What Does it Mean to be an Ally – Part 2

What Does it Mean to be an Ally – Part 2

Regardless of what you choose to call yourself, straight/ heterosexual ally or simply another member of the LGBT community as a whole- performing that role…taking that stance…requires a bit more than just spouting platitudes about equality and sounds bites for public...

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What Does it Mean to be an Ally?

What Does it Mean to be an Ally?

Ideally, this is supposed to be a season of giving.  From the time before the pagans’ Winter Solstice Yule was strategically rebranded as the 12 days of Christmas, the beginning of the winter months has historically been embraced as a time to “batten down the hatches”...

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Rainbow Wave

Rainbow Wave

Before the midterm elections, this past November 6th, many were holding their breath in anticipation of the predicted “Blue Wave” of democrats showing up at the polls to rend control from the clutches of a Trump run GOP Washington.  Others cautioned against setting...

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Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week Aside from the outspoken push and pull of ideals and ideologies between political parties this November, it’s important to keep in mind that beyond those ephemeral concepts, there is a real, devastating truth that is affected by the outcome...

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Rage, Rage Against the Dying of The Light

Rage, Rage Against the Dying of The Light

Rage, Rage Against the Dying of The Light Turn on the news lately, and it seems like every gain made in the battle for trans rights is being threatened by the privileged right-wing administration currently dominating in Washington.  The hateful, damaging rhetoric...

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Dating in the Transgender Community

Dating in the Transgender Community

Whether you have grown up with an accepting family and group of friends or have had to flounder alone on your transgender identity journey, everyone questions how to navigate the complicated world of dating.  You want to be honest to yourself, honest to the person you...

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My Child is Transgender – Part 2

My Child is Transgender – Part 2

Part Two - What to do, what to do… As stated in part one of this blog, after you make your peace with reality, a solid beginning towards supporting your transgender offspring is just acknowledging to yourself and to THEM that you still love them.  Hugs and kisses may...

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My Child is Transgender – Part 1

My Child is Transgender – Part 1

My Child is Transgender - Part 1 There comes a time in the lives of parents of transgender children, those that are sensitive to all of life’s variables and possibilities, that they just KNOW. They just know that John, who wants to be called Penny, isn’t just...

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Understanding is the Key to Acceptance

Understanding is the Key to Acceptance

There has been more tension that usual in the LGBT community, and in the world at large for that matter, when it comes to bridging the gap between human experiences.  It seems with every news report we read or see on tv, individuals appear angry, confused, and...

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Transgender Rejection

Transgender Rejection

Choosing to “come out” to your family as transgender is possibly the most terrifying thing a person can do in their journey to accept and live their truest life.  It is a leap of faith that the people related to you by blood will embrace the individual that you know...

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Transgender in Media

Transgender in Media

With the feeling of bleakness descending upon marginalized communities during the current political climate, it can seem like we are heading back to the dark ages when it comes to recognizing the Trans experience as valid and worthy of protection.  Often in these...

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Transgender Suicide

Transgender Suicide

A study was conducted in 2016 by The American Academy of Pediatrics that concluded the alarming revelation that suicide has become the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults in Canada and the United States.  The study considered race, age and...

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