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RaisingMyRainbow.com is a blog about the adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son.

The Father Of My Children Has Changed

A year ago Matt was badly injured while he was on duty. He has been at home trying to heal and adjust ever since. Being married to a police officer, I knew that this was a possibility, that he could … Continue reading

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He Just Needs To Find His People, Then He’ll Be Safe

Growing up, I instinctively knew that I had to worry about my brother’s safety because he was slightly effeminate when young, people assumed he was gay as a teen, then he came out shortly after high school. All of those … Continue reading

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Dress Code Debacle

It’s end-of-the-school-year season around here. For middle school and high school students, that means there are lots of events happening for which the youth are expected to look extra nice and fancy. Which also means it’s a time when schools … Continue reading

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Chelsea Handler, Parenting, Gender & Us

A few months ago, we spent the day with Chelsea Handler talking about parenting, gender and what it’s like raising a gender nonconforming child. See some of our time together on the latest episode of her Netflix show Chelsea (Season … Continue reading

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Survey of Teachers: LGBTQ Bullying on Campus

I’ve put together a brief, 10-question survey that I’d like educators and administrators to answer. The survey is 100 percent anonymous. I’m not interested in who you are; I’m interested in what grade you teach, the state you live in … Continue reading

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The Gender Creative Child Book Giveaway

When people ask for resources to help raise and/or support a differently gendered child, at the top of my list has long been Dr. Diane Ehrensaft’s book Gender Born, Gender Made. I’ve officially added her latest book (released this month) … Continue reading

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