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WATCH: Life After Coming Out

By Brandy Black

After the release of our The Art of Coming Out on YouTube article on The Next Family, my wife and I felt compelled to talk about life after coming out.

The post WATCH: Life After Coming Out appeared first on The Next Family.

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off On “My Husband is Not Gay” Lies and Abuse

By Rob Watson
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Sunday night was a cornucopia of LGBT television. First came the Golden Globes with a full offering of heartwarming equality affirmations from wins for Transparent ,including a call out for Leelah Alcorn, to a win for Matt Bomer in which he again asserted his standing as a proud gay dad in the world, to the hint of a host-ship next year for LGBT icon Margaret Cho, who was hilarious...

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To the Homophobic Parents Caught on Video Throwing Their Gay Son Away: A Gay Dad’s Open Letter

By Rob Watson

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Last week another young person, Daniel Pierce, was thrown out of his home for being gay. I have written about this on a number of occasions covering such events in the United States, Nigeria and Uganda.

What made this event unique? This time the event was recorded. Trying to imagine the evil some people can impart on their children is no longer necessary. Now we can hear them in...

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It Takes A Wedding To Realize You’re Gay

By Margaret Silverman

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I’m trying on this perfect, beautiful, willing to sell everything I own to have it, wedding dress. As I stare at myself in the mirror listening to my daughter cry of boredom, the sales woman with her millions of options, and my mothers critiquing, it hits me like a ton of bricks. I don’t know the woman in the beautiful white dress staring back at me. Can I really marry this...

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My Kid Is Gay

By Lisa J. Keating

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It was breakfast time.

Morgan: I asked my mom, “Why do parents throw their kids out when they tell them that they are gay or lesbian?” My Mom said, “That is a good question that I cannot answer.” We talked more about the subject. Soon, I try to say that I am gay, and with tears in my eyes I finally say it. I’m plugging my ears.

Mom and I go to the couch and talk more about it...

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Ricky Martin: ‘I Wish I Could Come Out Again’

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If Ricky Martin could do one thing over, he would come out again.

Martin, 42, didn’t come out until 2010, a decade after his hits like “She Bangs” and “She’s All I Ever Had” made him a worldwide superstar.

“It felt amazing,” he said on KIIS FM. “I wish I could come out again because that moment felt very blissful.”

Martin said he received tons of love and support.

“It really feels amazing...

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Top 10 Fabulous Celebrities that Came Out In the Last Year

This last year has been a big coming out year for athletes and celebrities. With every coming out story we get one step closer to an understanding and a common movement toward equality. Last night’s reception in Los Angeles for Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete to play in North America’s four professional sports, was supportive and embracing as the Laker crowd stood and applauded when he...

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Gay Dad: Meet the Pioneers

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Last night we celebrated our friend’s birthday and enjoyed an evening of fun, frivolity, and meeting new people. Fun and frivolity are always goods, but meeting new people is always a crapshoot. You just never know what you’re going to get.

Well last night we got lucky. We spent almost the entire night with two different lesbian couples. One couple was about 3-4 months away from being ready for...

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A Gay Dad’s Perspective on Fathers Who Hate

Rob Watson

A few weeks ago a young man named Jonathan Allen made a huge splash on “America’s Got Talent”. It was not just his incredible singing that got him notice, it was also that he had overcome horrific rejection from his parents because he is gay. His father had thrown him out of the house and never wanted to see him again.

Months ago, a dad writing a note hit the blogsphere. It was horrific...

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Coming Out…Over and Over and Over

By Carol Rood

I had a fairly normal life. I grew up with two brothers, a mother, a father. We moved around some when I was little (born in Phoenix, spent three years in Colorado, 5 years in Southern California, and finally landed in Connecticut). My family was a bit dysfunctional, but we were okay for the most part. We went on family trips. My brothers and I fought. My mother was ALWAYS on a...

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Lesbian Titles: Howdy Pardner!

By Kelly

For the last few decades I have had boyfriends.  One turned into a fiancé, that later became my husband, who now is my Ex.  For the last several decades I’ve had girlfriends. Girls, then later women, with whom I have a friendship.  Which leads me to my newest internal debate . . .

What in the hell am I supposed to call the person I’m dating now?

Historically, when I said I had a...

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Coming Out: Late to the Party

By Kelly

Over the years, several people have mentioned that I should write a book.  Usually it’s about my journey as a gestational surrogate (times 3) but now it seems to be about my coming out process.  I joke and say that if I were to write a book about finding out that I’m a lesbian at the age of 37, I should entitle it, “Late to the Party.”

Actually, the last year has been pretty fun figuring...

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