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 Wonderful Grandmother

A Wonderful Grandmother

I’ve been thinking a lot about my mom in the last few days. The anniversary of her death approaches next month and while our relationship was never what I would have wanted from a mother, I do miss her. She had a wonderful smile and a contagious laugh. She was a...

Why I still care about marriage equality

Why I still care about marriage equality

Anyone who has known me for a long time, knows that I’ve been passionate about marriage equality for a long time. When my younger son got married in 2000, it struck me how unfair it was that he could marry so easily because he was marrying a woman and my older son,...

Pink-an example of parenting

Pink-an example of parenting

I love Pink. I love her music, I love her honesty, I love her rawness. And she is an awesome mom, an example of parenting at its best. She has a gender non-conforming daughter. I guess you can call her that. She likes to dress in boys clothes, suit and tie. And she...

It’s time

It’s time

I don't usually write about politics and I almost always write about LGBTQ issues. I, like many others, was stunned, appalled and frightened by what happened in Charlotsville last week. I'm a baby boomer. I didn't live through WWII. I didn't witness anything having to...

Our LGBTQ kids are…

Our LGBTQ kids are…

Funny thing about an LGBTQ child – they are still kids with all the characteristics and foibles of all kids, whatever their age and whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity. They do great in school or they get by or they struggle, like all kids. Some play...

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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