Category Archives: US Politics

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

Posted in Civil Rights, Equality, Family, Mixing religion and politics, Politics, Prejudice, Religion, US Politics | 14 Comments

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

Posted in Civil Rights, Family, Marriage equality, Politics, Prejudice, Uncategorized, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

A Gay Dad Sounds Off About the LGBT Film Festival Theater that Betrayed Its Customers and Bank-Rolled Anti-Gay Causes

Trust and respect. These are two intangible qualities that most of us would like to think we get from the people with whom we live. We believe everyone around us holds the spirit of the Bostonians who, when bombs went … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Entertainment, Family, Hatred, Living, Marriage equality, Politics, Prejudice, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

When the Same Sex Couple in the Family Are the Kids, Not the Parents

To hear the anti-gay crowd describe it, the concept of “family” is a narrow one. While claiming it to be “traditional,” their idea of family seems to be Adam and Eve stepping out of the Garden of Eden and right … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Living, Marriage equality, Prejudice, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

An Ally Calls

This is a blog by our Guest Blogger, Brianna Dugan.      This morning I had a conversation with a very special and important person in my life- someone whom I think the world of and feel that my life … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Hatred, Politics, Prejudice, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Gay Dad Challenges Mike Huckabee to a Basketball Game

I have a confession to make. As much as I loathe clichés and generalizations, there is one that I live up to with incredible gusto. I typify the gay guy who doesn’t do sports. Not even a little bit. From the pains … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Family, Hatred, Marriage equality, Mixing religion and politics, News, Politics, Prejudice, Religion, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The LGBT Declaration of Independence

It was “Dad’s night out” as I watched the end of a huge Hollywood blockbuster.  In the movie, a fictional USA was in tatters having just overcome a violent and destructive enemy.  Many iconic landmarks had been ruined and lay … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Family, Hatred, Living, Marriage equality, News, Politics, Prejudice, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 63 Comments

Did You Hear the One About the Homophobes Who Wanted to Adopt Out Their 16 Year Old Lesbian Daughter?

Jokes are supposed to be funny.  They always start with a set up and then build to a crescendo where the plot twists and the listener bursts out laughing.    Last week a “joke” went viral, but no one was left … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Family, Hatred, Living, News, Politics, Prejudice, Religion, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 21 Comments

The Night a Son Told His Gay Dad That He Wanted to Become a Boy Scout

I really don’t know why I can’t seem to see these things coming.  I blog about them.  I write about prejudices, I have argued with countless anti-gay people, and I have diligently parented to the best of my ability.  And … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Family, Living, News, Politics, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

A Gay Dad’s Thank You to Justice Kennedy for Hearing My Kids’ Voices

A few months ago, I wrote a blog piece in anticipation of the Supreme Court review of marriage equality and the Prop 8 and DOMA cases.  In that piece, an open letter to Justice Anthony Kennedy, I invited the jurist to dinner … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Family, Gay Christians, Living, Marriage equality, US Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments