Archives for November 2012

What’s Going On Chez Gay Dad Project

Erin here checking in for a Gay Dad Project update Kansas City style. I joined PFLAG and attended the local chapter meeting here in Kansas City last month. It was nice to get out and meet more people who have LGBTQ family members, friends and loved ones. Yes, I wore my awesome red shirt. No, I … [Read more...]

Share Your Story: Heidi Horton Sward

In 1980 I was 20, in college and living with my boyfriend John whom I would eventually marry. Ann Arbor, MIchigan is pretty Midwestern, but it's where the only openly gay people I'd ever known were: The University of Michigan. photo credit It was also pre-HIV so people knew gay men and … [Read more...]

Share Your Story: Kevin Best

Kevin Best is the youngest of Larry and Julie's children. He was nine years old when Larry came out, so his perspective is much different from Mark and Erin's. This is his compelling account of the day Larry revealed he was gay. Unless you grew up idolizing Babe Ruth, eating smores in a tree … [Read more...]

Straight Spouses are ‘Family,’ not ‘Allies’

Today we have a perspective from Amity Buxton. I met Amity in September when The Gay Dad Project kids - Jared, Erin and I - along with our dads - Larry and Pete - attended Oakland Pride. Amity already knew Erin and her dad Larry because she interviewed them for her book The Other Side of the Closet … [Read more...]

Share Your Story: Mark Best

Mark Best is the second child born to Julie and Larry Best and brother to Erin (Best) Margolin. We have previously shared Larry, Julie, and Erin's accounts of what happened the day Larry came out to his family. Now we share Mark's story about that difficult day in 1991. +ACY-nbsp+ADs On Sundays … [Read more...]