Coming out as gay parents

One thing that I have gained doing this weekly column is the terrific insight to parenting I’ve received from interviewing so many gay and lesbian parents. I can only hope that some of their wisdom rubs off on me and increases my chances of being a better parent. I’ve also found it interesting that a […]

Pioneering today’s family

For the past few weeks, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with some of my dear friends to have some serious “coffee talk” on parenting, and I have to say it’s been a real thrill. Despite many being long-term friends of mine, we seldom get the opportunity to sit down and really talk […]

Welcome to our world

I thought I’d do a 180 degree turn this week and change the topic from teenagers last week, to newborns this week. In many ways, this week’s column is a celebration of life that is dedicated to a beautiful newborn baby by the name of Genevieve Scott, born to my dear friend Rick and his […]


It is important to me that Straight Talk about Gay Parenting be as diverse as possible. I hope my readers enjoy my point of view on things, but I do realize that it’s a very small slice of the gay parenting pie. Unlike our heterosexual counterparts, the way in which we have children is as […]

The kids are not all right

I wrote an article last September about the recent gay teen suicides that I have hesitated to publish for many reasons. One of them is that its subject is far more about politics than it is about parenting tips. The other reason is that it’s not exactly the most “cheery” of subjects. It’s downright disturbing. […]

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