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February 19, 2018
Black Panther and Overcoming Fear to Join Black Lives Matter
Last Thursday evening I went and saw Black Panther. The movie was incredible on many...
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 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 19, 2018
Evangelical Christians, Trump, Health Care: “Leiningen Versus the Ants”
A few days ago, reports of the Trump Administration allowing Evangelical medical providers the religious...
January 15, 2018
TransParenting 101 Lesson 8: MLK Day Special Edition: Don’t Be a Racist
"So what did you think of our group, Pat?" A fellow dad of a 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...
December 29, 2017
TransParenting 101 Lesson 6: Trans Parenting and Activism?
Does a parent of a transgender child have to be an activist? Is this a...
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 15, 2017
Palatine Area Residents Discuss a Teen at a School Board Meeting
For over two years, Palatine Il has been a lightning rod in local and national news for...
November 29, 2017
Discussions We’re Not Having Pt 1: Beyond Our Tribe Vs Theirs
I am a liberal, progressive Humanist. I used to be a conservative, evangelical Christian. The...
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 20, 2017
Pride and Fear: Your Kid Gets a Scholarship and Acceptance Letter
Over the last two weeks my son has received a sizable scholarship and an acceptance letter...
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...
October 23, 2017
Parental Fog and the Unmet Needs of Some Transgender Kids
There are some things that my son gets that I take for granted. Every...
October 17, 2017
What In God’s Name Just Happened? Narcissism Discussed
This is a guest blog of sorts. It is a conversation between two people I...
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 09, 2017
A Parent’s Guide to the Pain of Believing Victims Without Caring
When someone is a victim of trauma, they are often not believed. I am not...
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...
September 22, 2017
TransParent’s Church Concerns: Progressives (The Most Painful Entry)
In the last entry I spoke about how my son experienced deep emotional harm from...
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 13, 2017
A Little Problem: Jeff Sessions: And A New Guest Blogger Annabelle
Annabelle has been a new fixture in my life for some time. She was one...
September 06, 2017
New Lotus Rising: Introducing Alayna Koman: A New Voice That Matters
Introduction Recently, podcaster and friend, Trav Mamone, mentioned their desire that more queer-affirming people pass the...
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....
September 04, 2017
Turning Points, Allies Looking Beyond Assumptions and Vitriol
Something happened yesterday. I did not think this would happen in the time I have...
September 02, 2017
My Frustrations and Reasons I Stand on the Right Side of Wrong
The other day I expressed frustration on social media regarding a high profile writer in the...
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