Archive for September 2014

Principal Puts Spamalot Into His Spam

Boy, am I glad my child doesn’t attend high school in South Williamsport, Pa.!  Otherwise, he would not be allowed to watch a high school production of the Tony-award winning play Spamalot that I saw on Broadway in 2009 after its four- year run. Amusing and clever, the parody was a painless history lesson that…

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Who is Caitlin Ryan?

You May Not Know Her Name, But Her Work Has Enlightened Parents Caitlin Ryan is a clinical social worker with a Ph.D.  She lives in San Francisco and is a lesbian.  If her name sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because she, an Irish Catholic, was the focus of an article in the New York Times, September…

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Don’t Overlook Grandparents’ Support

Today is National Grandparents Day.  In terms of supporting a family with a GLBTQ child, grandparents can play a major role.Who better than the experienced and enlightened grandparent whose advancing years have mellowed attitudes about everything: “seen and done it all?” Parents Too Close For Objectivity? While the parents, like many, may react with fear,…

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