Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. It’s a time for families to gather together and if they aren’t too busy watching football and eating turkey, reflect on all they have to be thankful for. For many families with LGBTQ children, it can be a time of...

Pronouns-why is it so hard?

Pronouns-why is it so hard?

I have a transgender nephew. When he transitioned from female to male, I had no problem referring to him as he and him. He lives on the other side of the country from me. The first time I saw him in person after his transition was about a year after the last time. I...

Halloween with an LGBTQ child

Halloween with an LGBTQ child

It’s been many years since my kids were young enough to go trick or treating and I don’t think they dress up in costumes at their advance age. LOL As I look at the pictures so many post to social media of their kids and watch the kids in my neighborhood, I think about...

We Are The Change

We Are The Change

This past weekend I attended PFLAG’s bi-annual convention in Portland, OR. I love the theme, We Are The Change. As parents and allies, it says to me that we do more than support and even more than advocate for our LGBTQ loved ones. We are responsible for making the...

Why I support PFLAG

Why I support PFLAG

When my son came out almost 29 years ago, I wasn’t surprised. I was shocked and part of my shock was my own reaction. I never imagined I’d have such a hard time with this not surprising information. After all, I was liberal, open-minded and had gay and lesbian...

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day.  According to HRC.org, “Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. “29 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for...

Changes

Changes

Changes are hard for me. I don’t like change and yet I am willingly moving across the country. I love where I live, It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. It has ocean, a bay, a mountain and trees.  And yet, I am leaving. There have been other...

Why PFLAG

Why PFLAG

If you’ve followed me for a while you likely know that I’m a parenting coach and my passion is helping parents of LGBTQ kids overcome their initial reactions when their child comes out. That can include shock, anger, fear, guilt or shame. I want every child to feel...

More transgender kids

More transgender kids

It seems that there are more transgender kids than ever before. I’ve been thinking about that a lot and wondering about it. I have a Facebook group for parents of LGBTQ kids and it seems more and more parents who request to join have a transgender or gender variant...

A checklist for parents of a LGBTQ teen

A checklist for parents of a LGBTQ teen

10 things you can do when your son or daughter comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

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