It’s time for the holidays!

It’s time for the holidays!

Thanksgiving is over and many of us are getting ready for the holidays. Some are preparing for Christmas, some for Chanukah, some for Kwanza and some for the winter solstice. For many of us it’s a time of excitement and joy and even presents! I can’t help but think of...

Thanksgiving 2019

Thanksgiving 2019

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. When I used to host my own Thanksgiving, I loved going around the table and having everyone express what they are grateful for. Since I’m no longer hosting, I miss that tradition. So you get to be my family and sit around...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a day that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. For me, it is a day to remember those who lost their lives for no other reasons than they were...

How can you be a good ally?

How can you be a good ally?

You have an LGBTQ child or family member or friend. How can you be a good ally? Being an ally is important to those you love who are LGBTQ. First, educate yourself. Learn as much as you can about sexual orientation and gender identity? Do you know the difference? Do...

Insistent, Consistent and Persistent

Insistent, Consistent and Persistent

What is it about transgender children that is so hard to understand? When a child, yes even a very young child, insists they are not the gender they were assigned at birth and they are persistent and consistent, they know what they are talking about. Their parents are...

To the parent whose child just came out

To the parent whose child just came out

What do you say to the parent whose child just came out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer? What are the words they need to hear? I asked this question in my Facebook group for parents and the answers were pretty universal. Because we have a policy of...

Using the bible to justify discrimination

Using the bible to justify discrimination

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether LGBTQ Americans can be fired for no other reason than their sexual orientation or gender identity. This baffles me and frightens me. Many people claim their religious freedom is at stake. Their freedom to...

Deciding LGBTQ rights

Deciding LGBTQ rights

Fifteen years ago I was writing my blogs about marriage equality and following the states who were voting to legalize it and states voting to outlaw it. I had a passion for marriage equality. I have one gay son and one straight son. One was able to marry and one was...

When your family isn’t supportive

When your family isn’t supportive

What do you do when your family isn’t supportive of your LGBTQ child? It could be your parents or your siblings. It’s a tough situation. As a parent of an LGBTQ child, you want your child to be loved and accepted just as they are. You probably wouldn’t put up with any...

Best Colleges

Best Colleges

Today I posted an article about the 11 best colleges for queer women. I love that there are resources for our high school students who are LGBTQ. My grandson is a high school senior this year and busy trying to figure out where to go to school. He gets to choose based...

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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