How I Learned Moral Courage From My Dad

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Qasim tells the story of his father’s unpopular decision to leave Pakistan and pursue a better life in the United States.

When a Gay Man Loses His Dad Before He is Able to Tell His Truth

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Ade meant to tell his father the truth before he fell ill. His dad never recovered and now Ade finds he sacrificed his authenticity for the promise of a temporary connection. Here are his thoughts and feelings.

Hands

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A lesson in perception, from an unexpected source.

When Going to the Store With Your 10-Year-Old Gay Son Is a Political Act

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I’m 6’4” and people tend to keep their stupid opinions to just words and nothing physical when I stand by my kids. If it was only that easy all the time.

Father and Son: a Painful Understanding

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Andy Schulkind explores the complexity of his relationship with his father.

My Dad and My Son’s Sadness This Father’s Day

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This father’s day, I give thanks to being a dad. Poking his sister in the head and pulling her hair were natural acts for my 12-yo son. And today at my Father’s Day brunch, things were no different. Except when my mom asked each kid to tell one thing they liked about their dad. I […]

To the Boys Who Want To Dance

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Despite the TV shows, music videos, and endless youtube channels, boys are still getting teased for dancing.

What Happened When This Man Came Out to His Devout Muslim Father

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” ‘To Khalid, the boy, the man, the poet, the scholar.’ ”

A White Dad Wonders Why His Biracial Son’s Race Is An Issue

A White Dad Wonders Why His Biracial Son's Race Is An Issue

Although Alex Barnett knows his son is Biracial, when he looks at him, he doesn’t see race.

My Son in a Dress is not a Political Statement

My Son in a Dress is Not a Political Statement

Chadwick Moyer’s three-year-old son Fallow doesn’t care how revolutionary you think wearing a dress is. The only thing he cares about is being happy.

Stories You Need to Read

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Maybe you missed these. We’re giving you a second chance to take a first look.

Done Punching Walls: How I’m Saving My Marriage

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Rory Caldwell was an angry man. After seeing himself through his son’s eyes, he’s now healing himself, his marriage, and his family.

My Dad’s Amazing Easter Island Snowman

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A child captures his father’s extraordinary snow sculpture on film.

The Dangers of Letting Your Life Revolve Around Your Kids

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Sometimes, it’s more important for kids to tag along with Dad as he goes about his business than it is for Dad to tag along with them as they go about theirs.

Comment of the Day: I Love My Daughter and Son Differently, Too

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Why do dads feel guilt because they may view their love of their sons differently then what they do with their daughters?

Lean Into Anger: Healing My Father’s Fury

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Anger scares most of us. But John McElhenney found a way through the fear.