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.
I lost my penis again last week. To be fair, it is that time of year, but it’s always disconcerting nonetheless.
A Nation of Sayrevilles indeed. Michael Kasdan digests the latest high school locker room hazing and abuse incident, this one in Doylestown, PA.
People notice sexism but not enough take action. This video encourages pro-social bystander action to address the determinants of violence against women.
Greedy eyes are gazing at the moon glossed over with the potential of high profits from the next land of conquest.
Can harm be done by not telling a girl she is pretty?
Ebola, although deadly and highly infectious, is not easily transmitted and can be successfully treated, especially if caught early.
“Martin never expected to kill anyone when he was in the war. He had decided ahead of time to leave the killing up to the Marines.” By Sharon Erby
Jenn Fang is sick and tired of Bill O’Reilly’s commitment to the Model Minority myth, and wishes Jon Stewart had challenged the FoxNews star more effectively, and with more nuance.
Poet Lex Beatty shares about his life over the last year. This might be the most profoundly raw piece you will ever read regarding a man’s personal feelings about the journey to himself and his correct gender.
Thomas Fiffer (selfishly) believes that looking out for #1 makes you a better mate.
Historian Louis Venters reexamines the life of a forgotten African-American intellectual and religious leader, and explains why the battle for racial justice is neverending.
The Canadian reserve explodes in tears and anthems—just like the Americans we used to mock.
NASCAR’s most popular driver talks about concussions, coming back, and the price of “pushing through”.
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.
After 1000 punches, 1000 kicks, 500 knees and 500 elbows—every day— Thai Nguyen has an insight or two he’d like to share about fighting.
Jordan Gray was back and forth on whether or not he wanted to have children, so he interviewed 50 fathers to hear what they had to say.
A 12-step guide to surviving infidelity.