The way a parent reacts & safe-sex

The way a parent reacts & safe-sex

Below is a post from October of 2016. It bears repeating when so many more kids are coming out. We all know that the way a parent reacts when a child comes out can have many implications in that child’s life. A recent study now shows that gay and bisexual youth who...

Actors

Actors

Not too long ago I read an article about Halle Barry being cast as a transgender man. There was quite a bit of backlash. She finally backed out of the role, saying on Twitter, "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and...

Black Trans Lives Matter

Black Trans Lives Matter

I’ve been watching the Black Lives Matter movement and while I knew that black trans women were targets of violence and murder, I didn’t realize just how widespread the problem was. After watching 13th, the documentary of the impact of the criminal justice system on...

Then and Now

Then and Now

Five years ago, almost to the day, another Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. I remember waiting and hoping, afraid to be optimistic. When the decision came down, I was sitting along in my house and I screamed and cheered and cried. It had been my...

LGBTQ & BLM

LGBTQ & BLM

LGBTQ & BLM. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. Black Lives Matter. I have been an advocate and worked for LGBTQ rights for many years. I have a vested interest in that cause. My son is gay. It is very personal to me. While I’ve had many African...

Pride

Pride

This year Pride will be like no other. Every Pride event and parade has been cancelled. Many cities are holding virtual Pride events. I love Pride. I love the month of June, even though we don’t celebrate Pride where I live until August. I love all the Pride gear,...

You are amazing!

You are amazing!

You are amazing, you know. You are an expert at multi-tasking. You work from home and school your kids. You take care of yourself and your family. You entertain your children and sometimes, your spouse. You manage to cook and clean and do art projects. You listen to...

Stop calling it gay marriage

Stop calling it gay marriage

Back in 2008 when I was working to defeat Proposition 8 on the California Ballot, we all talked about gay marriage. It didn’t seem any big deal at the time and not for many years afterward. We were fighting for our gay citizens to have the right to marry so gay...

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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