Tag Archives: homophobia

A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the Christian Billboard Couple: Get Your Homophobic Messaging Out of the Faces of Our LGBT Kids

Two years ago Richard and Betty Odgaard humiliated a gay couple. After a long tour of the Görtz Haus in Grimes, Iowa, Lee Stafford and Jared Ellers were informed that they would not be welcomed to engage the establishment for … Continue reading

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Gay Son Change? You Change!

I will let this speak for itself. The next time someone suggests a gay person must change and become heterosexual, here’s the proper response. Click on the image to make larger for an easier read.  

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A Straight Ally Tells Her LGBT Friends, “What I am Asking is Hard, but We Need for You to Remove the Mask.”

This is a guest blog by Joni Bosch, religious education teacher, and longtime LGBT ally. I took a human sexuality class in college. The last day of class, the professor gave us a scenario. The world was going to come … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Requiem for a Little Boy Named Zachary, Killed Because He Might Become Gay

When my sons were very little, about three years old, there were times when I would sit back and just marvel at them.  Here were these incredible little boys exploring and reacting to the world around them.  Since my sons … Continue reading

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The Real True Story About How Parents Adopted Out Their Child When He Told Them He Was Gay

Early April 2013 a story on social media started immediately “going viral”.  72,000 people shared a story called, “PARENTS PUT 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER UP FOR ADOPTION AFTER LEARNING SHE IS GAY”.  Almost as suddenly as the story had taken … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Mourns the Loss of Joe Bell, Killed in the Line of Duty of Being a Dad

“Making headway, one step at a time”.   This was the last communication from Joe Bell on his epic quest to walk across the United States and do everything within his power to end bullying, intolerance and suicide.  His journey was … Continue reading

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The Nine Worst Things to Do When Coming Out of the Closet

National Coming Out Day is this week.  This is an important day not only for those who make the move and come out, but also for everyone else to be aware of the process.  It is the process where an … Continue reading

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