January, 2011

Introducing Gevevieve Scott

By Sam Trego on Jan 23rd, 2011
Introducing Gevevieve Scott

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’s dedicated to a beautiful newborn baby by the name of Genevieve Scott born to my dear friend Rick and his husband Ky.  Born on January 9th at 4:00 pm via IVF and surrogacy, I asked Rick to share with me how the details of his journey to fatherhood: Sam:  I’ve said before that people say it takes a village to raise a child, but with gay [...] read more


Meet the Parents: Terry & Ted

By Sam Trego on Jan 15th, 2011

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 diverse as the community itself.  For that reason, I’m going to really focus on “passing the torch” in the coming weeks, and focus on different parents telling their story from a very different angle than my personal story.  For that reason, it’s incredibly important that [...] read more


The Kids Are Not All Right

By Sam Trego on Jan 11th, 2011

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 all subjects.  It’s downright disturbing.  It’s depressing.  This story doesn’t have a happy ending and there’s little that is positive about it.   It also comes from a fearful place in me… something that there seems to be a lot of in the world these days due to politics, the [...] read more