Category Archives: Politics

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 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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How Harvey Milk’s Death, and the World AIDS Losses Brought Us Marriage and Family Equality

Harvey Milk was shot and killed on November 27, 1978. Almost a decade later, on December 1, 1988 the first World AIDS Day was enacted. The first was a dramatic local tragedy around several local politicians and the second was … 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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Freedom Reigns Over Hate

Let’s pause to celebrate another victory, where human rights wins over hate. Scott Lively’s race to spread hatred around the world has been stopped in Uganda! Let freedom reign high, but the vigilance to keep hatred from ruling and ruining … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Lesson from His Son Regarding the Hobby Lobby Decision: “Scream Like a Girl”

“Dad, you are going to need to scream like a little girl!” My head whirled in Jesse’s direction and my mouth dropped.  Did that condescendingly sexist remark really come out of the mouth of my beloved son? It was all … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on the Anti-Gay Official’s Fear: Standardized Tests Will Make Kids “as Homosexual as They Possibly Can”

I believe in the coming years scientists will find that homophobia, when it hits the brain, becomes a degenerative disorder that destroys all logic centers and renders its victim common-senseless. The most recent recipient of my theoretical malady, is representative … Continue reading

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How a Teen, Thrown From His Home for Being Gay, was Arrested and Tortured

A few weeks ago, I told the story of a teen named Corey who was driven from his birth home when his parents found out he was gay, and into the arms of a loving home that rescued him.  His … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality Foes: You’ are Correct, Fairness to Same Sex Couples Might Harm Your Marriage, But It’s Your Own Fault If It Does

For years, in thousands of same sex marriage debates which I have participated,   those opposing marriage equality have claimed that if it was made legal, harm would be done to opposite sex marriages.  There was nothing about their argument … Continue reading

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