Category Archives: Living

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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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 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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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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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 Gay Teen, Austin Wallis, and the High School That Rejected Him

The world of teens and tweens can be a treacherous one. As the dad to two 12 year olds, I see it as a world where childhood cushions and play have fallen away and new, somewhat complex challenges have emerged. … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Letter to the School Seeking to Censor a Mural of a Kiss

The kiss. For some reason, it, and the experience of giving and getting one, is a completely integrated aspect of the high school experience. While puckers may have been planted in earlier years, it is the high school ones that … Continue reading

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