To Write is to Heal, Resist, and Love

I have been a storyteller since I was a very young girl. I would recount funny, ridiculous, sad and happy stories to my family and friends for as long as I can remember. If you could ask my mom, she would regale you with the many times I have made her laugh hysterically with my tales of old … [Read more...]

#icangive: Transmitting my Family’s Experience

Times feel scary for many of us right now. Terrorism, violence, hate crimes, all amplified through their real-time dissemination on social media, keep us on edge. What can we do? For LGBT people who've lived with targets on their backs, times have generally felt scary. The slaying of 49 … [Read more...]

Share Your Story January: The Pain is Now Cut in Half

I stumbled across The Gay Dad Project on one of my news feeds. I went to the website and was shocked that there were others out there like me. I was overwhelmed.??I checked out a few stories, then took a break to digest it all. A few weeks later I returned to the site and read more.That???s when … [Read more...]

The Benefits of The Gay Dad Project : Patsy Shelton

It amazes me how the tiniest bit happenstance can affect one???s life so drastically+ACE Several months ago, I received a message from an old high school friend whom I haven???t seen in years. She's a blogger and a Facebook friend, and she sent me a private message about meeting a couple of women … [Read more...]

The Gay Dad Project: A Place for Families to Talk When a Parent Comes Out

My dad didn't officially 'come out' to me until I was in college. I figured out he was gay when I was in high school. Having a big gay elephant in my life meant I had to navigate tricky roads and walk fine lines for many years. photo credit I found myself wondering if people would hate me … [Read more...]