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Oedipus Wrecks

When his mom started dating women, writer Brett Berk was amused. But now she's gayer than he is -- and he's confused.

Say Uncle: Gay Uncles Face Off

As parents now wait until their 30s and 40s to start families, so too are modern grandparents finding themselves making this "career change" later in life -- often well into their 70s, when they may not exactly be in their prime for the job's demands. And thus marks the rise of the gay uncle -- the guy who spoils you rotten, answers all those questions you can't ask your parents, and has you home in time for dinner. But this modern-day guncles phenomenon presents a major question: What exactly is it guncles are supposed to be doing?