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

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By Rob Watson 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 are “almost twins”, only four months apart in age having been born […]

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

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By Rob Watson “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 not the result of an idealistic publicity stunt. It was a mission. […]

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Tweeny-vision and the Bully Playground

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By: Rob Watson Jasmyn Smith committed suicide. According to her family and friends, she had endured “a year and a half of being heavily bullied, both at school and online”. She was…eleven. I cannot stand that this happened. I cannot stand that she was only a year older than my sons. I am sure that […]

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Are You Feeling Some Homophobia-inspired PTSD After the Supreme Court Rulings?

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By: Rob Watson Unless you have been under a very heavy rock and buried deep in an undisclosed location, you know that the LGBT community scored significant legal wins at the Supreme Court last month. The Court decisions were not perfect mandates on equality—far from it, but they upheld the principles for which LGBT advocates […]

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Homophobia’s Cruel Mothers Day

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By Rob Watson It was the Friday before Mother’s Day. I had published a blog piece on thenature 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 my desk at work when my work associate, Kathleen, approached. She politely interrupted me […]

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