Category Archives: Family

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 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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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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A Gay Dad Sounds Off About the Kansas Teacher Who is Getting Fired for Fighting Homophobia

A teacher is being asked to resign for his actions to fight homophobia in his school. This gay dad tells him why backing away now is not a good idea. Continue reading

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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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