Tag Archives: suicide

A Gay Dad’s Requiem for Leelah, the Matthew Shepard of Our Time

I will never forget the stunning image of Matthew Shepard’s hate crime. A young beautiful human was beaten, tortured and left for dead in an unthinkable violation. It shocked me when I saw the images, and I was not alone. … 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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Homophobia’s Cruel Mother’s Day

It was the Friday before Mother’s Day. I had published a blog piece on the nature of Mother’s Day and the celebration of all who feel mother love running through their souls. I was finishing up a high-tech piece at … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Remembers: My Journey Through the Dark Shadows

The behavior of bullies must be stopped. Cold. Daily, we become more aware.  The issue is deeper however.  We cast young people into a web of social complexity and ignore what happens to them as they leave the innocent playfulness … Continue reading

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