The series of gay dad essays that inspired the 2022 pilot “The Balls”:
A Queer Dad’s Fear of Fumbling — Oprah Daily
To avoid being sidelined, LGBTQ father Bradley Jacobs Sigesmund reconciles himself to the importance of football in his son’s life.
In trading Broadway for baseball, Bradley Jacobs Sigesmund reflects on the welcome by-product of his son’s athleticism: straight male friendships.
Too Young to Admit I was Gay, Here’s How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love Summer Camp — USA Today
Outdoorsy and athletic, Lucas wants to maximize the experience and attend camp for all seven weeks: “Dad and Pops, I can’t wait to get to the woods.” Quiet and flabby, I could only bear to attend for a fraction of that: “Mommy, do I really have to go?”
Ill-at-ease with athletics while growing up, I was the proverbial Last Boy Picked. Watching Lucas take so easily to sports has opened old wounds and forced me to readdress aspects of myself that I thought I’d come to terms with decades ago.
The first half-year with our son, Lucas, was rough. But not because of the crying fits, the 3 a.m. diaper changes and the cumbersome stroller — all of that was expected. The much harder part was transitioning to a new me.
We Love You, “Mommie Dearest”! Top 8 Parenting Tips From Joan Crawford — Logo / NewNowNext
Inspired by Mother’s Day, a gay dad re-examines the melodrama and finds glimpses of meaning amid all the scenery chewing: She’s a single mom struggling to raise a kid … among all the excesses of Hollywood
‘Tis the Season for . . . Stuff — GaysWithKids.com
Hanukkah started this Sunday night. That means Lucas’ grandmothers, my partner Jack’s sister, and various friends have asked what to get our 4-year-old. My answer: NOTHING!