Father's Beautiful Song to His Dying Infant Son Will Make You Cry

Chris Picco has recently suffered two devastating losses. His wife, Ashley, died after an emergency C-section, and his son, Lennon was struggling to live from his first moments in the world. And although Picco was decimated by grief, he kept it together to perform this beautiful rendition of "Blackbird" for Lennon as… »11/13/14 6:50pm11/13/14 6:50pm


Son Comes Out to Homophobic Parents With Heartbreaking Results

Anyone who's ever had the experience of telling their family something difficult and possibly life-altering fears that the result will be complete and utter rejection, disconnecting them from the people they love and trust. Unfortunately, all too often that is exactly what happens. Especially when the difficult topic… »8/28/14 5:40pm8/28/14 5:40pm

Dylan Farrow Writes Heartbreaking Open Letter About Her Sexual Abuse

The New York Times has published an open letter from Dylan Farrow about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Woody Allen. Farrow's name has been invoked many times in the weeks following Allen being given the lifetime achievement award at The Golden Globes, and while she's been mostly silent until now, Farrow… »2/01/14 6:00pm2/01/14 6:00pm

Heartbreaking: 14-Year-Old Stabbed Younger Sister for Being Ungrateful

A teenager in Illinois fatally stabbed her younger sister 40 times because she thought the 11-year-old was "being ungrateful". She initially blamed the attack on an intruder, but later revealed that she was responsible for it, citing her younger sister's lack of respect as the reason for her actions. »1/25/14 6:00pm1/25/14 6:00pm

Heartbreak City: Blind Man and Dog Who Saved Him Might Be Separated [Updated]

Yesterday morning, 61-year-old blind man Cecil Williams fainted and fell into the tracks at a Harlem subway station. His guide dog Orlando acted quickly, barking to alert others about Williams' fall and then hopping down to try and help him. Unfortunately, a train came quickly and Williams had to hold Orlando closely… »12/18/13 12:00am12/18/13 12:00am

Bullied Teen Who Made "It Gets Better" Video Commits Suicide

This morning we celebrated the end of one form of discrimination with the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," but sadly we're ending the day with a reminder that kids are still suffering terrible harassment for being gay. This weekend, just a few months after he filmed a video for the "It Gets Better" project,… »9/20/11 9:38pm9/20/11 9:38pm