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Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde: Black lesbian feminist poet activist. (1934-1992). Women’s History Month

In my last blog, I wrote about Jeanne Manford, a gay rights activist, straight mother and school teacher in New York.  It’s important that you educate your LGBT children so…

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One Who Led The Fight For Gay Rights: Jeanne Manford

March is Women’s History Month.  Gay children should know who paved the way for them when homosexuality wasn’t accepted in the 1970’s.  One hero worth talking about was a school…

President Joe Biden delivering the State of the Union address

Where is the Civility in Politics?

When the President of the United States is addressing the joint session of Congress during his State of the Union message, you listen politely.  Whether you agree with him about…

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“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” of 2022

The Ugly A record number -nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills were filed in 2022.  These bills were to limit the rights of LGBTQ Americans this past year. Half of them specifically…

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“You’ve Come A Long Way Baby,” but Don’t Rest on Your Laurels!

On Thursday, with a 258 to 169 vote, the House lawmakers approved the Respect for Marriage Act.  Thirty-nine Republicans backed the legislation with all Democrats present.  The bipartisan vote mirrored…

Supreme Court of the United States ends marriage discrimination - Obergefell vs Hodges

Freedom of Religion vs. LGBT Rights

Remember the baker Jack Phillips in Colorado?  He denied making a wedding cake for a gay couple because he didn’t believe in same-sex weddings.  His insistence made headlines over ten…

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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…

Edith Windsor

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…

Monkeypox

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…