Adoption

Adoption

There’s been a lot of uproar about “gay adoption” lately. Gay couples, they say, are not fit to be parents. Children should be raised by a mother and father. It is what’s best for a child. Studies show that children raised by same-sex parents do just as well as kids...

Embracing Change

Embracing Change

Embracing change has never been one of my strong points. Can’t everything just stay the same? Well, not really. Change is a part of life. I wouldn’t go back to where I was in my 20 years ago, 30 years ago or more. I wouldn’t want to be 25 again. Why? Because the...

Adjusting to a New Normal

Adjusting to a New Normal

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that my husband and I moved across the country on December 31st. We were both raised in California and thought we’d live there the rest of our lives. Then one son moved to Florida and the other to North Carolina. So here I am,...

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year! Happy 2018 (a bit early)! I can’t believe the new year is right around the corner! I hope you’re having a great holiday season, so far. I’m well aware that the holidays are a struggle for too many LGBTQ kids and parents of LGBTQ kids. Some kids are...

Best Christmas Gifts for LGBT Teens

Best Christmas Gifts for LGBT Teens

The holidays provide us the perfect opportunity to show our LGBT teens that we support and love them. We know this is important year round, but far too often the most joyous time of year can trigger feelings of depression and isolation in people. During this season,...

He wants to make homosexuality illegal!

He wants to make homosexuality illegal!

I try not to be too political except as it pertains to LGBTQ rights. The election in Alabama to complete Jeff Sessions’ term as Senator has me scared and angry. Judge Roy Moore has no respect for the constitution and the law of this land. He has an agenda based solely...

Family

Family

Last week I wrote about family and how important it is to have family, especially when there is a big celebration. This week it’s family, part 2! This past weekend, my husband and I were in Florida to celebrate our grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. It was a wonderful weekend,...

We are the lucky ones

We are the lucky ones

As this blog posts, my husband and I are on a plane, going to Florida for our younger grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. Thinking about being there to celebrate this joyous occasion with family and friends, it makes me think of the many families with LGBTQ kids who don’t have...

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...

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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