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When My Son Does My Makeup

C.J. started dabbling in makeup like most of us started — with Lip Smackers and cheap, hand-me-down eyeshadow that was a free gift with purchase. A spritz of perfume here. A few coats of nail polish there. Suddenly his makeup … Continue reading

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Real Dads Let Their Sons Do Their Makeup

For years, my son has been using my wife’s makeup to give his Barbie dolls makeovers and put makeup on a life-size mannequin head he got for Christmas a while back. Then he started doing my wife’s makeup regularly, so … Continue reading

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Raising My Rainbow In The Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune recently asked me and others, “When boys wear dresses: What does it mean?” “At a time when there’s increasing awareness of transgender adults, the youngest gender-nonconforming Americans are also starting to come forward. That includes the kids … Continue reading

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Son of a Preacher Man

“I had planned to become a Catholic priest–I spent 18 months in seminary following college before I realized I was gay. I also attempted suicide when I was 13.” – Singer/Songwriter Tom Goss. Stop everything you’re doing and watch this … Continue reading

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C.J.’s Oscars Red Carpet Reactions

On Giuliana Rancic: I’d wear that to a fancy Easter dinner. On Mindy Kaling: It looks like she was a blueberry and then she got run over right up her middle and the blueberries squeezed out her armpits. On Sam … Continue reading

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The New Gender Binary

Binary: (adj.) consisting of, indicating, or involving two. When I first started blogging about my adventures in raising a gender creative son, I wasn’t very educated when it came to gender. All I knew is that I wanted everybody to … Continue reading

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Phobic Football

Yay sportsing! Yay football! Yay Super Bowl! Chase likes football. He played flag football for three years and really enjoyed it; but he didn’t enjoy getting teased by his peers for it. Apparently flag football isn’t cool. You know what … Continue reading

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