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.
Holidays are for quality time with family and friends, sharing good food, laughter, love and joy, not for shopping.
For Kelly Marceau, exposing the complex struggles men face isn’t easy. But ignoring them is even harder.
James Michael Sama on one of the most important aspects of a relationship — the ability to make yourself vulnerable, and in turn, accept your partner’s vulnerability.
America doesn’t care about Black youth. If you don’t believe Dr. Darron T. Smith about this, just look at the disparity in the funding of public education.
Marriage, family leave, these are gaining acceptance. But what about kissing your boyfriend in public?
For The Off Parent, letting go of dating opens the pathway to knowledge.
Michael Kasdan kicks off our new Monday sports round-up feature with an off-beat take on Odell Beckham, The Red Sox, and Kentucky Wildcats basketball.
A reflection on how our childhood bad habits can follow us and hold us back as adults.
Sarafina Bianco shares four lessons she’s learned about marriage as a newlywed.
Billy Flood hopes that in the wait for justice, we can find a way to understand one another and find answers together.
James Rigdon is single for the holidays, but he has a novel plan for getting through them.
Growth hacking: Sometimes you have to reboot and refresh in order to handle your partner’s personal growth.
Tracing fingers along the map of your skin.
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
How comfortable is TOO comfortable when it comes to being out in public?
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).