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Look for the Helpers

Earlier this year, I sat in a classroom of 8th and 9th graders in Washington State. A boy started crying. He was so afraid because North Korea had just put out a video threatening to nuke an American city. The … Continue reading

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Honestly…

My friend David Levithan, the amazing author of books like Every Day, Boy Meets Boy, and Two Boys Kissing, was introducing me at a talk late last year when he said literally the nicest thing anyone has ever said about … Continue reading

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Becoming a Man

What does it mean to be a man? What is a man? Think about it for a bit. What’s your definition? When you think of a person who embodies a man to you, who is it? And why? What qualities … Continue reading

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For the (LGBTQ) Kids

A shout out to my young fans… I’ve been thinking about you this morning! Thinking about the incredible strength and courage I see on a daily basis, in the emails you send me. You’re choosing to be authentically you in … Continue reading

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The Mankind Project

I’ve recently joined a group called The Mankind Project. What I first heard about this group, the thing that intrigued me was the idea that in our society, there are no rites of passage for men, outside of gangs and … Continue reading

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The Blog Post That Will Get Me Shunned

I haven’t been posting to this blog recently. That’s not to say I haven’t been writing. I just haven’t been … publishing. Lotsa drafts abandoned, unpublished. The reason: I have been feeling as though the LGBTQ movement is passing me … Continue reading

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Writing and Passion

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: For a little while there, I think I lost my passion to write and to change the world. If I had to choose a timeframe, I’d say from about November of … Continue reading

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