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Transgender Awareness: Strength in a Community

Guest post by Leo Richardson It is my pleasure to introduce you to people whose lived experiences will help you to have a better understanding of what it is like to be transgender or the parent of someone who is. Each year during November 13-19 before Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, people and… Continue reading Transgender Awareness: Strength in a Community

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When Your Child is Ready to Come Out

My oldest child, Ember, who is nonbinary and bisexual, decided last winter that they would use only gender-neutral pronouns and change their name. When they told me, we had a lot of conversations about it. Because I was trying to understand them better, I had a lot of questions. One of the questions I asked… Continue reading When Your Child is Ready to Come Out

Book Reviews · LGBTQ

Review: Raising Ryland by Hillary Whittington

Raising Ryland is the tender story of the Whittington family’s four-year journey to teach their deaf child to speak, only to discover that what Ryland had wanted to communicate the most was that he was a boy. Whittington’s narrative takes us on a roller-coaster journey as they learn what they thought was a tomboy phase… Continue reading Review: Raising Ryland by Hillary Whittington

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Review: Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duron

Raising My Rainbow is a charming story of what it is like to raise a gender non-conforming child in a world that sees only male and female genders. Lori Duron’s youngest child takes an interest in Barbie’s at the age of two, and by the time he is three years old, his world revolves around… Continue reading Review: Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duron

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How to Listen Better To What Your Child is Saying

For most of my oldest child’s life, I understood them to be gay. At one point in time, during their college years, they made a FaceBook post about an informal name change. In it, they also referenced gender-neutral pronouns. That summer, I was buried under mountains of college work. We were also preparing to send… Continue reading How to Listen Better To What Your Child is Saying

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Review: Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman

Erica Silverman’s Jack (Not Jackie) is a charming and essential story about change and acceptance from the perspective of a child. This early elementary grade picture book (suitable for pre-schoolers) features Susan and her family. From a young age, her little brother Jack begins expressing himself and shows his family he is not in fact… Continue reading Review: Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman

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Sharing Childhood Stories of Your Transgender Child

Recently, I participated in a workshop about sharing hard stories. I regularly write and share about when my youngest came out as transgender, so I thought it would be more of a learning experience than anything else. I mentioned that I wrote about being the parent of a transgender child, and learned that the focus… Continue reading Sharing Childhood Stories of Your Transgender Child