To My Son: I Will Always Accept You And Be Proud

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Anne Theriault promises her young son that no matter how he expresses his gender or sexuality, she’ll stand by him.

What Happens to Masculinity and Marriage When Unemployment Strikes?

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Steven Lake Explores the Effects of Unemployment on Masculinity and Marriage. A Survival Story.

Turning Hate to Love, One Paintbrush at a Time [Video]

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Pride Month may be over, but the fight for acceptance isn’t.

#ProudtoPlay: Celebrating Equality for All Athletes [Video]

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It’s LGBT Pride Month, the World Cup is on, and this video has a simple message – sports are for everyone.

How Far Should International L.G.B.T. Rights Go?

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L.G.B.T. people have become ‘The Canaries in the Mine Shaft’ for global human rights.

Overcoming the Social Costs of Being Different

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Being ‘different’ in today’s society can be awfully tough. But, it’s worth the social pain. Here’s why.

The Fear of Being Alone

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Why being alone can be the best thing for you.

April Call for Submissions: The Month of the Military Child

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Are you a military child with a story to tell? We want YOU!

If You Were a Dad Who Met Your Triplets for the First Time, You’d Roar With Pride Too.

Lion Cubs Meet Dad for First Time

The father’s name is Zawadi Mungu. At 500 pounds, he can pull a buffalo to the ground.

Late Spring, Dignity

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In this sobering poem from Laura McCullough, we get a glimpse at wounded pride and its relationship to misogyny.

25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence

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Our favorite lifestyle guru Leo Babauta returns with tips on how to develop self confidence

To Pay or Not to Pay: The College Dilemma

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With college tuition skyrocketing, should parents have to pay for their children’s college education? Brandy Pettigrew explores the balance for between paying for her sons’ college and pride in achieving an education on their own.

I Drive the Speed Limit

To fight or to run....that is the question.

Uzi Peretz shares another experience of fighting with his ego, and doing his best not to let it win.

“How should a man handle himself when challenged?” Comment and Open Thread

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This comment is by Sean, on the post Is Fighting a Part of Manhood

The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability

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Chris Kyle learned early on that he better man up and sure as hell ‘Don’t cry!’ He learned later that vulnerability makes him stronger.

I’m Wrong: Two of the Most Powerful Words I Know

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Christian Coleman lived behind a facade of arrogance and deceit. And facing his own shortcomings did not come easy.