Joanna Schroeder decided that despite her son’s protests, she could not knowingly sign her name to an organization that alienates gay kids and systematically covers up sexual abuse.
Moving letters from Eagle Scouts who made the hard decision to return their badges to protest rules against gay members of the Boy Scouts of America.
Rapper Mystikal says he will do porn if his next CD doesn’t sell. Here, Showtime offers 6 other ways to survive during a recession in case that’s not your thing.
Marcus Williams and Joanna Schroeder offer 25 rules to help build close bonds between daddies and their little girls.
For abuse survivor Rob Brown, the recent confession in the 1979 case of Etan Patz elicits a strong sense of brotherhood between one man who was allowed to grow up, and the boy who was not.
Amie Lee explains how the photo of President Obama being patted on the head by a little boy evoked deep feelings about the way strangers have always wanted to touch her bi-racial children’s hair.
Jamie Reidy comments on Usain Bolt’s – the World’s Fastest Man – decision to dump his girlfriend in order to focus on training for the Olympics.
What do you think? Does your sexuality become fair game when you enter the public eye? Is there ever a reason to attempt to out someone without their consent?
HeatherN appreciates the sentiment behind the Mother’s Day card for Dad, but wonders if society might be better served with one united “Parents’ Day” holiday.
Celebrating the dawn of a new literary art form. Or not.
Joanna Schroeder wants us to face the truth about the type of prejudices we all carry inside of ourselves, and try to figure out how to combat them.
Through a Father’s Eyes: Artist Captures His Children’s Lives From Birth To Adolescence in 3 Minutes
Frans Hofmeester shot footage of his daughter every week of her life, from infancy to 12 years old. It is breathtaking to behold the way a tiny little baby changes to an adolescent right in front of her father’s eyes.
Josh Bowman believes that your politics mean nothing until they are tested.
In response to Dr. Robert Weissberg’s defense of a derogatory Yiddish word, Zek J. Evets raises a challenge to call out those who stay silent in the face of bigotry.
Mark Radcliffe thinks the thing you fear most – even if it’s going bald – can actually become your greatest strength.
Are you a video game addict, The New York Times asks?