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Drama and Happiness

In a world that is often hostile to gay men and women, having friends and relationships that support our sense of self-worth is very important.  Friends not only help us meet our needs for intimacy, they help validate our point of view and our self-understanding; they help us keep our bea It can be very […]

THIS ROMANTIC FALL WEDDING HAS SOME SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS FOLIAGE

Jennifer and Victoria chose to hold their wedding at the Westwood in Garwood, New Jersey. They had a first look waterside at Nomahegan Park in Cranford, New Jersey, with absolutely gorgeous fall foliage as the backdrop. The intimate ceremony was officiated by Jenn’s brother. He made a point to say how it’s been such a […]

WHY YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY INCLUDE YOUR DOG IN YOUR WEDDING

You know the type—they leave the party early to get back home to their “child.” They must have a friendly patio or they won’t be able to attend the bru nch. They created a separate Instagram account for their fur baby. They are the crazy dog person. We are those people, and of course, we […]

TRUMP POLICY AFFECTING CITIZENSHIP OF CHILDREN BORN ABROAD COULD IMPACT LGBTQ+ FAMILIES

LGBTQ+ families could be negatively impacted by a new Trump policy putting restrictions on citizenship access to children born abroad to U.S. military service members and federal employees, according to some LGBTQ+ advocacy groups. Essentially, the new policy limits the definition of “residency” when it comes to parents transferring their U.S. citizenship to their children […]

GAY DADS AROUND GLOBE GET LESS PARENTAL LEAVE THAN LESBIAN PARENTS AND STRAIGHT COUPLES

Gay men get significantly less time off than lesbians and straight couples when they become new parents, according to a study released this month that looks at parental leave policies around the world. Gay men get significantly less time off than lesbians and straight couples when they become new parents, according to a study released […]

7 types of men you meet at brunch parties

Brunch parties are fun experiences. A brunch party is a day party during which brunch is served. The most enjoyable ones I have been to are in NYC and in DC. Walking into a brunch party is like walking into a sitcom. You’ll come across different characters with all types of personalities. The best part […]

The President of the Mormon Church lashes out against marriage equality…yet again

The Church of Latter-Day Saints has just come out against marriage equality…again. The Mormon church, which began allowing gay parents to baptize their children in 2015–the same year marriage equality became legal across the United states–reaffirmed it ’s opposition to marriage equality in a scathing statement by church President Russell Nelson. “Because parents are the […]

When It’s Time to Talk: Discussing Depression with Your Love Ones

Some people have a hard time understanding mental illness because it’s rarely seeable. It’s hard to know what goes in someone’s head. This is especially troublesome when it’s your family who doesn’t understand you. Your partner may not understand it. Your parents may wonder what you have to worry about. Your siblings may not fully […]

5 Ways to Prevent Seniors with Dementia from Wandering

Your neighbor just found your senior dad wandering alone outside. Unfortunately, this type of behavior is common in people who have memory problems or dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association says that 60 percent of people with dement ia will wander. It affects everyone, as family members live in fear that their loved one will wander off […]

Confessions of a Gay Curmudgeon

Playfull.xyz recommends the Confessions of a Gay Curmudgeon  . Confessions of a Gay Curmudgeon recounts the adventures of Viktor, a fifty-year-old gay man in New York City trying to get back into the land of the living after the breakup of a twelve-year relationship. Complaining into his digital diary, Viktor wrestles with negotiating the dating scene, dealing […]