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.
The anxiety attached to gift giving is worth considering.
Science says you can’t rush a good thing.
Memory can be an intense rush of emotional turmoil. When a family member is incarcerated, memories can be uncomfortable company.
It’s long been accepted as normal, even necessary, but research indicates it is ineffective and possibly damaging. What is your opinion on spanking?
The Good Men Project is looking for your stories. We want your submissions on what you know, what you’ve learned, and your experience of being a man in the 21st century.
Police and politicians, despite popular belief, are not the bosses nor do they have the last word.
Does your family have a bah humbug attitude this year? Jay Snook prescribes these ten films to ignite their Christmas spirit.
Anthony Goulet is a survivor of abuse and shares his message of hope and encouragement with other survivors.
Harris O’Malley explains that the key to being less socially awkward is to take yourself out of the center of the universe.
We can’t always protect our sons from sexual assault. But we can help them heal. Here is how to begin.
Lauen Cormier repairs the relationship between her son and her. No excuses this time.
How to use anger to learn how to hate… or possibly, to find true love.
While disagreements may be inevitable, drama is not.
Alexander Yarde knows what’s on his holiday list this year.
You Don’t Know Jack About MS™ was created for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their loved ones by Jack Osbourne, in partnership with Teva Neuroscience.
Is anything inappropriate to wear to class anymore?
Meeghan Mousaw offers insight into how redshirting helps a child to grow socially and intellectually giving the child added confidence to assist with learning.
When you’re ready to take that next step with a woman, think carefully. What you say isn’t always what she hears.