigerian LGBT Friend

I have a lovely friend.  She is a transgender woman who lives in Nigeria.  Her dream, at present denied her, is to be a professional dancer and actress.  In her heart and in her spirit, she is both.  As I … Continue reading

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The LGBT Declaration of Independence

It was “Dad’s night out” as I watched the end of a huge Hollywood blockbuster.  In the movie, a fictional USA was in tatters having just overcome a violent and destructive enemy.  Many iconic landmarks had been ruined and lay … Continue reading

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Did You Hear the One About the Homophobes Who Wanted to Adopt Out Their 16 Year Old Lesbian Daughter?

Jokes are supposed to be funny.  They always start with a set up and then build to a crescendo where the plot twists and the listener bursts out laughing.    Last week a “joke” went viral, but no one was left … Continue reading

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The Night a Son Told His Gay Dad That He Wanted to Become a Boy Scout

I really don’t know why I can’t seem to see these things coming.  I blog about them.  I write about prejudices, I have argued with countless anti-gay people, and I have diligently parented to the best of my ability.  And … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off About the Anti-gay Easter Dad

My ten year old son Jesse had big plans Easter morning.  He had set his alarm for 6 am.  His desire to rise early was not to go searching for the Easter basket the mystical bunny was likely to have … Continue reading

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