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People like me are killed here.

Hi, my name is Karen, and I’m gay and a Texan. My first girlfriend taught me to notice who was around me before I touched her so that neither of us would be beaten or killed. I thought, ignorantly, that she was being silly. It was 2011 for goodness sake. But I live in Texas, […]

Gender v. Sexual Orientation: a short primer

Several weeks ago I had a guest author write about how to talk with your kids about sexual orientation. While I loved much of what Wesley said in her post, I was a little concerned about the way she treated gender and sexual orientation. Because this is a common point of misunderstanding, I want to […]

When your own kid might be gay

I am delighted to have a guest blog post from Wesley Davidson today. Wesley is an award-winning writer. She has written articles on health and childcare for such publications as Good Housekeeping, Adoptive Families, and American Baby She is on a panel of experts for the on-line publication, KIDZEDGE.com. Wesley has been on Internet radio, […]

How to do sex ed, NYC style

One of the most common questions I get from parents is how to start the conversation with their kids about sex. I was recently on a little vacation in New York City, and because I rarely take a mental vacation even if I’m taking a physical vacation, I took pictures of a few items of […]

Say No to Crazy, Yes to Legal Rights!

There is a video making the Internet rounds of a crazy woman giving an anti-LGBTQ rant at a Lincoln, Nebraska city council meeting.  And I assure you, it is well worth watching for the utter hilarity of figuring out how she ties together the television show Winter Wipeout, “orgyers,” Whitney Houston’s death, Hillary Clinton’s lesbian […]