Category Archives: Civil Rights

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 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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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 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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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on the Elementary School Mob That Cancelled a Play About a Gay Penguin Family

There was a significant hearing this week on Tuesday about same sex relationships and whether to ban them. You likely missed this one because you were focused on that OTHER hearing in front of the Supreme Court, the one on … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Take on New Books by Barney Frank and Michelangelo Signorile: Do They Make Up the New Bible for Our Movement?

  For years, the radical anti-gay movement has made a paranoid case that “the gay agenda” was an actual book published in 1990. That book was called After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on the Homophobic Pediatrician and Florist Who Attempted to Humiliate LGBT Families

A popular insurance company pays a great deal of advertising money to let everyone know that they are in fact “our good neighbors.” They populate commercial after commercial with cheery, miraculously at-your-service agents who care about their clients above all … Continue reading

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