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I’m in the raw today. Please take three minutes to watch and listen to this.

I don’t ask for much. That’s not how I roll.

This is me and the ugly cry. This is me and my truth: I NEED YOU.

If you’d like to donate, please check this out:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.olivero Melissa Ruppert Olivero

    Oh Erin… your courage… your heart… I wish I could hug you tight. I want this for you.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      I can’t thank you enough for your belief in me and this project. Hugs. xoxo

  • Lauren

    Good luck, Erin!! This is inspirational…I really hope you’ll see this all come true.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Thank you so, so much! I’m glad you’re inspired by this!

  • http://jonathansfinejewelers.com/ TheDiamondGal

    I have chills…sharing

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin

      I am so sorry I didn’t get back to you yesterday–the house was in cranky mode when i walked in. LOL. Talk this weekend?

  • Julia Roberts

    Shared…and love to you!

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin

      THANK YOU SO MUCH! xoxoxoxoxo

  • http://twitter.com/GDRPempress Mrs. Pitt

    There should be no more secrecy: the shame and stigma of so much. It helps no one, and too many suffer in silence. I will help you, Erin. I will share and RT and donate and share. Because you’re right. Because I can’t imagine not knowing and no place to turn. I think of you, at 15, with so many questions.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Yes. This. All of this. It’s so much. I was overwhelmed yesterday and it all came pouring out. And the odd thing is? THAT is what got to people. People listened and watched. What made that happen? love,

  • http://twitter.com/lauraBseymour Laura S.

    I just love you, lady. Sharing. Sharing. Sharing. Again & again until this happens.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin

      I love you too, Laura! You are pretty amazing yourself. xo

  • http://twitter.com/sellabitmum Tracy Morrison

    Shared shared shared. I love you. So much.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin

      Thank you for sharing, Tracy! I love my BlogHer roomie!!! xoxoxo

  • Robin @ Farewell Stranger

    Honey, that’s not an ugly cry. That’s beautiful. Sharing, of course!

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin

      I love you, Robin. Thank you for the donation, the shares, the kind words. xoxo

  • TLanceB

    I saw no ugly. I saw truth and heart. Thank you for talking to me.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Thank you for watching and listening. I have been overwhelmed and it had to come out. But the odd thing is that people really grabbed onto this and started sharing it all over. Why? Why this? Why now? What did I do that made so many share this post? Because I’d like to be able to do it again sometime….

  • Didactic Pirate

    I respect and admire you so much for what you’re doing, Erin, and I want to help.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Thank you. We need all the help we can get. And I replied to your FB message, too….also, my email = erinmargolin at gmail dot com…..

  • http://twitter.com/goodgirlgonered Andrea B

    It was beautiful Erin, so very much so. I’ll do what I can to spread the word. xo

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      The shares on FB and Twitter mean SO MUCH! Thank you for chirping in everyone’s ears about this! xoxoxo & Shabbat Shalom!

  • http://writingwishing.com/ Alison

    You know we’ve got your back. Sharing, donating and keeping fingers crossed. Love you. xoxo

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      How can I thank you for everything? The donation, the shares, the tweets, etc… I am so incredibly grateful. XOXOXO

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.h.reinhart Sarah Heleringer Reinhart

    I’m with you Erin. Just tweeted. Let your good message be heard :) And hugs. And thank you.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Thank YOU for sharing. It means so so so much. I’m one person. I can’t spread the word all on my own. Everyone has been so genuine and helpful, it’s amazing to see. Thanks for playing a part in this! xoxo

  • http://www.thedestinymanifest.com Heather O.

    Wonderful message, Erin! I shared via FB!

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin

      Thank you so much for sharing, Heather! We appreciate you!

  • http://twitter.com/lipdesign Lori I Paquette

    Love YOU. Just sent in $50. Wish I could give more since I think this is an issue about to come up in me and my kids’ lives. <3

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Call me? home is 913.789.0962. cell is 913.486.2938. I would love to listen.

  • Danielle Smith

    My friend… there is nothing ugly about this. It is beautiful and real, honest and true. GOOD FOR YOU. I support you 125% and I’m so very, very proud of you. Your bravery, your heart – will make this happen.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      I’m so grateful for your support, for your taking the time to watch and weigh in. It means a lot to me, Danielle. I’m trying. This HAS to happen. It HAS to. xoxoxo

  • http://twitter.com/TheMommyMess Adrienne

    How brave, Erin! This sounds like something a lot of kids could use. The teen years are so fragile to begin with. I can only imagine how this rocked your world. It’s beautiful that you want to help others with your story.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Thank you for believing in this, in me. Yes, this rocked my world. I was 15. I was 15. I say it over and over in my head and I still can’t believe it. I was 15.

  • http://twitter.com/RASJacobson Renee Jacobson

    Donated and will share. Oh sweet girl. I sooo need to talk to you. *stroking your hair* It will happen. Have faith. But keep asking.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Thank you sweet friend. We do need to talk. Let me know when you have some time….xoxo

  • My Inner Chick

    Erin, your PASSION is burning up my computer.

    I shall tweet, facebook, and share this with Oprah & Ellen.

    You are amazing. I knew I loved you for a reason. xx

    NEVER Stop believing in your cause. NEVER. NEVER. If you don’t, who will?

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin

      Inner Chick,

      Thank you so much for your shares. I can’t begin to express how much all of this support means to me. And you’re right—if I don’t believe in this/me? Who will? xoxo

  • Mocha

    Powerful. I’m donating because of your pretty cry. You don’t have an ugly one.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Thank you for taking the time to watch and comment. Your kind words mean more to me than I can tell you. I’m honored you came by (even though I begged you to). Thank you and I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  • joecardillo

    Honestly, I could not get through the video. It was too hard! Big ups to you and Jared and Amie, I put in my second go round of $ and will share as well.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Oh no…was my video that bad–? Thank you for trying to watch, and for sharing, and of course for all of your support. It means the world to us!!!

