Tag Archives: Raising gay child

Come Out Of The Closet Son…Then Go Back In…

Sixteen months ago I asked a question that got a decent amount of attention on the internet: “Do you think that it is possible for a homosexual person to not have to come out of the closet.  I don’t mean … Continue reading

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Open Letter to LGBTQ-phobic Pastor Sean Harris

Homophobic North Carolina preacher Sean Norris recently gave a sermon in which he advocated physically assaulting gender variant toddlers.  Listen to it here.  This letter is my response to him. Dear Pastor Harris, Hi.  I’m C.J.’s Mom and boy would … Continue reading

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Q&A With Grandma Colorado

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how our family has evolved since C.J. swished and flourished into our lives.  So, I decided to interview Grandma Colorado via email.  I hope her evolution is apparent to you.  She went from … Continue reading

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Sing Sow!

Setting: Chinese Food Restaurant, Friday Night, Orange County, Calif. “That guy is FAT! And HAPPY! I like his skirt!” C.J. said pointing to the restaurant’s statue of Buddha that was as tall as he is. C.J. put his arm around … Continue reading

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Owning It

I took the kids to the park to let them burn off some energy.  C.J.’s Brother was practicing some of his Parkour meets Jackie Chan meets eight-year-old white boy from The O.C. moves while C.J. played with a pink and … Continue reading

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To The Unborn Children of Homophobic Tweeters

Dear unborn children of the 100 homophobes who tweeted that they would murder you if you are gay,* I’m sorry. I’m sorry that you got shitty parents.  Unfortunately it happens sometimes, though in a perfect world it wouldn’t. I’m worried … Continue reading

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Reflections: Raising My Rainbow Turns One

Last October my effeminate three-year-old son wanted to be Snow White for Halloween.  I Googled a bunch of random phrase combos, trying to fit a life dilemma into a search bar.  Boys dressing as girls for Halloween.  My son wants … Continue reading

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My Son Wants to be a Mommy, Not a Daddy

His name was Aaron.  He had stick-straight, baby-fine blonde hair that fell in his eyes.  He had glasses and was tall for his age.  We were in early elementary school and I could always count on my persuasive powers to … Continue reading

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Ballerinas, Buns and Boobs

Most mornings I awake to my two sons and some sort of mayhem.  It could include, but is not limited to, someone’s extreme hunger; children eating sugary contraband after sneaking downstairs unattended; a lost doll; a lost password for a … Continue reading

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If My Son Is Going To Hell, So Am I

I used to like going to church. My entire youth and early 20s were spent at church. I was there once, often twice a week, learning how to be a good Christian, playing broom hockey, taking gently worn shoes to … Continue reading

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