My child, Z, told me they wanted to be a boy when they were only eight years old. I thought it was like them telling me they wanted to be a firefighter or an astronaut. I dismissed the entire conversation as unimportant. This was the first of many mistakes I’ve made regarding my son’s transition. I still regret not taking Z’s words more seriously.
Before my child donned sideburns and a small beard I worried every single time he stepped into a public restroom with Men on its door. …
I’m feeling so joyful today despite the dreary, humid weather outside my window. Things are really moving along with all the new stuff coming from LGBTQueer-ies — books, podcasts, exclusive products, and fun with our Ko-fi page.
Recently a friend told me he found out his teenager is transgender via Facebook. He felt hurt and confused. I can imagine all the questions, doubts, fears, overwhelming concerns that floated through his mind when he read the Facebook post — or announcement in this case.
This particular friend — like so many other parents — has always felt extremely close to his child. He thought their relationship was one where anything and everything was open for discussion without judgment or ridicule.
Learning of such an important facet of his kid’s life through social media made him feel left out…
So many amazing things have been happening at LGBTQueer-ies headquarters! I’m super excited to spill the T on three fabulous things to come!
But let’s start with the latest content as we carry the feeling, meaning, and sentiment of Pride throughout the rest of 2021.
A couple of weeks ago my family and I went to our first Pride celebration in more than a year due to COVID restrictions. We were all so excited about seeing so many vibrant colors, happy faces, and passionate flag-waving. These are often the first things many folks notice at Pride events. But it’s not all about rainbows, queens, and fabulousness.
This is the latest mini-newsletter of Fat And Sassy .Life. You can find the link to the whole fabulous issue of Choose a Fat and Sassy Life below.
Friday was Bring Your Dog to Work Day! Did you celebrate? My pittie pup kept me company during my writing time in my office, but she usually does that :-)
Shredded chicken sandwiches were a family staple for almost every holiday party or celebration. And they were always at least a little bit different depending on which aunt made them. Even my mother and grandmother didn’t agree on one perfect recipe.
There are a million ways to make a shredded chicken sandwich, but I’m definitely partial to this one.
The key to its simplicity and easiness is having your chicken cooked ahead of time. We have a great recipe here if you want to bypass the pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from your local grocery.