Second Trans Woman Murdered in Baltimore

More terrible news from Baltimore – the murder of 26-year-old Mia Henderson, a trans woman of color whose body was discovered Wednesday.  From Parker Molloy at The Advocate:...more

Pretty Awesome

"Do I look pretty?""Yes, you look pretty. So, so pretty."Here I am with another 3-year old going through that "Pink Phase." This time around, however, I've given in to the pink. I've surrendered.I'm encouraging it, even....more

The Lord Looks at the Heart: When My Son Became My Daughter

I am the mom of the little girl called A.J., who was recently profiled in the Kansas City Star. As surprised as I was to find my family in the paper, I am also incredibly proud. ...more
And God will surely bless you for the love you are showing your daughter. My mom loved me and ...more

My Kid Is Transgender. Her Life Has Changed. Our Family Has Changed.

I haven't been writing much lately. I feel like a non-writing jerk who doesn't have her priorities straight. But my heart's just not in it. My heart is elsewhere, with a kid who is having a tough time and needs her mom. ...more
I usually breeze through my BlogHer emails not giving them my full attention but your story ...more

Safer Sex For Trans* People

It’s important for everyone to be safe when having sex. It doesn’t matter what genitalia you were born with or if you get surgery to make you feel more, well, you. Safe sex should always be the priority, so we have assembled a guide for those who conventional sex-ed always seem to forget about. ...more

Two Transgender Women Murdered in Cleveland Last Week

Last week, Cleveland witnessed two brutal murders - seemingly unrelated - of two transgender women.Betty Janet Skinner was 52, disabled and living with assisted care in her own apartment. Her home health care worker found her in the morning with severe head injuries.  ...more
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Blindsided By a Name --Chelsea Manning

A storm raged, a private little tempest that sprouted over this town during my homeward commute, sparing everything outside a six-mile wide bubble. My short rush from car to home soaked me. Once inside, coping with soggy clothing and not yet motivated to change, I parked in front of my computer and found a message on whether I wished to write on Chelsea Manning....more
@nellewrites Hey there, thank YOU! For sharing your first person viewpoint, allowing me to ...more

I went to my first PFLAG meeting. Nobody was there.

      I went to my first parent support meeting, i.e. PFLAG (http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=-2).  ...more
I have had this experience with other self-help groups - you finally get up the gumption to go, ...more

Giving Birth to a Unicorn: When Your Child Comes Out as Transgender

I thought I was liberal. I thought I'd evolved from the person I was in my youth: conservative, religious, and specific to this post, a hater of gays and lesbians. It's been a long and frequently shameful road to the person I am now (or the person I thought I was now). The person I am now truly believed that I was a good person, a someone who accepted the LGBT community wholeheartedly. ...more
You should write and publish a book...I savored every word. I have not read writing like this in ...more

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Girl Scout Cookies

Yup, it's Girl Scout cookie time.Those girls time it just right. Just as your New Years diet resolve is weakening, they come a'knocking.In case you need a little nudge toward an extra box of coconut-caramel Samoas, here are 10 good reasons why you should buy Girl Scout cookies....more