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March 06, 2018
How Being an Ally To My Son Changed Me and the Road Ahead
I'm a better man than I was 4 years ago. I've my son to thank...
February 12, 2018
Metaphysics, Destructive Cults and Why It Matters In TransParent Expedition
There were some things I was exposed to in Christian culture that were harmful. There...
February 05, 2018
On Calling Each Other Out, Judgements, TERFs and Rose McGowan
I remember the first time I heard the term TERF. I learned the term as...
February 02, 2018
One That Got Away: Runaway Teens Experiencing Homelessness
The largest demographic of teenagers in America experiencing homelessness are LGBTQIA youth. Most of these...
January 31, 2018
Living on a Prayer With Memories and Getting a Parental Do-Over
I'm used to thinking about my son as my son. When I think of memories...
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...
January 22, 2018
Suicide, Dolores O’Riordan, Messages, and Thanks to Readers
Last week, I posted a column about the speculation of suicide or accidental overdose in...
December 22, 2017
Transparenting 101 Homework Assignments Recaps and Gratitude
Transparenting 101 is something close to my heart. Right now, I need to hear the...
December 18, 2017
TransParenting 101 Lesson 4: Dealing With “Friends” and Parents
The friends we make are one of the biggest indicators to our children as...
December 08, 2017
Transparenting 101 Lesson 2: Who to Tell About Your Kid and How
My son and some of his friends have been watching Transparenting 101 with great interest....
November 30, 2017
Discussions We’re Not Having: Reasoned Conversation Vs Conflict
About a month ago, someone I know misgendered someone else I know. I was starting...
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 02, 2017
Gender Based Sleepover Rules Are Silly When Yer TransParent
When I used to be a minister there was a tradition called church lock ins....
October 26, 2017
On Playboy, Transgender Playmates, Ines Rau & Hugh Hefner
After the death of Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy Magazine, everyone was suddenly an...
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...
October 02, 2017
Chapter 5: First Love in the Back Seat of a Cab
I am about to share chapter 5 of my 2015 book. About the time I left...
September 21, 2017
A Trans Parent’s Church Concerns: The Roman Polanski Catholic Church
My phone rang one Saturday night at 11pm. It was my child. He never calls....
September 18, 2017
Trans Parent Ex Preacher’s Church Concerns: The UCC
In last week's blog about churches, I expressed issues about different church traditions. In my...
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....
September 05, 2017
Revolution, Depeche Mode, and a World Gone Horribly Wrong
My fiancee' and I have a lot in common, but our tastes in music differ....
August 10, 2017
The Cost of Polite Discourse and My Anger at the Silencing
Over the last few weeks I have seen three high profile figures mischaracterize and...
July 28, 2017
The First Time Someone Who’s Transgender Trusted Me
Four years before my son came out I was a minister. It was during that...
July 25, 2017
Safe Neighborhoods That Are Not Safe For Our Transgender Kids
What do you do when a safe neighborhood isn't safe for your kids? This is...
July 24, 2017
How About We Don’t Argue: What Really Upsets The Balance
"How About We Don't Argue?" This is a sentiment that many people want to have....
July 14, 2017
Tyranny of Faithful Capitalists & The Cowardice of Eugene Peterson
Eugene Peterson is either greedy or a coward. LifeWay uses capitalism as tyranny for leverage. When...
April 20, 2017
Quitting Ministry: The Day A Parent’s Pain Was Understood
A parent's pain was about to erupt like a volcano as I sat shaking in...
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