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.
Is it possible that working fewer hours would make men worth more, and help to close the gender gap in wages in the bargain?
Alex Gallo-Brown reflects on one man’s violence, and the impact they have had on his life.
How does that work?
If you need help, you have to reach out to someone who can help you and specifically ask them for it.
Kimberly Foster of ForHarriet.com won’t march on behalf of Eric Garner, because she’s only concerned with women at the moment.
Tom Hunt discusses the health factors involving heavily violent video games, and asks the question: at what age (or at any age) is this kind of media appropriate?
One alcoholic can rise above addiction while his friend continues to stumble through recovery.
If you think it’s inevitable that boys will be boys, think again.
The best part of never having had a girlfriend is that you get to start from the beginning, with a few bits of wisdom from Dr. NerdLove to help you along.
David Winner on the rules for oxygen under hospice care and the still moments in his mother’s final days.
On Parents Day, Tammy Palazzo reflects on her version of growing up alone.
Psychologist Sandy Peace discusses the merits of solo polyamory and the virtues of making your romantic intentions explicit.
Is there anything about your life that people assume is so much greener than grass they have growing on their side of the fence?
Charles Orlando calls out the folks who say that some guys are just born cheaters who can’t help themselves.
Thomas Fiffer shares a single, simple pitfall that happy people avoid.
Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.