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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the Man Who is Refusing to Eat Due to Utah Same Sex Marriages

These past few years may end up being known as the years of “Conservatives Acting Badly”.   At the end of last year the Republicans in Congress conducted a massive foot stomping, pout-out and shut down the government because they did … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 400,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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A Transcontinental Christmas Quilt

I recently made a friend, Michael, through the internet. He lives on the East Coast, in the “other” Portland. He’s a gay man who reached out after he saw my viral video. I keep noticing these interesting parallels in our … Continue reading

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New Rights? Special Rights? No. The Same Rights.

A quote from the judge who ruled for marriage equality in Utah

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Dear Christian Bakers

For the record….

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The Grinch-alin Who Tried to Steal Christmas: How We Take It Back

There is a Dr. Seuss story about Christmas.  You all know it.   Frankly, it really is not my kids’ favorite.  Who really wants to hear about a mean spirited goon who sweeps down upon a population pretending to BE Christmas, … Continue reading

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A Dad Appeals to the Bishop Judging the Methodist Minister Who Married His Gay Son

In 1990, I fell in love.  I met a beautiful man named Paul who shared my values, my heart and my soul.  We quickly knew that we intended to spend the rest of our lives together.  We were not looking … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Why the BatKid Is Important

The day did not start off well. My schedule in the morning must work like clockwork. Two boys, ten and eleven years old, but be showered, dressed, breakfasted, lunches packed, and out the door. At the same time, I need … Continue reading

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NOM Invades California with a Petition Drive Attacking Transgender Teens

Please share this with your California acquaintances.  The National Organization for Marriage is attempting another Prop 8 style attack on California.  Their paid petition gathers are on the streets of California now telling falsehoods to get citizens to sign their … Continue reading

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Defriended Part 2-My Letter to the Pastor

The response to my piece about my brother’s wedding and the subsequent defriending I experienced has been overwhelming. Profoundly touching has been the number of LGBTQ folks who have said things like, “I wish I had a brother like you,” … Continue reading

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