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When Your Family Won’t Use Your Child’s Name or Pronouns

My son Leo came out as transgender at the age of eighteen-and-a-half. For all those years, my brain and mouth associated one name and set of pronouns with my child. I used that name and set of pronouns dozens and dozens of times a day. Then suddenly, overnight, I had to change to a new… Continue reading When Your Family Won’t Use Your Child’s Name or Pronouns

LGBTQ

Sharing Your Pronouns is an Invitation

October 20 is International Pronouns Day. It’s a day to commit to learning about and sharing your pronouns. Before my son Leo came out as transgender, I never gave a single thought to my own or anyone else’s pronouns. It never occurred to me that people would have pronouns that didn’t match the gender they… Continue reading Sharing Your Pronouns is an Invitation