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8 Books That Teach Kids About the Fluidity of Gender and the Importance of Acceptance

“Transgender and gender nonconforming people (think Caitlyn Jenner or Ruby Rose) are gaining more visibility as they find the courage to come out and live publicly as the most authentic versions of themselves. Around his third birthday, my son started showing signs … Continue reading

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Her Name Was Taylor

My heart is sad today for 16-year-old Taylor Alesana of Fallbrook, California. Taylor, a transgender high school student, committed suicide after being bullied and harassed at school. “When you’re a kid, parents always tell you sticks and stones may break … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Thank You, Angelina Jolie, For Celebrating Our Kids Who Are ‘Different’

I wrote a blog post for this week, but instead of being published here, it’s published as an Op-Ed on Entertainment Tonight’s website. Check out the links below to have a read.  Op-Ed: Thank You, Angelina Jolie, For Celebrating Our Kids Who … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: Here I Am! Edition

Hey Strangers! It’s been a while! C.J. had a case of pneumonia (bless his heart) that WOULD.  NOT.  GO.  AWAY.  Several trips to the hospital and several rounds of different medications and he finally kicked the thing right as Grandma and … Continue reading

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God doesn’t make mistakes, people do

The suicide and suicide letter of Leelah Alcorn haunt me. They have gripped my heart and not let go, squeezing tighter every time I think about them. And, I think about them often. Leelah’s suicide affects me so deeply because, … Continue reading

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California Department of Education Lies, Does Not Investigate LGBTQ Bullying

Like my son, Ronin Shimizu was a young boy living in California. He was a cheerleader, like my son hopes to be one day. Ronin is described as positive and happy, like my son is often described. He endured bullying … Continue reading

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To The PTA Moms at My Son’s School

Last week I published a blog post about things said during a PTA meeting I attended at my youngest son’s school. I wanted to shine a light on the homophobic, transphobic, insensitive, hateful and hurtful things that some moms said … Continue reading

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