A Gay Dad’s Lesson From His Son Regarding the Hobby Lobby Decision

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Rob Watson’s son says, “Scream like a girl!”, and Dad realizes the wisdom in those words.

I’m Coming Out: My Son Loves Pink

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Amy Sedlis is raising a “pink boy”, and hopes that one day people will not judge them based on his color and toy choices.

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Cindy Gericke sees nothing wrong with her son wearing pink, but still worries about him out in the world.

My Daughter and the Pretty Please Moment

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Jim Gray goes shopping with his 12 year old daughter. And it gives him insights into the politics of pink, the meaning of fashion, and what a father’s love looks like.

Pink: One Dad’s Journey from Denial to Acceptance

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Kyle Wiley considers himself a modern dad, yet he still has hang ups from the more male chauvinistic era

Valentine’s Day Following a Breakup

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Paul Markevicius ignores Valentine’s Day this time around. But he can’t ignore his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend at a Clapham Junction flower stall. Can he?

The Key to Exercise: Shamelessness

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Free yourself from shame over your body or your taste in music. Noah Brand shares his exercise playlist.

What’s So Bad About Pink?

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When, exactly, did we all agree that pink is girly and girly is horrible?

NYT: The Unrelenting Pink of Girl Toys Is Fading As Dads Do Their Part

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An inch at a time, the stark gendering of kids’ toys is loosening, and a new article talks about why.

What a Guy Learned From Going to a Breast Cancer Catwalk

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These ladies know how to rock (and survive)!

“Why would a little girl need a pink fishing rod to like fishing? Haven’t we forced enough on our girls?”

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This is a comment by Ric E on the post “Our words influence the way we look at the world. For example: calling pink a ‘girly’ color.”

“Our words influence the way we look at the world. For example: calling pink a ‘girly’ color.”

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This is a comment by The_L on the post “Playing Hard to Get”.

“I purposely kept the gender unknown so my baby would NOT be pegged into a stereotype.”

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This is a comment by alseeIT on the post “My Son Wears Pink, He’s Either Gay or a Girl Right?“ “”Since I had my son, I could have told why the color/gender divide exists. My own mother pressed and pressed to find out the sex so she could buy ‘the right clothes’. She recently commented on how […]

P!nk: Lady Warrior, Femmephobe

Femmephobia is a trouble that I look on with no small amount of sympathy. In this lovely article from No Seriously, What AboutTeh Menz? Ozy Frantz discusses how, when zie was in high school, zie was a “Cool Chick.” Zie mocked other girls for their stereotypically feminine presentation and behavior and “adopt[ed] male gender norms […]

The Long Road to Pride

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From “Gays for Ford” to the 1979 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, Kile Ozier makes a lifetime journey to Pride.

Santorum On Balls

Occasionally Rick Santorum says things. Whenever he says things, I choose to believe that he is a troll candidate put forward by Anonymous, because it is basically impossible to believe that such a sex-negative, homophobic, racist, sexist, science-hating asshole is running for president in the twenty-first century. Asimov would cry. Recently, on his quest to […]