It's Simple: I'm Gay, or Coming Out To Your Employers

They say the best stories are simple and true in the telling. This is mine.I’m gay.Strictly speaking, I’m bisexual. I have loved men and I have loved women. I am typically more attracted to women, but I have had several boyfriends. I just got out of a long-term relationship with a woman. I’m gay....more

La Leche League Rejects Transgendered Man, So I Resigned

When I began my journey to becoming a La Leche League Leader, if someone had told me I would send my resignation a few short years later, with a flourish over a transgendered man, I would have raised my eyebrows, and laughed.Yet, here I am. ...more
Thank you for speaking out and sharing.  Hopefully as suggested in the comment thread, this will ...more

Stereotypes Run Wild in NBC's "The New Normal"

When I first heard that NBC was going to air a new series about a gay couple having a baby with a surrogate, I was hopeful. It's been a long time since the controversy surrounding the infamous Ellen episode where she came out (I had to watch this on a satellite dish since I was in Alabama at the time and it was banned)....more
There are a few stereotypes in this show, but I don’t think it’s nearly as bad as you say. ...more

Gay families in all 50 states

Looking for LBGT families in all 50 states to interview for our website, thenextfamily.com. If interested please contact Madge@thenextfamily.com. We are an online magazine focusing on alternative families....more

Wedding Guilt

A couple weeks ago I sent a heartfelt e-mail to our wedding officiant, Noah. There was something weighing heavy on my heart in regards to our wedding ceremony and I really needed some Pastoral counsel....more

9-11 Memorial: Saying Goodbye to Friends

While in New York for BlogHer '12, I had the privilege of visiting the 9-11 Memorial. The last time Cheryl and I were in New York was in April of 2002, six months after the attack. The city was still somber and the remnants of that horrible day were still scattered for miles along the fence line of lower Manhattan....more
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What I Learned About America from the Chik-fil-a Kerfluffle

I don't normally talk about current events or politics on this blog because I just don't. But this Chik-fil-a thing has gotten out of hand. It's a good example of how the adults in this country have devolved into spoiled little children....more

Taking a Stand

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (8/1/2012):...more

Moving... On...

Well, I signed the lease today and faxed it over to the owner. It doesn't feel real, but I am moving, in 5 days. Here I go-tears starting to flow. I am leaving a wretched time in my life and home full of memories I want to forget ever happened. I loved her. I cared for her. I lost myself helping to save her life though. She was so different in the end. I still hear her yelling... name calling... I wake up each night scared that she is on her way home from a long night at work, and will be taking it out on me when she walks in the door-then I remember she is gone....more

How Will Our Kids Learn if Adults Bully One Another?

Anti-bullying campaigns dominate the Internet lately, and rightfully so. Frequently we turn on our computers and head to our favorite news websites to learn that yet another child has taken his life as a result of incessant teasing or ridicule from his peers. As adults we experience empathy not only for the tormented victim but also for his parents and their overwhelming sense of loss from the death of their beloved child. Unfortunately, though, bullying is not strictly relegated to the under-18 crowd. I think, until we put an end to adult bullying, more and more of our children will turn to this behavior as a socially-accepted manner of elevating themselves within their own peer groups....more
 @kaurnawoman So true! Too often professional athletes have a tough time turning off their ...more