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A polyfidelitous family fights 
to keep their kids

A polyfidelitous family fights 
to keep their kids

“My kids don’t see what goes on in our bedroom. We sleep.”  After the housing crash of 2008, James Lowe, a former construction worker, moved to San Antonio from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. With him came Elizabeth. The two were close friends at the time and hoped to find a better life in San

My kid came out to me…and now to you

My kid came out to me…and now to you

I talk about my children quite often in my writing and my speaking engagements. But I only talk about what they are comfortable with me saying, and at the level they are comfortable with. They tend to be pretty open, but this particular bit of information isn’t something I have shared in the past. Why

A favorite daughter and a forsaken son reconnect on the road from El Paso

A favorite daughter and a forsaken son reconnect on the road from El Paso

The moral of this story, apparently, is when you’re la consentida, you can bring transgender friends home. Despite the fact that we were both born through a family with a deep history of homophobia, it still comes as a surprise to me how much more my half-sister Olga and I have in common. I’m the

Dear Intimacy Doctor — When Is It OK To Cheat?

Dear Intimacy Doctor — When Is It OK To Cheat?

Dear Intimacy Doctor: My beloved wife had a debilitating stroke a decade ago. It left her more like a child that needs to be cared for, and that is what I do. But I’m awfully lonely and I miss the physical companionship of sex like a physical pain. Is cheating on her really cheating at

Wedding Beaus: Wisdom from newlyweds

Wedding Beaus: Wisdom from newlyweds

In celebration of the historic June 26 ruling from the Supreme Court finding a Constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples, we’re posting stories and photos from our Spring wedding issue. Clay Rodgers spent one of his most memorable dates in a car. He and then boyfriend Ryan decided to drive to Las Vegas. The couple

Now that you can get married … a few words of advice

Now that you can get married … a few words of advice

Finally!  It’s been too long. It’s way overdue, and we’re excited to see the barriers to marriage equality fall down. There’s even a clerk down at the courthouse waiting to give you a license. But wait just five more minutes, and read this first! Now that our community has the right to marry, we also

Answering your kid’s sex questions

Answering your kid’s sex questions

When By “Daisy Chain” They Don’t Mean the Beading Pattern  I brought my bio daughter and bonus daughter to the gynecologist a couple of  years ago. Both got annual exams and both were discussing birth control options with the doc. So the doc got to hear my speech with both of them about pregnancy prevention

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