Tag: outing

Getting over myself so my son can be stealth

Getting over myself so my son can be stealth
We move in the next two weeks, far away from anyone and anywhere we are now. Far away from the small town community that my son transitioned in. Everyone here knows, or knows of, our family. He’s the transgender boy. At least, I like to think that’s how they refer to him, but I’m betting... Read more »

A great time to be transgender

A great time to be transgender
When I posted about Jake’s one-year transition anniversary last month, someone made the comment that it was a great time for a young person to be transgender. Had they told me that a year ago, I think I would have broken down into a puddle of tears and anguish. A great time to be transgender.... Read more »

Marjorie's Story: What's In a Name - A Letter to Pediatricians

Marjorie's Story: What's In a Name - A Letter to Pediatricians
October is LGBT History Month. To honor transgender people and their unique histories, I will be featuring transgender people and parents of transgender children all month long. Through sharing their stories, I hope to raise awareness of this amazing population of people who still struggle for basic human rights. By Marjorie Kay, proud mother of... Read more »
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Meridian Medical Associates in Joliet is not a #TransHealthFail

Meridian Medical Associates in Joliet is not a #TransHealthFail
We’d never visited the Quick Care at Meridian Medical Associates in Joliet before. We’d seen other doctors in their practice, so I knew Jake was on file, but I had no idea what kinds of notes they kept, or how the staff at this particular facility would be. The lady behind the desk smiled warmly... Read more »

My Child is Proud to be Transgender

My Child is Proud to be Transgender
Jake’s voice sounded like a distant hum from the backseat of the car. We’ve all been there as parents. He was talking about dance practice, telling me who sat by whom and what songs the teacher let them dance to. It was late at night, I’d been sitting in my car scrolling through Facebook for... Read more »

What Seems to be the Problem? A Visit to the Doctor

What Seems to be the Problem? A Visit to the Doctor
For being nearly full, the waiting room was remarkably quiet. A cough or a sniffle, the sound of a wrapper being opened or a mother shushing her children. Jake sat across the room, slumped down in his chair while a teenager played on a phone beside him. I’d forgotten to bring a book or an... Read more »
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