Tag Archives: homosexual
My Son Sees Gay People
It started about six months ago, right around his ninth birthday, that’s when my son starting seeing gay people. We were driving through West Hollywood on our way to Uncle Michael’s. Stopped at a red light on Santa Monica Boulevard, … Continue reading
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
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
Reflections: Raising My Rainbow Turns 3!
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for three years now. Back then, I had a three-almost-four-year-old boy who worried me because he liked everything intended for a she. I started this blog to connect with other families raising … Continue reading
C.J.’s Brother Comes Out
C.J.’s Brother is 10 and he has come out. He is straight. Months ago we had a family date night. The four of us went out for Chinese food and, then, I needed to walk next door to the grocery … Continue reading
He Knows He’s Gender Nonconforming
C.J. and I were at the park on a sunny summer day when we ran into a girl from his kindergarten class and her mother. As the kids played, the mom and I got to talking about our respective summer … Continue reading
Which Straight Parent Gives Sex Talk To Gay Child?
I was in fifth grade. I boarded the school bus and a sixth grade girl asked me if I was virgin. “No,” I said giving her a dirty look and finding a seat. That sounded like a terrible thing to … Continue reading
How Chick-Fil-A Almost Ruined My Family
At one point last week I was pretty sure that Chick-Fil-A had ruined my family. When the Chick-Fil-A anti-gay controversy broke out during the summer, it was a no-brainer for C.J.’s Dad and I to have a conversation with our … Continue reading