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Alice/Madison is the real star........

Recently (ok last night!) Manchester Regional High School produced "Alice in Wonderland". Michael and I had been approached early if we would "help" (which translates to create ALL of them) since we had "helped" out last year when they put on "Snow ...

Autistic Kid or Basketball Superstar....You Decide

ADAM, MY HERO Two nights ago, Adam's Freshman Basketball Coach, John called me. He reminded me that Adam's possible last game he would be suiting up for was the following evening at the States Playoff's where Manchester would be taking on Glen Rock ...

Death brings out the best and worst of some people.

I am starting to believe that as a community, a family, a country…whatever, we have failed to address one of the most basic facts of our existence and that is that at some point we will die and those around us will die too. People need to ...

For my mother, Ann Mary, may you finally rest in peace

 It started out as many New Year's Eve's do, with celebration.

Politics and Personalities take over Marriage Equality in New Jersey...WHY?

 I’ve been fighting for gay couples like me for a long time…..how long?

Please Don't Veto this Family!

Today I will begin a photo campaign to the Governor and all those in the legislature that voted against my family. I do respect other people's opinions and I hope my opinion is respected as well. I DO NOT however respect anyone voting to enshire ...

A prayer for Equality

Last night I prayed to the Gods, yes Gods, yours, mine all of them. I prayed that in the stillness of slumber love would open the hearts and minds of all those that stand against it today. It was that simple. Hoping the universe delivered the ...

Do we have to rip New Jersey apart to achieve full equality? By Jon Holden Galluccio, author of “An American Family” and a Vice Chair of Garden State Equality

Do we have to rip New Jersey apart to achieve full equality? By Jon Holden Galluccio, author of “An American Family” and a Vice Chair of Garden State Equality Back in 2007, through a wonderful job opportunity for Michael and the magic of ...

The Inevitability of Ordinary by Jon Holden Galluccio, author of “An American Family” and a Vice Chair of Garden State Equality

As a child, when I realized I was gay I was terrified. I never heard anything positive in my world being said about gay people just horrible things, horribly ugly things. A lot I heard at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Maywood as I sat on the ...

MY GREATEST GIFT by Jon Holden Galluccio, author of “An American Family”

MY GREATEST GIFT by Jon Holden Galluccio, author of “An American Family” For many of us, probably most of us, the last few weeks of the year bring us so much. So much stress, so much joy, so much sadness….an avalanche of feelings come ...

The Unimportance of Mothers by Jon Holden Galluccio, author of “An American Family”

The Unimportance of Mothers by Jon Holden Galluccio, author of “An American Family” My daughter Madison just turned 15. My baby is now 15, a young lady and a quite accomplished young lady at that! The truth is that most of the time over the ...

The Galluccio Family Hits the Road!

Ever since Michael and I won our landmark court case, that made New Jersey the first state in the nation to put gay and unmarried couples on equal footing to married heterosexual couples in the area of adoption, we have been quite the public ...

Shining Star, Shining Moment

“We’re all just people and we need to learn to respect each other” – Madison Elena Galluccio Michael and I began this crazy parenting journey back in 1994. Childless, with just the spark of a possibility, we took our first step towards ...

The Galluccio Family at Hudson Pride

Keynote Speech at the Hudson Pride Festival in Jersey City, Sunday, October 9th. The whole Galluccio Family--Adam and Madison both spoke and Rosa, Jose, Maryanna, Leila and Joselyn all joined us on stage.

Are you awake? It's me.....Hero!

Years, years and even more years ago, I would take people's inventory for all the wrong reasons. It was to point out flaws, to feel superior and the reality was I was taking their inventory in order to avoid my own. Now however, after a lot of ...

Sunshine is Back!

Arriving at Camp Merry Heart, we are greeted by group of counselors including Amy. Amy, Adam's young blonde Australian counselor, told us to wait and she would go get Adam. Having a arrived at 1pm on the dot for pick up, not all the campers were ...

Adam Wants to be a Rapper!

Adam wants to be a rapper! Adam says “ I can say nigger and bitch when I rap right?” “OMG, NO and you know I hate that word!” I reply. “What word?” “Nigger” “Dad” Adam says exasperated “I didn’t say nigger, I said NIGGA ...

WTFNJ?

WTFNJ? Where’s the Freedom? On a beautiful summer Sunday, we had the opportunity to attend a rally in Hoboken sponsored by Garden State Equality and Lambda Legal to raise our voices in protest. For as our brothers and sisters were getting legally ...

My cat is dying, now let's be grateful!

Over the past few days we have been dealing with a crisis here in the Galluccio home. Our cat, Mercury, a large gray and white "street cat" which we adopted as a stray from Eastside Park, Paterson, 10 years ago, is dying. So the drama here in this ...

Where's NJ's wedding videos?????

With the HUGE legislative victory in New York and a NEW law suit filed in New Jersey, same-sex marriage talk is at a feverish pitch right now. So, not to be left out, I too wish to comment. For your information, I would like to quickly outline ...

Pride: Hell yeah I'm proud!

Is there anyone gay out there that doesn't know that June is Gay Pride month? Ok, so I'm sure there are (considering those newbies and all) but for me and in my house it is huge each and every year. Although our participation has varied from year ...