My Homophobic Trans Child

I haven’t been entirely honest with my child.  In an effort to convince her that there’s nothing strange or abnormal about being transgender, I’ve stacked the deck in her favor, filling our world with as many transgender and gender-nonconforming people as possible.  We do a lot of play dates with other kids from our support…

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Tom Boy Trans Girl

Especially in the beginning, when my child first started insisting she was a “girl with a penis,” people were constantly noticing her “boy behaviors” and pointing them out to me. My dad told me he had consulted his best buddy, Gary.  Gary and my dad have a ball doing guy stuff together. They spend Saturday…

gendermom FAQ

I get a lot of people asking me the same questions, generally with the tone of, “But have you thought of this?”  Yes, believe me, I’ve thought of it.  And it was probably keeping me awake last night. But I want you to know that I’m not a terrible mother, so let’s run through a few of…

My Penis Girl

Well, I suppose it’s time I started blogging about all of this. Where to begin? Just over five years ago, I had my first (and only) child.  A boy!  Cool!  Boys love their moms, right?  He’d be a hip, feminist guy like his dad, who loved Legos and martial arts and sci-fi but could cook, too. …