Tag Archives: LGBTQ

Our Son Is Now The Youngest Pride Grand Marshal In History

When OC Pride contacted us and asked C.J. to be their parade’s 2018 Grand Marshal, we were surprised and excited (but not nearly as excited as C.J.). Then, we learned that C.J. will be the youngest Grand Marshal in Pride … Continue reading

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CJ (age 11) Accepts Award for LGBTQ Advocacy

At the LGBT Center Orange County’s 2018 Indigo Ball (the Center’s biggest event of the year!), our family was awarded the Torchbearer Award for shining a light for LGBTQ people, children and their families. It was a night we’ll never … Continue reading

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Sephora Saved My Son

It was 7 pm on a Sunday night when Matt, C.J. and I arrived at the closed shopping mall. We made our way to a door we knew would be unlocked. Having the entire mall to himself, C.J. wanted to … Continue reading

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My Son is Tripped, Kicked, Stabbed, Told He’s Invisible At School

Hi Mrs. Cora, All of these things are true. I’m not making these up for people to feel bad for me. I just want you to know what has been happening to me. I don’t feel safe at school. Allie … Continue reading

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Our Month in Review: February 2018

Following are highlights from our month on Instagram. Click here for all of the months’ pictures, thoughts and happenings. Me: CJ, what kind of dessert do you want me to make you for your birthday? CJ: A gay wedding cake … Continue reading

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My 11 Year Old Was Just Dumped By His Best Friend Because He’s Gay

This piece originally appeared on HuffPost. My son C.J. lay in my arms all night. He cried until a restless sleep found him, then he whimpered rhythmically. If I moved away, he moved toward me so that our cheeks were … Continue reading

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Our Month in Review: January 2018

Following are highlights from our month on Instagram. Click here for all of the months’ pictures, thoughts and happenings. Let’s face it. I’ll never be as cool as this kid.   Just some logo-inspired art CJ did for our friends HRC to … Continue reading

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