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January 26, 2018
Courts And Schools that Deny Full and Equal Access: Grabbing the Dial!
In December I wrote about Palatine School District 211's Board meeting. During public commentary there...
January 24, 2018
TransParenting 101 Lesson 9: Another Person’s Problem Isn’t Your Kid’s
I remember hearing a story that horrified me. A transgender teenager I know was going...
November 24, 2017
Hypocrisy of Progressive Celebrities and Shaming Victims
In the news we are seeing victims standing up for themselves. The #metoo hashtag has...
November 22, 2017
Trump’s Trans Military Ban Defeated (Again) and Thankful Things
Trump's Transgender military ban has faced a second federal challenge. For the second time, a...
November 18, 2017
A Man With a Whip in one hand and Emancipation in the Other
"I would see a man with a whip in one hand and a map to...
November 15, 2017
The Cognition of Transgender Teens and Decisive Decisions
There is so much parents of cisgender straight kids do not understand about our kids. That...
November 13, 2017
The Difference A Supportive Parent Makes: Life and Death
When my son first came out one of my greatest fears drove one of my...
November 09, 2017
Asking About a Minor’s Genitals is Creepy And Disturbing
My son and I swap stories. When my son's peers or parents I know find out...
November 04, 2017
A Terrible Little Story About Rape: She Said Me Too
Transparent Expedition is not just about being a parent of a transgender teenager. It is...
October 13, 2017
Wrapping Up Religion Series With a Cis Gender Taxi Driver
I honestly tried to reach out an Olive Branch to my religious neighbors. Every time...
September 19, 2017
Part Two In a Trans Parent X-Preacher’s Church Concerns: Mainline
The mainline church is very diverse. Yesterday I focused on the UCC. I am broadening the...
September 14, 2017
The Problem With Church When You’re a Pastor & Your Kid is LGBTQIA
Up until 2012 I was a minister and into 2013 still identified as a christian....
July 31, 2017
The Drama Triangle Makes it Hard to Write on Transgender Issues
Sometimes the drama triangle is harder to escape than the Bermuda triangle. In 1968, psychotherapist Stephen...
July 04, 2017
Independence Day From Pain and My Wonderful Life
Last night I saw the movie "Beatriz at Dinner" with my fiancee'. I did not...
June 28, 2017
Pride Parades, Private Enterprise, And Nowhere For Hate To Shop
Last Sunday I had a wonderful time with my family at the Pride parade. I'd never...
June 02, 2017
Name Changes and Gender Markers: Why Laws Matter
"Dad, they called me the wrong name at school. They said that wouldn't happen again."...
April 16, 2017
Easter Then and Easter Now: Why Some of us are Difficult
Easter was a personal hell when I was a minister. He is risen, but I...
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