The Importance of Love

The Importance of Love

One cannot overstate the importance of love when you are the parent of an LGBTQ child. No matter what your initial reaction when your child first comes out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, connecting to the love you have in your heart for your child will make...

Transgender Kids

Transgender Kids

Mississippi recently passed a "Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)." You've probably heard of them before. There was one passed in Indiana under Governor Mike Pence and one in North Carolina under Governor Pat McCrory known as HB2. They allow discrimination based...

Dating Guidelines for LGBTQ Teens

Dating Guidelines for LGBTQ Teens

Let me start off by saying I’m not an expert on this topic. What I write is my opinion. I am the mother of a gay son. By the time he came out to me, he was no longer living at home but I do like to think I would have treated him the same, gay or straight. And that’s...

The Heart of a Mom

The Heart of a Mom

I’ve been privileged to meet so many moms of LGBTQ kids. Some in person, many on social media. Either way, I feel I know them and we share so much in common. One of the most important things we share is the heart of a mom. What is in the heart of a mom of an LGBTQ...

I always wanted grandkids

I always wanted grandkids

A pretty common refrain from a parent, usually the mother, of a child who has just come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. That was the reaction of Meri Brown of Sister Wives after her 21 year old daughter came out as gay. I totally relate. I always wanted...

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...

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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