Category Archives: Selves and Identities

Pride Ponderings


Pride is a funny concept, with both positive and negative connotations. It goeth before a fall. It makes a combustible pairing with prejudice. The Marines, though few, lay claim to it. Pride can be overweening. It can blind us to the needs of others. But it can also remind us of what is important in life: our children, our families, our identities.

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Watch: “Holy” Video of Transgender, Gender Expansive Kids

Rainbow Train - Holy

“Holy,” the first video from the new children’s album celebrating transgender and gender expansive children may just bring tears of joy to your eyes. Watch.

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ELLE Features Androgynous Maternity Clothing Line

Boxers from Butchbaby & Co.

ELLE, one of the leading fashion magazine in the world, has just revealed sketches of the new androgynous maternity (“alternity”) clothing line from Butchbaby & Co. and posted a fantastic interview with the founders. Gender-nonconforming fashion is fashion indeed. Catch a sneak peek after the jump here, too.

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Mother’s Day: What’s In a Name?

Cherry Blossoms

Today is Mother’s Day, which has me thinking about the many ways of being a mother in today’s world, and about the concept of a “parenting identity”—which may or may not correspond with one’s gender identity.

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StoryCorps Founder Cites His Gay Dad’s Tale of Stonewall as Inspiration


Dave Isay, founder of the phenomenal StoryCorps oral history project heard on NPR (and on the Web), spoke recently about how the inspiration for StoryCorp came from his dad’s coming out and relating the story of Stonewall.

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