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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 09, 2018
Alabama’s Anti Trans ID Laws and Definitions of “Finished” Transitioning?
The other day I heard a school official use the words "until he is finished...
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...
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 29, 2018
TransParenting 101 Lesson X(xx): Let’s Talk About Sex and Dating!
Having been an evangelical in my teen years really made my sex life as an...
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...
January 12, 2018
What Can Help That Tortured Teen Online: Nothing and Everything
Within a half an hour of posting my column about Lori Beynon, the first transgender...
January 11, 2018
Transgender Teenager Terrorized by Trolls Titillating Themselves
I was about to publish my next TransParenting 101 lesson and I came across the...
January 04, 2018
Cards Against Humanity Saves The Holidays: A TransParent Adventure
Cards Against Humanity saved the holidays for me and my family. I sent them a...
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 20, 2017
TransParenting 101 Lesson 5: Holiday Gifts For Your Greatest Gift
It is almost Christmas. In a previous blog I celebrated the the gift that my...
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....
December 06, 2017
TransParenting 101: Lesson 1: Pronouns, Patience, and Poise
If you are new to this column, I've just started a new series called TransParenting...
December 04, 2017
TransParenting 101: Introductions: So Your Kid Came Out?
When my ex wife was pregnant with our son, I read "What to Expect When...
December 01, 2017
The Discussions We Don’t Have: The Seemingly Normal Day
One morning my son was over at my place. I made some waffles. This was the...
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 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 11, 2017
Trans Passenger: The Taxi Story I Didn’t Tell About The Night
When I was a taxi driver I wrote a blog. The blog got picked up...
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 08, 2017
Danica Roem’s Election and What It Means To This Parent
This morning my news feed is full of celebration, and a few unhappy people. Danica...
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 05, 2017
UCC Open & Affirming(?): Crossing a Line I Never Wanted: Andrew Lang
More than 2 weeks ago I started a series on my concerns about different churches for...
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...
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