Two Important Things.

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I wanted to tell you about two important things happening right now.

First, we’re making great strides with the Gay Dad Project. Tomorrow (Wednesday, or depends on when you’re reading this!) my dad will share the story of the day he came out to me and my family. I hope you’ll read, share, and try to put yourselves in our shoes for a moment or two–think about what it feels like to suddenly find out your parent is gay. Wouldn’t you want support? A community to turn to? A place where you could find resources and connect with others in similar situations? Well, that’s what we’re working towards at The Gay Dad Project.  Soon shirts like ours (pictured above) will be available on our site and we hope you’ll buy and wear them proudly, or gift them to others.

Secondly, I took another risk. I’m Daring Greatly. I, along with my amazing friend, Laura Seymour, completed an application for Listen To Your Mother. We desperately want to bring this phenomenal show (the brainchild of writer and humorist Ann Imig) to Kansas City. We’ve submitted out paperwork and now we wait. We won’t hear anything until next month. Should we be selected as a new city for next year, we’ll be working hard to co-produce and direct a kick-ass show around Mother’s Day 2013. We’ll need to find a venue, sponsors, hold auditions, select readers, put out flyers and postcards, get the word out via social media, sell tickets, advertise, and generate buzz. Among a bazillion other things. But I’m not scared. Laura and I can do this. We will be fucking amazing, and you’ll all want to be there, and you’ll want to bring your mothers and make a special day of it. If you’re local and want to help us with any of these tasks or have some ideas, email me or leave it in the comments. Obviously I’m jumping the gun, seeing as Ann hasn’t made her selections yet. But I’m confident.


As you were.

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  • From Tracie

    I’m so excited that you are applying to get Listen To Your Mother in your area. That is fabulous. (I wish I lived closer to you!) And I’m very proud of you for the work you are doing with the Gay Dad Project. I know that being able to read your story will help kids in the future who are looking to know they are not alone.

    • Erin Margolin


      Thank you! I hope we get LYTM, but also trying to be realistic about it. Appreciate your kind words about the Gay Dad Project, too. My mom’s story is up today soon to be followed my mine and my brothers’….how are you? xoxoxo

  • Greta Funk

    Oh, I can’t wait to hear how the LTYM application process turns out! That would be AWESOME for it to come to our area!

    I can’t wait to read your dad’s perspective tomorrow. That must have been incredibly hard for him.

    • Erin Margolin


      I know! Sadly we have to wait a few more weeks before we find out if we got it. Today was the final deadline to apply. I think we’ll find out in early November.

      My mom’s perspective is up today if you feel like reading some more!

      p.s. do you know what you’re wearing to Madonna yet? I need to find some cone boobs. I want to go all retro Madge.

  • Jennifer Williams

    I have complete faith that you can put on a kick ass show.

    • Erin Margolin


      I do so hope you’re right—that is, if we’re lucky enough to “get” it here to KC. Keep your fingers crossed, please!

  • Tracy Morrison

    You are fucking awesome! We are trying to bring LTYM to Minneapolis too! Sounds like we will have lots to talk about soon! xoxo

    • Erin Margolin


      DId you get your application in? I’m sooooo nervous! I hope we all make it! I really really want to bring it to KC (and read!). Will keep my fingers crossed for you!

  • Laura S.

    I’ll am beyond excited at the prospect of doing LTYM with you. You inspire me to do great things, Erin! I’m so glad we’re friends.

    • Erin Margolin


      You inspire me, too. How else could we be jumping off this cliff together?!?! xxoxoxox

  • molly

    I really want to help (and also perform) in the LTYM show in KC. Please let me know what I can do to help, Erin!

    • Erin Margolin


      nothing to do yet but wait. Hopefully we’ll find out in early November. Just keep your fingers crossed and of course we’d love your help with anything!!

  • Jackie Park-Cross

    I will be there tomorrow reading and support you, your family, and your cause!!

    Good luck with the LTYM show in Kansas City!

    • Erin Margolin

      Thanks, as always, for your continued support, Jackie. You’re a fantastic friend and your encouragement is heart warming. xoxo

  • Galit Breen

    Way to live dangerously, girlfriend.

    (So ridiculously PROUD of you!!)


    • Erin Margolin


      I’m trying, girl, I’m trying. And look at beautiful, glowing YOU! You and your weight loss journey are amazing. The big gay race, too. I just adore you! xoxo

  • Alison

    You’re clearly awesome, and doing such great things. Good luck with the LTYM application!

    • Erin Margolin

      Thank you, Alison!! I’m not so sure about the awesome part. We should hear about the application in another few weeks. Gulp.

  • Amy Wilson

    Erin! Good luck. I hope you get to do the show, it was such a great experience for us last year. Love the t-shirts!

    • Erin Margolin


      Sorry for the late reply, it’s been crazy! I hope we get to do the show as well. It would be such an honor and wonderful opportunity! And I’m glad you like the shirts—we’re hoping to have a link on the site soon so people can buy them if they wish. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • alexandra

    GOOD LUCK, Erin, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you and LTYM coming to KC. I’d love to see it there, and know you and Laura would do an amazing job of putting the show together. I can’t wait to hear the stories that come from KC!

    • Erin Margolin


      Thank you so much. I appreciate your well wishes. I hope we’re lucky enough to get it here, too. Crossing my fingers! xoxoxo

  • Renee Jacobson

    LOVE the t-shirts. I’d wear one just because. Just to see who might say something to me. I’d LOVE to say something to somebody!

    Meanwhile, good for you for applying to have LTYM come to Kansas City. Why not? Alexandra has talked about how awesome it is forever, and has been trying to inspire me to sign up to tell a story. But I don’t have one. Seriously, mine are are DON’T listen to your mother.

    So glad that you are doing big things! You sound like a woman on fire! I like it. It’s sexy. :)

    • Erin Margolin


      You crack me up!!! The stories are not all about your mother. They can be about YOU as a mother. Have you ever listened /watched any of the performances on YouTube? You should check it out! I want to tell a story, and I think I know what it could be, but not sure yet. No point in worrying about it until we find out if we get it, right?

      Uhhh, I think I have a guest post for you soon. Can you let me know when it is because I’m scatterbrained lately…just a wee bit.

  • Kimberly @Mom Go Something

    Good luck friend. I am so incredibly proud of you and what you are doing!!! The shirts are kick ass!!!

    • Erin Margolin


      Thank you, doll face! Means a lot to me that you are proud of me!

  • Susi Kleiman

    So much going on. Lots of luck with all of it. I’ll definitely check out the shirts… one of my best friends is gay so maybe there’s something along those lines available! :)

    • Erin Margolin


      thanks so much! We’re working on getting a link on the site soon for the shirts. We’re starting out with the ones like we’ve got, and hope to add to them later with other sayings… Thanks so much for reading & stopping by!