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Post of the Week: “How a Trip to Disneyland Changed My Trans Family Forever”

Post of the Week

This week’s pick is from Alithea Howes, who writes about a trip her family took when she was 12, when her father was first transitioning into her identity as a transgender woman.

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Four Thoughts for Ally Week

Ally Week 2017

Not only is it Banned Books Week, it’s also Ally Week,  GLSEN’s annual program “where LGBTQ K-12 students and LGBTQ educators lead the conversation on what they need from their allies in school.” Even those of us already in the LGBTQ community would do well to think about what this means and how we can help. Here are a few things I try to keep in mind.

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LGBTQ Parenting Roundup

LGBTQ Parenting Roundup

More news for and about LGBTQ parents and our children that I haven’t covered at length elsewhere. Pull up a cup of something and enjoy!

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Edie Windsor: The Passing of a Hero

Edie Windsor

She always seemed too full of life to ever be gone from it, with her signature scarf and boundless energy—but Edie Windsor, whose case led to the first federal recognition for same-sex couples, died yesterday at the age of 88.

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Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmatic, and Resistance: Back-to-School Time in the Trump Era

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My son is starting high school this fall, which I find hard to believe—it seems like just yesterday that I was driving him to preschool. This year feels different for other reasons, too. Last year, we headed into school time with the assumption that progress towards LGBTQ equality and inclusion in education would continue with little hindrance. This year, however, the pall of federal actions against LGBTQ students, particularly transgender ones, hangs heavy over all of us.

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