Time for my truth

Time for my truth

I’m generally a pretty happy, optimistic person. I like that about myself! I also shy away from negativity. I prefer to feel hopeful. After all, Hope is my middle name. As the inauguration of a new president approaches, I must tell my truth. I’m scared. I won’t let...

New Year’s Wishes and Hopes

New Year’s Wishes and Hopes

As this new year begins, I have a few wishes for our world and it’s people: I wish for civility among people with differing opinions I wish for respect among those same people I wish for open-mindedness and willingness I wish for safety and security for all LGBTQ...

Reflections of 2016

Reflections of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, I’m reflecting on my life and my work. I’m privileged to be in a large Facebook community of other parents of LGBTQ kids. Most of them are moms and I’ve grown to love so many of them. Most of them I’m never met in person. We know each other...

How much do you know about gender?

How much do you know about gender?

I thought I knew a lot about gender. I mean, really, what was there to know. I’m a female and my husband is a male. My sons and grandsons are male. I had to really explore my knowledge and beliefs about sexual orientation when my son came out as gay. I didn’t have to...

A Jewish girl’s view on Christmas

A Jewish girl’s view on Christmas

I originally posted this blog on Christmas day, 2013. It is well worth repeating with a few updates! Enjoy. Christmas is in only 11 days. I imagine many of you are busy with preparations. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate – in whatever fashion you do. For many...

Holidays when you have an LGBTQ child

Holidays when you have an LGBTQ child

The winter holidays are approaching. No matter what you celebrate, there can be tension and unhappiness when you have an LGBTQ child. This is certainly not true for everyone but definitely is for some. I was lucky. My son was completely accepted by my entire extended...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

This past Sunday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Looking at the website the number of murders of transgender people is staggering. What is so threatening about a transgender person that anyone feels they don’t deserve to live. And that they deserve to die is...

A Time for Healing

A Time for Healing

If you follow me, you know I don’t talk about politics very often. I don’t want that to come between me and you. I may not always understand your politics and you may not understand mine. But what we have in common is our love for our LGBTQ child and that is the...

Speaking to the GSA

Speaking to the GSA

This week I had the honor and pleasure of speaking to a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) at a local middle school. Middle school children are generally between the ages of 11 and 14. This GSA calls itself the LGBTQ club and has just started recently. The last few weeks...

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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