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A Gay Dad Sounds Off About the Iowa Moms and an Unthinkable Tragedy

As a gay dad, I have heard the words a thousand times.  “A child is better off with both a mother and a father”.  The statement always baffles me. Certainly, no two sets of parents of any make up are … Continue reading

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New Studies Show: It Is Not About Whether the Parents Are Gay, It’s About Whether They Are Happy

My 10-year-old son Jason just bounded out of bed, excited to meet this Saturday morning. He crawled onto my lap as I was trying to type and we reviewed all the great things we have lined up this weekend. Snuggles … Continue reading

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My First Day as a Father, by Rob Watson

My “dad” instincts started when I was very young. My earliest memories are from age three. I believe a significant event kick-started the memory-recall part of my brain. It was the news that my mother was pregnant and I was … Continue reading

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My Father’s Day Card to Lesbian Moms (and All Other Single or LGBT Parents)

(This article is revised from a similar article run on Mother’s Day 2013)                   Recently, authorJennifer Finney Boylancommented about her transgender experience: “After all these years, my own identity has wound up … Continue reading

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How to Start an LGBT Family and Help the World

“Necessity is the mother of invention” goes the old saying. When there is a problem or an issue in play, a creative solution is often about to be realized. This point is nowhere more valid than in the area of … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off About Fundamentalists Who Target My Kids

As a parent, my job one is the protection and care of my children. It is my job to be vigilant over their self-worth, to keep them physically safe, to show them how to be moral and productive citizens, and … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Day Card to Gay Dads (and All Other LGBT Parents)

Recently, author Jennifer Finney Boylan commented about her transgender experience: “After all these years, my own identity has wound up less altered than I had expected. It should not have been a surprise, perhaps, but the most shocking revelation after … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Battles a Priest Over Cambridge University’s Praise of Gay Men as Parents

This week, Cambridge University released a study.  It was published by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering.  Their conclusion on the basis of the report was “Gay fathers, in particular, are extremely committed to parenting.” “Professor Susan Golombok is … Continue reading

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