In 2004, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey came out as a "Gay American." It made a lot of news, but it also started a conversation in many homes about what "gay" meant. One such example is Brian Hartigan, a gay father of two young children.
"There is nothing you could say to me that would dissuade me from knowing that my sons and I were meant to be together."
Surrounded by death during the AIDS crisis, Larry Bennett wanted to focus on something happier and more positive, namely his desire to be a Big Brother and care for children.
Kaela Wilton is a 16-year-old student at Onoway Jr./Sr. High School in Alberta, Canada. For an art project, approved by her art teacher and the school principal, she depicted two young men in an affectionate kiss. After its unveiling and subsequent complaints, the school covered the mural and would not allow it to be seen.
Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as
This is an older “what the heck were they thinking” design of urinal. Little privacy and pretty awkward. If your son does
My son is not perfect and he needs me to see it, not ignore it. As much as I want to say, "He's just being a boy" or "He'll grow out of it," I know that's "perfection" raising its damn dirty head again.
For me, I found her reaction disturbing and worthy of discussion. She is a grandmother. I am a dad. She took her kids to see Frozen. I took mine. Let's rumble.
My kids are older and they have a bombardment of friends who "know," and are eager to tell them the truth about Santa. My dilemma has been brewing for two years -- do I tell them, or do I let the natural information from their peers take over?