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...
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...
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...