Tag Archives: Rob Watson

A Gay Dad’s Letter to Michelle Duggar

There was still something missing in all that has been talked about. The Duggars were not just a benign family in which a horrific situation unfolded. They were advocates and proponents, not just of their own “lifestyle”, but in attacking various personas within the LGBT community umbrella, my family being one such target. There is more to be said to them, and so I have decided to articulate it in this open letter to their matriarch, and one of the most homophobic voices in the family, Michelle Duggar.
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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the Christian Grandmother Proposing Homophobic Themed Books for Teens

Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as “cultural analyst” for The Illinois “Family” Institute for six years, and before that was employed in the “writing center” for a … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Says Good-Bye to Joan Rivers

The old adage is that celebrities pass away in threes. In the past few weeks, this theory could be said to have been “proven true” with the passing of Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and Joan Rivers. One can only wonder … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Guide to the Men’s Room for Single and Lesbian Moms

I am a fan of blog writer Shannon Ralph.  She recently wrote a piece that hit me right in my dad-spot called  11 Things Only the Parents of Boys Understand.  While my generalizations meter was on high guard as I … Continue reading

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Why I Write as a “Gay” Dad

I did not intend to write about this topic. A friend of mine, Henry Amador, blogger and founder of Dadsquared, addressed it in a piece called “The Battle Cry of the Gay Dad” for The Next Family. He captured the … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Tribute to a Mom Mourning the Loss of Her Daughter, as Her Transgender Son Emerges

I met Lex in March of this year.   My co-host of the radio show Out in Santa Cruz let me know we would be interviewing a transgender man who was going to read his poetry on the air.   Even … Continue reading

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Thank You Eva Marie Saint for Teaching Me Pride, Long Before There Was a Parade

Guest blog by Dana StarSong Sullivan, with Rob Watson I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s.  There was no such thing as an LGBT Pride parade, there were no festivals, no parties.  It could be argued that there was … Continue reading

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