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Saying Goodbye to Grandma Izzy

Today we laid my Grandma Izzy to rest.  Izzy passed away a few weeks ago.  I happened to be in Portland that weekend for a writing conference and was fortunate to be able to spend the evening with her before

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Coming Out as Pan-Demisexual

In my book, I don’t talk much about intimate relationships, outside of my first one.  And people often assume that I am straight, because that’s the conclusion I came to at 12 years old when I asked myself “If my

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Free books for schools

Are you a teacher, counselor or student at a middle school, high school or college in Idaho? Does your school have a GSA, Diversity Club or LGBTQ+ section in the library?

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Launching Artwork for LGBTQ+ Families

Today is LGBTQ Families Day! This is the 3rd year that I’ve participated in this event.  It’s one of my favorites as it’s a time mid-year for me to reflect on my advocacy work. Every year I think long and hard about what

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Giving Tuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving which is celebrated annually in the U.S on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.  Usually at this time of year, I’m deciding which charity I want to support and writing my post on Christmas

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Sneak Peek-Dad #1, Dad #2: A Queerspawn View from the Closet

Today is the 12th annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day.  I participated last year through my travel blog.  This year I’m releasing a sneak peek of my upcoming memoir.  Enjoy! My mom has always said when my dad came out

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My ‘Gay’ Family

To be queerspawn is different for each of us. The one thing I consistently hear in our community is that when we meet each other there is a sense of deep understanding and camaraderie.  For me, there’s something comfortable about

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Gender Revolution

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to watch National Geographic’s Gender Revolution.  For those that aren’t familiar, this is a documentary evaluating the complexities of gender identity and our ongoing changing environment.

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Intent vs. Impact

Over the past few months I’ve heard a lot of conversations regarding discrimination where people have made statements that a person didn’t ‘intend’ to be prejudiced or cause someone harm.  They simply didn’t know their words or actions were racist,

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It’s been a year and a half since I started this journey. When I went to my family during the summer of 2015 and told them that I wanted to share our story, I was terrified that they would say

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