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Is it their smile, their voice, their touch? They both give me so very much. I cannot imagine my life without either one. I am most definitely in love with two men and I'll openly admit it. Daily ...
by rollycal
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Oct 28, 2014 at 09:12 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Should I be tall, Or can I be short? Should I be vegan, Or can I eat pork? Should I be thin, Or can I be thick? Should I stay single, Or say “yes” to Nick? Should I color my hair, Maybe blue, ...
by nene20
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 03:28 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
As someone recently thrust, kicking if not screaming, into the ranks of relationship-challenged singles, the subject of dating is timely for me. Having never actively dated in Memphis, where I now ...
by Iztlan
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 05:44 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Last night, I had a dream about Howard Street. When I was growing up in Chicago's East Rogers Park, Howard Street was the edge of the known universe. That was where the neighborhood changed and ...
by TheFatLadySings
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:48 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
I have never been a politician. I've always run other peoples' campaigns, or vaccinated the elderly, or looked for ways to treat substance abuse, or dragged groups of young leaders with me to ...
by TheFatLadySings
Comment Count 61 comments on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 03:02 AM PDT with 120 Recommends
In September of 2008, my 16 year-old daughter Alice shoves her way onto the planning committee for Modesto's 3rd annual LGBT Pride Festival. She takes to carrying around a notebook into which she ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM PST with 96 Recommends
High on the list of things I wish I could explain to people about children like mine, is the importance of pronouns. In general, we don't think about them all that much, but for those like my ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 67 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST with 123 Recommends
which of course means there will be a future, which is always good news! Sometime in the next few days Leaves will leave the hospital and return to our home. But it will not be the same, certainly ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 69 comments on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:02 PM PST with 287 Recommends
In June of 2008, we celebrated my daughter Alice's 16th birthday at the Santa Cruz Pride Parade. We'd enjoyed the parade from the sidelines for years, but until four months ago, Alice was still ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM PST with 68 Recommends
Back in November, I wrote a post about my father. This is a follow up. My Dad is dying. There is no sugarcoating it. No “nice” way to say something so horrible. You try to avoid the d-word, to ...
by bobcatgrad
Comment Count 88 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:01 AM PST with 173 Recommends
(May 2008) After a breakdown in her therapist's office , my sixteen year-old daughter Alice ends up at Sutter Psychiatric on a 72-hour hold for the third time in a year and a half. It's mid-...
by laurustina
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 11:27 AM PST with 44 Recommends
(2008) In early May, four months after fifteen-year-old Jordan became Alice I get a panicked phone call from her therapist twenty minutes before I'm scheduled to pick her up. I leave work and drive ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 03:26 PM PST with 38 Recommends
Those of you that read this regular series know that I am from Hackett, Arkansas, just a mile or so from the Oklahoma border, and just about 10 miles south of the Arkansas River. It was a rural ...
by Translator
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:59 PM PST with 15 Recommends
(April 2008) Six weeks after my daughter Alice unzips her Boy Suit, I manage to schedule us a lunch date with the facilitator of the local transgender support group held in our town's tiny (and now ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 03:59 PM PST with 57 Recommends
I stopped working for a moment, lit a cigarette and thought to myself, “How did I get here?" How did I come to be standing in a muddy ditch, chin deep in thorn bushes wiping mouse piss off my hands?
by DuzT
Comment Count 63 comments on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 05:56 PM PST with 169 Recommends
When I was a young boy, growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta in the early 80s, I visited the local sports card store with an obsessively. Often, I just stood and gawked at the expensive, rare cards ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 06:02 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Yesterday I went to visit her in the Hospital. I wept, and I'm not a man to be brought to tears easily, but I wept as I looked at the mother of my father sleeping in a hospital bed. She ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 96 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:30 AM PST with 280 Recommends
I haven't really been able to celebrate Christmas this year. Or last year. Or the year before that. The year before that was my father's last Christmas. He spent it in a hospital bed that had been ...
by Killer of Sacred Cows
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM PST with 82 Recommends
This is a repost "Two North" is a story about one Christmas when my mom was spending time on the psychiatric ward of our town's hospital after trying to commit suicide to escape a physically-...
by Eclectablog
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 01:59 PM PST with 20 Recommends
(March 2008) It's been a month since Alice unzipped her Boy Suit and from Day One, she's been nagging me about Estrogen. After double-checking that estrogen wasn't the new underground drug high, I ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM PST with 54 Recommends