When marriage becomes political. William Lucas Walker’s Spilled Milk column.
William Lucas Walker is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer whose television credits include Frasier, Will & Grace and Roseanne. He co-created the critically-acclaimed Showtime comedy The Chris Isaak Show. He and his husband Kelly are the parents of Elizabeth and James, born in 2001 and 2005. The children were gratified by the legal marriage of their parents in 2008, an event that rescued them from a life of ruinous bastardry.
Spilled Milk follows WLW's adventures in Daddyland. It is the first recurring humor column by an LGBT parent to appear in a mainstream national publication. Spilled Milk has been regularly promoted to Featured Blog status on HuffPo's front page, as well as in the Politics, Comedy, Parenting, Huff/Post50 and Gay Voices sections. New columns are published monthly.
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There were a few things William Lucas Walker had to explain to his non-Catholic daughter after sending her off to an all-girls Catholic school.
William Lucas Walker remembers that voice. That delivery. That timing. And the woman who would not be ignored. A tribute to Elaine Stritch.
William Lucas Walker tries to explain to his son why scouting is so cool and yet why, as a gay dad, he could never be a leader for his son’s troop.
Never open your mouth during a Flour War. And never, ever, cheat at Capture the Flag. William Lucas Walker learns some hard lessons at father-son camp.
Proud minivan driver William Lucas Walker tips his hat at an organization that is helping veterans with the Toyota Sienna they won in the 100 Cars for Good campaign.
With the US Federal Government down, William Lucas Walker needs to find a happy place. Behold: the 99¢ store.
Does our childish behavior make us bad parents? William Lucas Walker shares a snapshot of his own experience.
William Lucas Walker was disappointed that attorney Charles Cooper couldn’t come up with a single adverse consequence to gay marriage. So he decided to help with a list of five.
William Lucas Walker comments on a breathtaking moment of love and acceptance between father and son.
William Lucas Walker recounts the cruelties he grew up with, and how he’s working to make sure his kids don’t have to do the same.
When you’re a parent, a Christmas miracle isn’t something you pray for—it’s something you pray you never need.
L. Lamar Wilson writes of a gay son, an ill mother, and their deeply felt intimacy.
A prominent activist who marched for Freddie Gray on Saturday blames city officials for any damages sustained.
Because every couple has its own timing.
Live footage from Basecamp at Mt. Everest where the Nepali Earthquake triggered a deadly avalanche. “The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we were running ourselves to save our lives.”
Spending time in the woods reminds you that a real world exists out there, outside of the virtual world of fire-light shadows that we create for ourselves (and each other).
Abdul Staten sat on a panel about how the idea of masculinity is hindering adolescent boys from blossoming into their authentic, non-violent, non-misogynistic, non-abusive selves.
One family gains a more simple, less stressful life by making where they live more important than raw square-footage.
Don’t get too attached to that snarky alter ego, because it is doomed to die when you fall in love.
Truly loving ourselves and others requires that we evolve. And stories of evolution can inspire us to love better, and evolve faster.
Do the women you like disappear after a few dates?. Harris O’Malley on how to keep her interest.
After nearly sacrificing his marriage he learned that balance is about putting your focus on what is most important.
Billy Flood visited Ferguson, a town divided by race, and the difference between the two worlds screamed the story of America.
When Bruce Jenner came out as transgender, a national conversation was started.
What we can learn from Bruce Jenner’s coming out and where we’re headed as a society regarding our transgender friends and family.
Brett Ortler never could’ve imagined the magnitude of messes a toddler can make. Thank goodness for Babyganics.
Some values never lose their importance they just go out of style –time to bring this one back in a big way.
What we appreciate—and need—in a potential mate changes as we get older. James Michael Sama identifies eight ways our dating outlook shifts with—shall we call it, ahem, maturity instead of age?
Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.
Jordan Gray dives into when you should and when you shouldn’t get back with your ex.
Business owner Doug Wagner didn’t expect to learn 3 important lessons of leadership from grieving the loss of his best friend. But that’s exactly what happened.