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November is Trans Awareness Month

It’s important to be aware of the trans population every month, not just November.  In the United States, there are laws in certain states such as Texas, that you can…

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LGBTQIA: What Does the A Stand For? No, It’s Not Ally!

Have you heard about ACE this week starting October 23rd when GLSEN raised awareness about the term? Read the blog and find out its true definition. The correct answer is…

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A Straight Mother Thanks Edie Windsor

October is LGBT History Month!  Edie Windsor was a pioneer for same-sex marriage and its benefits! When our gay son was in his twenties, before President Obama’s evolvement of “sacred”…

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Pronouns Aren’t Just Good Grammar

It’s International Pronoun Day! If you have an LGBT child, you need to address them by the right pronouns. It not only demonstrates acceptance but acknowledges their identity.  It is…

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October 11 is National Coming Out Day

The purpose of National Coming Out Day is to support those in the LGBT Community.  According to the February 17, 2022 Gallup poll, LGBT identification in the United States had…

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Bisexual Awareness Week: September 16-23

The Bisexual Awareness Week, culminates in Bisexual or Bivisibility Day on September 23. Why do we hold this annual event? Bisexuals make up the largest portion of the LGBTQ+ community (40%…

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What Constitutes Bullying? How Can You Make The School Your Ally?

Children should be able to learn in a safe environment but compared to heterosexual students, LGBTQ+ students receive a disproportionate amount of bullying.  Perhaps your child has already started school…

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Evaluating a Supposed LGBTQ+ Friendly College

In my co-authored book, When Your Child Is Gay (Sterling: 2016), I interviewed J.R., born Jennifer Rebecca in Staten Island, New York.  Jennifer felt she was mismatched with her birth…

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You’ve Heard Of It. But What Is It? Monkeypox

Nearly 5,000 people in the U.S. are reported to have Monkeypox.   But 20,000 people have it in seventy-five countries. The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a public health emergency…

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Why LGBTQ Adults Keep In Touch With Rejecting Parents

I’ve read about Mothers who give hugs to LGBT children ( “free mom hugs”) who are rejected by their straight non-accepting parents.  Sometimes these hugging mothers even substitute for the…

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A Sticky Situation in Florida

To a child, a sticker is a reward.  It’s a gold star on a chart.  It’s an appreciation for good grades, a hand-out at the doctor’s office for good behavior.…

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GLAAD’s 2002 Annual Accelerating Accepting Study Has Disappointing Results!

June is Gay Pride Month in many U.S. cities.  It demonstrates solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ population and its allies as well as advances in LGBT+acceptance since the Stonewall Rebellion of…

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Ellen DeGeneres Packs Her Bags, But We’re Still Unpacking Her Message

On May 23rd, The Ellen DeGeneres show, after its 2003 debut, ended.  Who would believe today that Ellen had a tough time selling the show, but she did? She had…

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School Board Overrules Fl. Superintendent re: Yr. Book Stickers

Like any high school yearbook, Longwood, Florida’s Lyman High School, considered to be one of the best in the state, will have room for the usual autographs in their yearbooks:…

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Denial: What not to do when your child comes out

Coming out is fraught both for parents and their LGBTQ+ children. Your child has likely carefully planned what they’ll say, perhaps they’ve even rehearsed it in front of the mirror…