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My Gender Creative Son’s First Pride

“That was one of the best days of my life. Thank you so much for taking me,” C.J. said as Matt tucked him into bed for the night. Most kids say that to their parents after a day at an … Continue reading

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If People Think I’m A Lady, Just Let Them

We’re at a restaurant for dinner. The server approaches our table with piping hot entrees and starts placing them in front of us. “And, here are her chicken strips,” she says as she places a basket of food in front … Continue reading

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Straight People Can Come To My Hotel If….

For spring break my family went on vacation with our friends. We stayed at the Montage Palmetto Bluff. It was beyond spectacular! We were allowed to ride bikes on paths all over the resort. I rode my bike so much. … Continue reading

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Survey Says: We Need to Educate Educators About Rights of LGBTQ Students

(This post can also be read at HuffingtonPost.com) During the last two weeks, I’ve read and heard a lot of misinformation about the rescission of federal guidance previously given to schools regarding the use of restrooms and single sex spaces … Continue reading

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Our Bathroom Bullying Story, Actions to Take and FAQs to Know

I’ve been an unhealthy mix of sad, disappointed, pissed, worried and ready to take action since learning that the Trump administration would rescind the federal guidance support for transgender student’s use of restrooms and other single sex spaces. Being differently … Continue reading

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Pediatricians should not be transgender children’s first bully

C.J. and Chase recently made their professional speaking debut in Washington, D.C., at an annual meeting for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). AAP invited us and another family to speak to meeting attendees about caring for gender nonconforming and … 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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