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Imaginary Friends

In Italy, Adoption by Gay Couples Is Still Illegal

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Filippo Brunamonti

In Italy there's the Senate, where the Democratic Party's proposal on civil unions is set for its nth discussion. Civil unions; no one speaks of gay marriage. Can you imagine? In Italy, practically speaking, adoption does not exist.

My Child Scares Me

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Supriya Kelkar

My child scares me. I don't mean I'm concerned about him. My child is sweet and funny and entertaining. He's perfect in his own way. Well, as perfect as a 2-year-old can be. No, my child actually, unintentionally, scares the crap out of me.

How I Escaped Italy's Homophobia With My Imaginary Friend

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Filippo Brunamonti

According to the doctors I denied my homosexuality, which made me afraid. In the region where I lived, Marche, people would laugh at me, and for this reason I'd asked my family to lock me away in a room of isolation. That's where I met Stella, a little girl only I could see.

Growing Up Gay in Greece

Konstantin Kakanias | Posted 10.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Konstantin Kakanias

I could have never imagined that my imaginary friend, my savior, my muse, would eventually take real form and have a name.

Nora Ephron: This Is Your Impact

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Cara Joy David

Here's what Nora Ephron meant to me, as a Wellesley girl who wanted to go into entertainment. Ephron showed that it could be done, and by "it," I mean anything.

Should I Worry That My Child's Best Friend Is Make Believe?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Plosheye was my brother's best friend and the two would talk by phone for hours, while my parents watched, and grinned. Once in awhile I asked for a turn, but my attempts at conversation were met with silence. He's shy, my mother would say. He doesn't like you, my brother would declare. Eventually it occurred to me that he didn't actually exist.

Lou Dobbs Urged To Run For President By Imaginary Friend

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In a conference call with reporters, Mr. Dobbs said that he had not thought about seeking public office until his fictitious playmate, Moo, pleaded with him to consider it.