Parenting an LGBTQ child

Parenting an LGBTQ child

Is parenting an LGBTQ child any different than parenting a straight, cisgender child? Yes and no, in my opinion. LGBTQ children are children with all the same joys and challenges of growing up in today’s society. They go to school, some face learning disabilities,...

Why does it matter if parents come out?

Why does it matter if parents come out?

I’m pretty active on social media and post questions and articles on sites that are primarily for the LGBTQ community. Most people are pretty supportive of allies, especially parents who love and support their LGBTQ kids. But there are always a few who don’t get it....

Happy Pride!

Happy Pride!

I have a Facebook group for parents of LGBTQ kids. This was posted in the group this week and I just had to share it. Not all parents feel this way when they find out their child is LGBTQ. For those of you who do not have supportive parents, know that there are those...

Loving Pride

Loving Pride

I’m loving pride this month. June is typically Pride month and even though we do not have our Pride Parade until August, it’s pride all over the country. Everywhere I look on social media, I’m seeing pictures of pride. The feelings are palpable, even through...

Supporting our LGBTQ kids

Supporting our LGBTQ kids

I asked this question in several Facebook groups this week. Some are for parents and some are for the LGBTQ community. Supporting our LGBTQ kids should be easy. The answers were almost universally about love and acceptance, about how LGBTQ kids are kids, human beings,...

LGBTQ rights

LGBTQ rights

I’ve been thinking a lot about LGBTQ rights lately. I never dreamed I’d see the day when my son would be able to marry his long-time partner. I couldn’t envision a time when it would be okay in this country. And yet, marriage equality is a reality and they are...

Does the church really accept gay people?

Does the church really accept gay people?

I don’t usually write about religion, especially one I’m not a part of and don’t know much about. There have been headlines making the rounds in social media of the Pope telling a gay man that God made him that way. But does the church really accept gay people? I...

What is bisexuality?

What is bisexuality?

What is bisexuality? The dictionary says it is “sexual attraction to both men and women..,” The Bisexual Resource Center says: “Bisexuality is a diverse sexual orientation, because people within the bi+ community define it in various ways. Some identify as bisexual,...

Some Cats Start Out as Dogs

Some Cats Start Out as Dogs

I haven’t written a book report in more years than I’m willing to say! I recently came across the book Some Cats Start Out as Dogs. It is a chapter book for kids, probably around age 8 and up. It’s the story of a group of dogs, the Murphdogs, who have banned together...

Gratitude

Gratitude

I was listening to a meditation on gratitude this morning and it reminded me of just how important gratitude can be as we process the information that our child is LGBTQ. For some of us, this is new information and we can find it difficult to accept. For others, we...

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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