Category Archives: Living

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On “My Husband is Not Gay” Lies and Abuse

Sunday night was a cornucopia of LGBT television. First came the Golden Globes with a full offering of heartwarming equality affirmations from wins for Transparent ,including a call out for Leelah Alcorn, to a win for Matt Bomer in which … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Requiem for Leelah, the Matthew Shepard of Our Time

I will never forget the stunning image of Matthew Shepard’s hate crime. A young beautiful human was beaten, tortured and left for dead in an unthinkable violation. It shocked me when I saw the images, and I was not alone. … Continue reading

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My Christmas Card to the Family with Two Dads Who Gave Up All Their Christmas Presents to a Group of LGBT Homeless Youth

Years ago when my partner and I were deciding whether or not to have kids, we made two lists. The first was a “cons” list. On that list were all the pragmatic reasons why it would be difficult. I was … Continue reading

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Why I Want Pope Francis to Write the Requiem for Gabriel Fernandez, the Boy Slaughtered by His Parents for Appearing Gay

There is a story that I have felt compelled to write for three months. I have not written it because I have found it difficult to find the words. I have the words. I have the exact words. I have … Continue reading

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A Transgender Man’s Personal Day of Remembrance and Vision for the Path Ahead

Guest blog by Lex Beatty It’s 2am. I’m leaning against a parking meter on a grungy, half lit street outside of a night club in San Francisco. The air around me is electric. I open one bleary eye to see … Continue reading

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My Open Letter to the Two Gay Dads, Parents to One of the Most Special Boys in the World

It all started with a haircut. Chad, a 22 year old young man, not out about his sexuality, got into Wayne’s chair at a salon. After discovering a sincere enjoyment of each other, they went on a date a week … Continue reading

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When a Homophobic Cousin Attacked a Woman’s Marriage, He Helped Her Understand What True “Family” Means

Once upon a time there were two cousins, Jessica and Robby. They grew up together in the warm and wet Mississippi back lands. They swam, they fished and Jessica loved and respected her cousin. He gave her the sense of … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to a “Christian” Mother Caught on Tape Wishing Death on Her Disabled Lesbian Daughter

Video has again captured a “Christian” parent behaving badly. This week, the Facebook and Twitter mega-page Stop-Homophobia broadcast out a post depicting the plight of a lady named Kelly. Public disapproval over who could marry whom was an issue for Kelly’s family … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the Christian Grandmother Proposing Homophobic Themed Books for Teens

Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as “cultural analyst” for The Illinois “Family” Institute for six years, and before that was employed in the “writing center” for a … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Guide to the Men’s Room for Single and Lesbian Moms

I am a fan of blog writer Shannon Ralph.  She recently wrote a piece that hit me right in my dad-spot called  11 Things Only the Parents of Boys Understand.  While my generalizations meter was on high guard as I … Continue reading

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