Parenting - Politics - Diversions


Category Archives: Education

A Letter to My Son About the Election

2016 Election

My son is 13 years old, and the current election will likely be the first one he remembers into adulthood. There are therefore a few things I want to make sure he understands.

Read more ...

“Queer Kid Stuff” Videos Blend Fun and Learning

Queer Kid Stuff

A new series of Web videos explains concepts like “gay” and “gender” to young children in a fun and informative way.

Read more ...

Hope and Help for Back-to-School Time

Pride Bus

(Originally published as my Mombian newspaper column.) Back-to-school time can be stressful for any parent. There are supplies to buy, schedules to arrange, and forms to fill out. For many LGBTQ parents, it can also bring up worries about our children’s inclusion and safety—but it can also be an opportunity for building bridges. As I […]

Read more ...

Back-to-School Resources for LGBTQ Parents: 2016 Edition

Back-to-School Resources for LGBTQ Parents

I first started posting back-to-school resources for LGBTQ parents in 2006, before my own son was even in school. He’s grown and changed, and so has this list. I hope it remains useful, whether your children are just entering school, starting a new school, or encountering new issues in their educational journeys.

Read more ...

Discussing Orlando with Children


My 13-year-old son said all the kids on his bus today were talking about the shooting in Orlando. At some point, we cannot shelter our children from news such as this. But how do we talk about it with them?

Read more ...


Register to Vote



Daily E-mail Digest

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Books and More

Follow Me on Twitter

Read the Posts!