To the Homophobic Parents Caught on Video Throwing Their Gay Son Away: A Gay Dad’s Open Letter

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By Rob Watson Last week another young person, Daniel Pierce, was thrown out of his home for being gay. I have written about this on a number of occasions covering such events in the United States, Nigeria and Uganda. What made this event unique? This time the event was recorded. Trying to imagine the evil […]

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10 Things I Would Tell My Daughter (If She Would Only Listen)

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By: Shannon Ralph My daughter is eight years old. Eight is a tough age. Our days consist of equal parts unabashed adoration and seething contempt. Sometimes I know everything. Some days I am supermom. Those are the good days. Those are the days when my Sophie feels like the baby girl I fell in love […]

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How Young Is Too Young To Teach Hate? A Gay Dad’s Dilemma.

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By Henry Amador Once a year, here in Durham NC, we host an amazing event called the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. It is held at the beautiful Carolina Theatre of Durham, a theatre that was built in 1926 and that has experienced so much, not just in the name of art and […]

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Behind The Scenes: Quinny Embraces Modern Families

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By Brandy Black So rarely are same-sex parent families like mine represented in commercial media, that when it does happen, whether in print, television, or on film, I am moved beyond expectation. When Quinny, a European stroller brand, reached out to me for help in producing a photo shoot featuring real “modern” families, it felt like all […]

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Spotlight Series: Michelle and Rochie

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  Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   Michelle and Rochie TNF: Tell me about your family.  Are you married?  Do you have kids? MICHELLE: We are married!  Rochie (a combo of Rochelle and her last name Ouchi!) & I got married in Malibu on New Years […]

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Date Nights Are Good For You And Society

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By: Amber Leventry   My partner and I don’t get out for nearly enough date nights. Not because we don’t want to, but because paying for two babysitters for three kids—a three and a half year old and 14 month old twins—is not in the budget. Nor do we want to abuse the generosity of […]

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Teens with LGBT Parents: A Letter To My Father

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By Bianca Y. Dalangin   “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” – Confucius   So here I was, sitting on my navy blue leather sofa, thinking aimlessly about what topic to write for my next article, which had been due a month ago. I had nothing […]

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40 Days for the Trevor Project

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By: Shannon Ralph You may not know it, but we are in the midst of “40 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and Repentance for Marriage.” The Family Foundation, an anti-gay advocacy group based in Virginia has launched the 40 Days initiative, encouraging people to pray and fast for 40 days—August 27th through October 5th—to counteract marriage […]

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Gay Dad: Things I Thought I Would Never Do

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By Henry Amador   There were many things in life I thought I would be..As a young child the World seemed so BIG and possible.There never appeared to be a limitation on what I could be, what I could do.I don’t really know when the dreams begin to drift away.When did they go from filling […]

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What Has Changed For This Dad Since Having A Baby?

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By James Muscolino Everyone asks me what has changed in the months since becoming a father.  Such a hard question to answer given the fact that the short answer is “everything”.  Certainly, I am a bit more tired.  I’ve become grayer, although I had already had a head start with that one for the last […]

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