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.
Unnecessary things are like USB ports.
In Philly, wide-ranging police reforms submitted in the year following Ferguson’s unrest. During a conversation on race and policing months ago with Democratic nominee for Mayor of Philadelphia, Mr. Jim Kenney, there were no cameras[Read More…]
Bright light outdoors stimulates the release of the retinal transmitter, dopamine, which has a protective effect.
Want to know how to talk to a man at a bar without coming across as a creep?
As the great Andalusian summer heat builds, the once vibrantly alive Spring meadows turn to straw and dust.
How did we become so hypocritical that violent images are OK, but pictures of mothers breastfeeding their children are outlawed?
Alone at 57, a man makes new rules for living a positive, fulfilling life.
When animals wander we call them free range. But when minds wander we call it ADD?
Dr. Steven Hanley on “Stand by Me” and male friendship.
If the next five years of your life are the same as the last five years, will you be okay with that? — That question grabbed my attention so tightly I nearly choked on my[Read More…]
“Would I have it in me to be the kind of mother that didn’t degrade or diminish his masculinity, but teach him that it can be a powerful tool for positivity, change and equality?”
Aaron Tang writes the rules for virtual relationships.
Why what we are doing here is so important.