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.
Our lives are a series of moments. Some are mundane, while others can affect the path of your life forever. In this week’s Friday Sports Dump, we cast light on some of those moments
It’s so easy and the rewards are immeasurable.
How do you make a relationship thrive? Lizzy Tran gives us 5 new ways to be successful in your love.
What are the long-term effects of discouraging caring relationships among boys?
Machiavelli’s cardinal achievement — uncovering an insoluble dilemma. A permanent question mark in the path of posterity.
Watch what convicts have to say to new inmates about sexual abuse. Shocking ?
It’s right in front of us on an international level. When is enough, enough?
Matthew Rozsa discusses the three pet peeves that bug him the most. Someone has to do it, right?
Irritation is the way of all flesh. The question is, if you’re going to be annoyed for all of eternity, who do you want to be doing the annoying?
What does it take to quit something that you know is bad for you, but has become part of you?
In order to raise their sons to know how to overcome life’s adversities, parents need to trust their own biological instincts. It was an incredible experience trusting my life to a young African man. I[Read More…]
It can also be the hardest but Heather Gray shows you how.
Success rises from the battleground, not the playground.
Raoul Wieland takes a long, hard look at failure’s negative associations and how they hinder success.
Carrie Cariello, whose boy Jack has autism, has answers … to the questions every parent with a child like hers asks.
There is no one kind of man. There is no one kind of trans-man. And every story matters.
Alexis Meads takes on the big question: Why do some relationships make it while others fail?
A one-off transaction is much too expensive for a business, writes Ken Goldstein. You want customers for life. Here’s how to lose a customer forever.
Most men spend 40 hours plus at some form of work. Why let those hours ruin the rest of your life?
My son got a sports locker. And his room and I thank him for it.