Gay Dad: “I Am An Assimilating Gay”

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By Henry Amador I recently read a comment about a truly important world event, the wedding of Lance Bass to now husband Michael Turchin. Okay, so world news might be a bit of an overstatement but the comment was extremely interesting and got me thinking. The commentator basically stated, and I paraphrase, that he found […]

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Man Down! A Gay Dad Wants To Wave His White Flag

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By Henry Amador Tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, tired, overwhelmed, tired, judgmental, did I say tired? These are some of the ways I have been feeling lately and that really has me feeling, well… tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, overwhelmed, judgmental and tired, really tired. I was recently featured in an article on Buzzfeed about […]

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A Gay Dads New Year Message For His Three Year Old Son.

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By Henry Amador   Dear little man, It will soon be 2015, and although your little mind can not understand this yet, we are on the edge of some exciting and momentous of things. This new year will find you turning four, which is huge and beautiful and oh so exciting. Your papa and I […]

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The Waiting Game: Open Adoption One Year In

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By Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas “So when are you getting the call?”  A well-intentioned question, given that I was in the process of explaining what it meant that we’re now on the Last Minute Hospital List with our adoption agency.  But how could I explain that even being on this list might still mean months […]

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Twin Toddlers Respond To Their Mama’s Christmas List

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By: Amber Leventry We read Mama’s Christmas list. A lot of her wish list seemed to involve relief from us, her, if not perfect, very charming twin boys. We weren’t born yesterday, Santa. Mama’s suggestions were not suggestions. We’ve had 18 months to learn her suggestions are usually passive aggressive ways of making us think […]

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10 Things A Gay Parent Should Never Do

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By Henry Amador Working as a Holistic Parenting Coach and especially working with LGBTQ families, I have learned that while many parenting issues are universal and effect all parents, there are indeed issues that arise that are unique to gay parents, and deeper still to gay dads. The following list was compiled from some of […]

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Why I Want Pope Francis to Write the Requiem for Gabriel Fernandez, the Boy Slaughtered by His Parents for Appearing Gay  

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There is a story that I have felt compelled to write for three months. I have not written it because I have found it difficult to find the words. I have the words. I have the exact words. I have written them before. The story that has nagged at me is the mourning of Gabriel […]

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An LGBT Perspective On What It Will be Like to Raise Kids in the South

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by Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas The last time you heard from us, we were just about to move across the country from Oakland, California to Raleigh, North Carolina to pursue some exciting new career opportunities and be closer to family.  Now that we’ve been here for about two months, we have settled into our new […]

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Parenting: It’s Like Riding A Bike

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By Brandy Black Our six-year-old daughter learned to ride a bike over the last couple weeks.  This falls under one of the more significant parenting moments for my wife and me.  We tried to explain to our daughter, it is only once in your life that you learn how to ride a bike.  It is […]

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What the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Means For Marriage Equality

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By Alexandra Temblador On Thursday, November 6, 2014, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld four state’s same-sex marriage bans. This ruling contrasts with four other circuit courts of appeals, the 4th, 7th, 9th, and 10th, who overturned the same-sex marriage bans in their regions. This ruling by the 6th Circuit Court is significant […]

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