As a kid, I thought AIDS was just a joke. I know now that it’s not funny.
Jared Karol lives in Oakland, CA. He is a writer, an editor, a musician, a humorist, a rider of public transportation, a gay rights activist, the father of boy/girl twins, a San Francisco enthusiast, and a bunch of other stuff. You can find his writing on his personal blog, Lick the Fridge. He is also the co-founder---along with Amie Shea and Erin Margolin---of The Gay Dad Project, an exploration of the unique family configuration where one parent has come out as gay.
A son gains the maturity to contemplate the complexities of his mother’s identity and relationship to his father, who came out as a gay man.
Jared Karol on dealing separately with the confusion of having a gay father, and the man his father was.
When you’re a teenager and your father comes out as gay, you can end up feeling like there’s no one you can tell. Erin and Jared exchange letters about their experiences as the children of gay men.
14-year-old Jared Karol didn’t understand when his father told him he was gay. Now grown up, he hopes his own children won’t go through the same thing.
As children, we were often warned against being too curious. As adults, it is time we reclaim the beauty of this trait.
Do you want to be the skinny guy? It’s not all that great, warns writer Kevin Kelley.
This Dad has reassessed attitudes about sons who start dating and is tired of them being seen as threats. They need protection too, even if it is from themselves.
“It’s not just about constantly praising ourselves, talking ourselves up and telling ourselves how awesome we are. It’s about loving the REAL us.”
Former ‘queer-basher’ James Baines and his struggle to convert hate into understanding.
“If Wal-Mart is an example of the type of job that the blue-collar man should be grateful to have, things don’t look good for the future.”
Nicki Doane challenges what we consider a sport and shows how yoga can benefit all men.
The government stands accused of failing to give former military personnel quick access to healthcare. But the type of care they receive is also a problem.
Mark Radcliffe reminds you that no matter what career or life path you choose, there’s gonna be a lot of BS. So pick the BS you like the best.
This instructional video from Wellcast takes young people considering their first sexual experience through a series of helpful questions to help them make an educated choice.
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Danny Baker reminds us that many people with depression are convinced that no-one would care if they killed themselves.
‘Gone Girl’ is a reminder of a fact society has long had a hard time grasping: Moral depravity knows no gender.
I love regular house cats, but there isn’t a force on earth that could get me within 100 feet of a free lion or tiger. How big would a rabbit have to get before we stopped seeing something adorable and instead saw something to run away from?
Hollywood heavyweight Paul Lazarus shifts gears and draws attention to a mind-bendingly brilliant invention that could save the lives of hundreds of millions.
Using Membership Rewards® from American Express, my family can experience a whole lot of things that might have otherwise been out of reach.
This father is an entrepreneur at heart, but that isn’t the only reason he wants to teach his son to run a business. He believes it’s what men need to teach their sons in this economy.
Sometimes it takes a few swear words and threat of bodily harm from a good friend to allow gratitude in.
Any chance I have to get out into the trees turns me into a total nature dork.