Category Archives: Family

A year later, and we’re still monsters

I am sitting here inundated by a tsunami of tears. Last night I spoke to my friend Suzanne about the children, and I couldn’t stop shaking. I came home and watched Rachel Maddow reduced to tears and I cried uncontrollably. I made the mistake of opening Twitter this morning and was inundated with messages about the abuse our country is perpetrating on innocent children. I let that sink in. OUR COUNTRY. We are a country of monsters. If we do that to innocent children, we are capable of further monstrous acts. Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on the Day Donald Trump Ruined America

On Wednesday, Donald Trump, the master manipulator and “line crossing” provocateur went too far. Has he literally ruined America? Maybe not yet, but what he did today starts that process. He took a major step over the line of decency … Continue reading

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A Gay Man’s Journey to Reclaim Life After Domestic Violence

(Kristopher Sharp, age 27, stares out of a window in Tulum, Mexico on April 1, 2017.) Guest post by Kristopher Sharp I want to begin with a confession: I almost lost myself in the struggle. It’s often said that time is … 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 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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