      • joecardillo

        Not at all, it was great, it was just hard watching you cry because it made me want to cry =)

        • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


          xoxo THANK YOU!

      • joecardillo

        And it is NOT silly of you to want to change the world

        • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


          Thank you. For making me cry again. ;-)

  • Willa

    Sorry but I think it is more important to donate money to food banks so all people, gay and straight, have food on the table. Your project, though important, is definitely a first world one.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      I keep bags in my trunk at all times. They are filled with granola bars, tuna salad kits, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, bags of nuts, bottled water, gloves, socks, hand warmers and foot warmers. When I see someone hungry or homeless on the side of the road, I stop and hand out. I’ve blogged & vlogged about it. I write checks all the time to Harvester’s. I donate to many worthy causes, including ones for Veterans, homeless shelters, women & children’s shelters, and organizations like the ASPCA. I know how important it is to donate to causes. So before you judge the worthiness of my case, please get to know me first. I do plenty for lots of causes. Thank you.

      • Willa

        I am not judging you, just choosing where I am going to donate my money.

        • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


          Good. I am glad you are donating your money to food banks. That is wonderful!

  • Mary @ A Teachable Mom

    Brave and inspiring – nothing “ugly” about it. You’re a force, Erin. God speed to you!

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Thank you for watching, commenting, and tweeting this! You are wonderful and I’m really grateful to you! ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.matthews.TX Rachel Matthews


    I adore you so very much, and I have from the very first moment we met in Nashville. You’re an amazing writer, your heart is huge and you have a spirit that draws people in. You’re a wonderful woman and I’m honored to know you.

    There’s no ugly, when your heart is on display – it’s incredibly beautiful. I am donating, how could I not?
    Do not apologize for wanting to change the world, only those who sit back and do nothing have something to apologize for.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      I, too, have adored you for such a long time. I am honored you stopped by to watch this. ANd your last line of your comment just slayed me. Thank you. I love you, Rachel!

  • Susi

    Erin, I just finished my donation. It’s not much but I hope it helps. Wishing you lots of luck.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Every little but helps. Thank you so much for even watching and sharing and helping to spread the word. Love and hugs to you!!!

  • http://www.vidyasury.com/ Vidya Sury

    Your love pours out so obviously. Love you, Erin. Proud to know you! Hugs!

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Thank you, sweet friend!! I am proud to know you as well! xo

  • http://twitter.com/thesistershood Nicole Morgan

    You will change the world, I have no doubt. Your heart, your love and your passion … there will be no stopping you at all, because you have lived this … and know what it takes. You walk this road in your shoes, but we will follow you in your footsteps – Love you sweet friend xxxx

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      I love you too, sister from another mister…you are so inspiring to ME lately and I see the road you are walking—and I know what that takes, having watched my own mother and other friends…hugs to you and I <3 you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissachapman48 Melissa Chapman

    LOVING YOU even more than I already do- sharing and donating!!

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      You are a rockstar! Thanks for the twitter love, the Google + shout outs, the CHAI donation, and for being YOU. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!! xoxoxo

  • http://www.fromtracie.com From Tracie

    I love you, Erin. So very much. I know your story touches hearts and has the potential to change lives.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      I love you so much, too! And I appreciate your watching, commenting, and sharing. It means more than I could ever express…. xoxoxox

  • Kat Biggie

    That was not ugly. That was pure heart and pure pain, and although I don’t know your pain specifically, I know what it feels like to desperately need to change something to save someone from going through what you have gone through. You are a brave and wonderful woman.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Your comment has warmed my heart on this cold, snowy morning when I needed it most. Thank you for reframing my view of “ugly.” hugs & happy new year!

  • http://www.misselaineouslife.com Elaine A.

    I really, REALLY hope you meet your goal. I love you and your heart. xoxoxoxo

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      YOu are awesome. THank you for your contribution, your shares, and your support. Please keep helping us spread the word??? xoxoxo

  • http://www.worldsworstmoms.com/ Tammy@WorldsWorstMoms

    Hi Erin, I keep running into you in my bloggy life, and I think there must be a reason. I had no idea what the Gay Dad Project was until I saw this. And for that, I’m sorry. I feel very irresponsible for not looking at it more closely. I’m going to do everything I can to get this out. Slightly off subject, but my husband’s brother is gay, and he would be our children’s guardian if something were to happen. We love gay dads.;)

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      I can’t thank you enough. I would love help spreading the word—I’m trying not to be afraid to ask for a tweet (or several!), a Facebook share, a Google + share, or even an email to friends who might be interested. We need help spreading the word about our project…I’m grateful you stopped by and also found me on Twitter! Happy New Year!

  • http://chibijeebs.com/ Chibi Jeebs

    Oh, girl! You made ME do the ugly cry WITH you! I couldn’t donate a lot, so I made sure to share it EVERYWHERE, too.

    Love you.

    • http://www.erinmargolin.com/ Erin Margolin


      Excuse the late reply, I’m all over the place. I’m so grateful for your support. Tweets and facebook/Google + shares mean so much, too. It’s not all about the $$. We need help spreading our message, too. We appreciate your help doing that! xoxox

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  • http://twitter.com/ewokmama Crystal T.

    I wish I had money to contribute but do not. :( I will absolutely share this, though. And if I can donate my time or skills in any way, please let me know.

  • Jackie Bigford

    Very powerful statement Erin, and I am so very proud of you. If you are able to touch just one teenager with your story your heartfelt tears will have been worth it. I will share this everywhere #GayDadProject