LGBTQ

When Parenting Your Child is Confusing

When my son first came out as being transgender, there was a lot I didn’t know and understand. I mistakenly thought gender and sexuality were the same things, and so the whole idea of being transgender was confusing to me. It took me a long time to come to the understanding that much like how… Continue reading When Parenting Your Child is Confusing

LGBTQ · Mental Health

Coming Out As An Ally

Merriam-Webster defines choose, a verb, as: “to select freely and after careful consideration.” The third definition is decide, “to make a final choice or judgment about.” I didn’t choose to be the parent of two LGBTQ+ sons. My oldest son is gay, and my youngest son is transgender, and I am their mother; because these… Continue reading Coming Out As An Ally

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Back to School Resources

The first few weeks of back to school season can be very overwhelming for students, parents, and educators. Children are trying to sort out new schedules, new friends, and new expectations. Parents are trying to juggle before and after school activities, navigate emotional rollercoasters (their children’s and their own). Educators are working to ensure that… Continue reading Back to School Resources

Book Reviews · LGBTQ

Review: George by Alex Gino

Alex Gino’s George is a compelling and tender story about the strength it takes to live as a gender you don’t identify with, and the courage it takes to reveal to the world your real identity. This middle-grade fiction novel features George, a ten-year-old fourth-grader who loves reading, video games, and chocolate milk, and has… Continue reading Review: George by Alex Gino

LGBTQ · Uncategorized

How to Respond When Others Ask About Your Child

It was March of 2016, and I was at our town’s community center to vote. A woman I had known since I had moved to town was checking me in. As usual, she was asking how my children were. Our children grew up together. Her oldest son was in the same grade as my oldest,… Continue reading How to Respond When Others Ask About Your Child

Book Reviews · LGBTQ

Review: Trans Like Me by CN Lester

Trans Like Me is a powerful blend of biography and cultural exploration into the broad experience of being transgender and how that term encompasses a vast range of gender-diverse people. The reader is introduced to concepts such as dysphoria and gender non-conforming youth, in addition to exploring how the use of gender binaries creates the… Continue reading Review: Trans Like Me by CN Lester

LGBTQ

Pride Month and Stonewall – Fifty Years Later I’m Still Afraid for My Sons

Until the last year or two, I didn’t notice that during June, every corporation, it seems, comes out with an item plastered in rainbow colors and promotes their ‘Pride Line’ and encourages the LGBTQ+ community to be ‘loud and proud.’ Shoe stores are selling rainbow laces and water bottles, and every other ad on Facebook… Continue reading Pride Month and Stonewall – Fifty Years Later I’m Still Afraid for My Sons