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Category Archives: Selves and Identities

What Do Kids Call Their LGBTQ Parents?


Brandy and Susan of The Next Family recently shared their story about what their kids call them—so I thought it was time to repost the survey of parenting names that I’ve been collecting since 2011. Add your names!

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4-Year-Old’s Story Shows Why We Need Gender-Neutral Bathrooms


Let’s let a four-year-old remind us why we must stop the recent assaults on transgender and gender nonconforming people’s bathroom access.

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Transgender Day of Visibility: Parents and Kids


It’s the Transgender Day of Visibility, so here’s a roundup of stories about transgender parents (and one important piece about how we tell the stories of transgender kids).

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Emojis May Soon Show Greater Gender Diversity


Representation matters. That’s why I’m excited that emojis, those little icons used in texting and other online messaging, may be taking a step towards greater gender diversity.

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Gravitational Wave Scientist Talks About Coming Out, Celebrating Difference

Nergis Mavalvala

I’m still excited about the contribution of Nergis Mavalvala, scientist, lesbian, and mom, to the recent discovery of gravitational waves. Here’s a video of her talking about her life, coming out, and the importance of celebrating difference and taking risks.

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