The First Shower

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L. Lamar Wilson raises a powerful memory of sameness and difference– a father-son moment that is both tender and sorrowful.

Being Bisexual Taught Me That Sexual Intolerance is a Bigger Problem Than We Realize

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How do we teach our children to love unconditionally when they are surrounded by a culture of violence, discrimination and hate?

Your Parents Say Okay

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In this poem from his brand new book, award-winning poet Stephen Mills offers a stirring commentary on same-sex marriage, token acceptance, and the politics of “normal.”

What’s Blood Got to Do With It?

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Co-founder of FOLX, Justin Levesque, discusses using arts to create inclusiveness at the crossroads of illness, masculinity, and identity.

Not Ready To Love A Gay Child? Then Don’t Have Kids

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Parents need to do better, says Amelia. Especially when it comes to their children coming out.

Because He Reads the Bible

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Dakota Garilli expertly explores the age-old tensions between religion and sexuality, parents and children.

Anticipation of the Knife

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Masculinity is often tied to pain management. Here, Michael Walsh ponders whether one kind of pain can be used to manage another.

Peaceful Citizen Activists Blocking Hate is a Beautiful Thing!

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The power of one, a few and many to do the right thing and fight for equality, fairness and a just society is an awesome force for change and for good

in peace we still war

Fire

Guillermo Filice Castro writes of everyone’s wounded child–and its role in perpetuating conflict.

The Canoe Ride

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Looking both inward and outward, Kenny Fries reminds us of how beauty “elevates our lives beyond mere description.”

Film has a lot to Learn From TV When it Comes to LGBT Representation

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It is undeniable that Hollywood does very little to advance the representation of LGBT characters.

Selfie: Manscape

Manscape

Aaron DeLee uses the trend of “the manscape” to powerful effect in a poem that is clearly about more than just manscaping.

Taking on “That’s So Gay!”

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When “that’s so gay” becomes a teachable moment for mom

Fall Equinox

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Using the challenging yet intensely musical ghazal form, Scott Wiggerman takes us inside the mind of a man questioning his relationship.

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

Brent Almond argues that an upcoming gay adoption subplot on the popular CBS sitcom is an insulting dismissal of the reality of same-sex adoption in the United States.

Veteran Screen Actor James Garner Dies at 86

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Best known for his hit TV series ‘The Rockford Files,’ also Garner was a supporter of liberal causes and attended Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in 1963.