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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 Sounds Off on the “Purity” Parents Who Want to Keep LGBT Info Out of Sex Education

When did your local schools last revise their sex education program? Let me cut to the chase. Omaha Public Schools has not revised its sex education and related health classes for 30 years. 30 years. Bad enough that it fails … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Note to the Pope: You Snubbed Us for Kim Davis? Really?

Last week, I invited the pope to join my family for dinner. It was largely a symbolic gesture, although, I had a house cleaning action plan and menu picked out should he have accepted. It was not that I wanted … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on How Mike Huckabee is Choking on a Mixed Bag of Chips

While this note is a “thank you” letter, I actually mean it to be a letter of request. Eat your own chips. More specifically, please take your own campaign slogan to heart. You encourage the eaters of your limited run colored chips to be BOLD. Please, Doritos, be bold yourself. Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Invites Pope Francis to Friday Dinner to Hang Out With His Family

The pope visits America. A gay dad invites him to dinner with his family while he is here. Here is why and what the dad hopes to accomplish. Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Clerk Kim Davis and the Pseudo Christian Martyrs

As Kim Davis strives for religious martyrdom, she appears to be less saint and more George Wallace, bringing to mind one of the most shameful moments of the civil rights movements in the sixties. Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off On the Pawn for the Homophobia Industry Refusing to Do Her Job

Along the metaphorical highway on the journey to LGBT civil rights, there are many collisions. These are when willful ignorance runs headlong into justice. Few of these are as fascinating as the wreck taking place in Rowan County Kentucky. It … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the Christian Billboard Couple: Get Your Homophobic Messaging Out of the Faces of Our LGBT Kids

Two years ago Richard and Betty Odgaard humiliated a gay couple. After a long tour of the Görtz Haus in Grimes, Iowa, Lee Stafford and Jared Ellers were informed that they would not be welcomed to engage the establishment for … Continue reading

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When Homophobes Vandalized This Proud Mom’s Home, She Responded in the Most Amazing Way

Seventeen year old Miranda DeLong received a huge shock as she was returning home from work last week. It was 2am in the morning. She, a proud bi teen, was accompanied by her friend, who is transgender, walking from the … Continue reading

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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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