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...
We Are The Change

We Are The Change

This past weekend I attended PFLAG’s bi-annual convention in Portland, OR. I love the theme, We Are The Change. As parents and allies, it says to me that we do more than support and even more than advocate for our LGBTQ loved ones. We are responsible for making the...
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...
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...