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How I Told My Son His Friends Are Transgender

I still remember the day when I sat in my 7-year-old son’s bedroom and told him that his 9-year-old friend Samuel was no longer a boy, but was now a girl named Sophia. My son, C.J., didn’t say much at … Continue reading

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My Sons’ Reaction To Bruce Jenner

Matt and I decided to watch the Bruce Jenner’s 20/20 interview with our sons. And, we’re so glad we did because it was really great, respectful and educational. We didn’t make a big announcement; we just turned on the television … 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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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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When Your Child’s Boy Friend Becomes Their Girl Friend

C.J. met Samuel about three years ago when Samuel was a boy named Samuel. Now, Samuel is a girl named Sophia. Initially, C.J. and Samuel bonded over being boys who liked to be mermaids in water and princesses on land. … Continue reading

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Mom, What If I Date A Transgender Person?

More often than not, my 11-year-old son Chase initiates a serious conversation with me when I am otherwise occupied and unable to make eye contact and use body language to signal that he has my undivided attention. He has employed … 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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