We all make mistakes

We all make mistakes

As parents, we all make mistakes. No one gave us a user manual before we had our children. We learn from what we see and experience. At least that was true for me. I didn’t like what I saw in how I was parented, and I swore I would never do what my mother or father...

Moms of LGBTQ kids are the best!

Moms of LGBTQ kids are the best!

Indeed, moms of LGBTQ kids are the best. For some, their child coming out was no big deal. For others, it was about reconstructing all they’d learned about what it meant to be LGBTQ. For all of us, we love our kids beyond measure. For some of us, it meant rearranging...

What do I do about sleepovers?

What do I do about sleepovers?

My son was 20 when he came out. His brother was 18. I didn’t have a problem with my younger son having a girl sleep over. My feeling was he was going to have sex one way or another and I’d rather he be safe at home. I know not all parents feel that way, but it was how...

When a child comes out

When a child comes out

When a child comes out, parents have different reactions. Some celebrate it. For most, there is some stress, fear, or grief. How we deal with out feelings can make a huge difference for us and for our families. I'm not an expert or a therapist. I am the mother of a...

Why pronouns matter

Why pronouns matter

I recently started listing my pronouns on my emails and my social media accounts. Some people might think it’s obvious. I’m not transgender, why should I list my pronouns? I guess it’s obvious because I’ve identified as female all my life. I think I look female. I...

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...

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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