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 Donald Trump: Stop Dancing on the Graves of our Slain LGBTQ Brethren

  I woke Sunday morning to my phone chirping that a new text message had arrived. It was from my radio show co-host, Steph Taylor inviting me to a vigil to be held in our local town… a vigil for … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Homophobia in the Family that Produced the Reigning Miss World 2015

Miss World may have set the standard for beauty, but a member of her family has set a new bar for ugliness. Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Donald Trump and Mark Rubio’s War of Penises

  Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate male physique and anatomy. That would define the “gay” part of being a “gay dad.” I have a healthy appreciation. I don’t particularly like when male genitals are referred to as “junk”. I … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Letter to Matthew Shepard

  Today Matthew Shepard, had he lived, would have been 39 years old. Instead, he forever will be remembered as a gentle looking young 21-year old who left for dead on a cold Wyoming plain, crucified for being gay. I … Continue reading

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The SCOTUS Same Sex Marriage Case Plaintiffs Sound Off on the Mormon Church and Call for a Boycott

A few weeks ago, I wrote a letter to the Mormon Church over its new change of policy. That policy not only compared the act of a loving commitment in a same sex marriage to the sin of murder, it … Continue reading

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What a Transphobic Texas Teacher Needs to Learn from an Amazing Transgender Five-Year Old

In Texas, the latest punch in the “religious freedom” strategy has been thrown. Previously, the anti-gay movement enlisted cake bakers, florists and a hapless county clerk, Kim Davis (you’ve heard of her, right?). The latest to step up to the … Continue reading

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Gay Dad Tells Off the Mormon Church: Leave Our Kids Alone

It is not news that LGBT folks have suffered abuse and atrocities at the hands of organized religion. From independent Christian Churches who have literally threatened to kill or exile us, to the Catholic Church who for years declared us … Continue reading

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