This week I had the pleasure of chatting it up with the boys at Feast of Fun.
What is Feast of Fun?
A daily podcast talk show hosted by Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion featuring celebrity guests and friends of the LGBT community. With more than 12 million downloads to date, Feast of Fun has the distinction of having the largest audience for a LGBT-themed podcast in the world. It’s one of the most popular daily audio programs of its kind for any audience.
Here’s a brief description of what we talked about on the show:
“Pink boys, princess boys, rainbow kids and the little guy who wanted to dress up as Daphne from Scooby Doo: there is an explosion of moms coming forward to say it’s OK to let your kids play with the toys they want or even make believe and dress up like a fairy princess.
These moms don’t care if their kids are gay, transgendered or just going through a phase, they just want them to grow up in a loving accepting society. So they are blogging about it, and want your support.
Today we’re talking to C.J.’s mom who writes the blog, Raising my Rainbow where she anonymously shares her story about raising her 4 year old son C.J. who love princesses, Barbie dolls, Alice in Wonderland and pretending he’s celebrity home style cook Paula Deen.
Listen as C.J.’s mom shares with us the messages she’s gotten from thousands of people from all around the world for being a mom who supports her kids to be whoever they want to be.”
Listen to the podcast here:
Thanks to Fausto, Marc, Feast of Fun and their listeners for the love and support.
Who else can I thank this week? Readers from Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Norway and Pakistan who have hopped on the rainbow to follow our adventures.
Alice I listened to the podcast over the weekend and was so touched at the way on which you’re raising both of your children. I think my parents tried really hard to do what was best for me…oh how I wish they’d had the insight and foresight you do. Your doing an amazing job!
Thanks for doing for your child what my parents and so many others couldn’t or didn’t know how to do…thanks for not allowing CJs spirit to be crushed!!
I have just listened to the podcast and it lighten up my day and make me so hopeful that there are parents like you in the world. The way you love and embrace your son, thinking about every possible ways to protect and at the same time treasure who he is at a person really touches me
Best wishes to both of your sons. Thank you for making such an impact in the world by being the parents you are.
Listened to the episode. You are as sweet on the recording as you are on your blog! Keep up the good work. Whether CJ is gay or straight, he is truly gifted to have a mom and dad as supportive as the two of you!
I listened to your Feast of Fun podcast today and I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know you owe me a box of kleenex! I was at work and I got quite faklempt. I was even “glad-er” my co- worker was out. You and your husband have renewed my faith in humanity. What decent, good people you must be. I was a littte distressed when your CJ did not turn out to be my sister’s boyfriend’s son CJ, even though I knew “My” CJ was a little older. He loves cheer-leading (but clearly was “shamed” about that) doing hair and sparkles. It’s a small world. I would not worry about “Dr”Phil, if I could blow that hard, I would be the Queen by now
Thought of you last night. Came across a book I had for a while and I pulled it out to read to my son last night. Its called “Oliver Button is a Sissy” by Tomie dePaola. Its a kids book with a great message about a boy who likes to do things that girls do, the kids that tease him and the lesson they all learn.
I can’t get over this podcast! You’re really moving up in the world. I’m reminded of the main character from ‘Julie & Julia’ who made a blog about cooking and it became so popular! I bet you’re going to receive tons of cards and gifts and such. You should post his Bday or something (unless its an identity compromise–we don’t want that at all). People from all over would send him gifts!
and New Zealand!