Category Archives: Musings on the News

Feds state clearly that Title IX protects gender nonconformity

Breaking news! The Transgender Law Center is praising the U.S. Department of Education for releasing new guidelines yesterday regarding Title IX and sexual violence that make clear Title IX covers gender identity and gender stereotypes. From their website you can read … Continue reading

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Even One

Part of the description tag of this blog is “what happens to kids who don’t care to live in boxes.” Well, apparently, one thing that happens is that they get kicked out of school. Meet Kamryn Renfro of Colorado. She … Continue reading

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My Little Pony Update

An update on my last post about the boy in Buncombe County, NC who was told not to bring his My Little Pony lunch bag to school because it was a “trigger for bullying:” The Huffington Post reports that the … Continue reading

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Fury. And hope.

Here in North Carolina, Buncombe County Schools are getting some unwanted attention. When 9 year-old Grayson Bruce brought a My Little Pony lunch bag to school (featuring Rainbow Dash) he got shoved around and harassed by other kids. The school … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past

Since I mentioned in my last post how news coverage of gender expression has changed recently, I just had to share this “blast from the past” that my father found going through old papers yesterday. It’s good to remember that … Continue reading

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Today’s ABC News

Today ABC News published an interview with Tim Snyder about being the father of a gender-nonconforming son. Now folks will always (always!) find something to quibble with about however gender expression gets presented, explained, or framed. But I think this … Continue reading

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State of the Dress Code

Eight years ago, you’d see exactly two options for vice president and speaker’s tie…red or blue. Tonight, check it out…Biden in bright lavender and Boehner in apricot. It’s nice… (Feb. 13: Daily Beast notes pastel ties at State of the Union)

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A Better Place

How’s your Friday? I have a bad cold, we are trying to close on a house and pack, snow and icy mix is starting to fall (which here in the south can cause complete havoc), and work is super busy. … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas Is for Everyone That Knows My Kid to Read This

Just in time for Christmas! Dr. Edgardo Menvielle gives all you parents of gender-nonconforming kids a clear, succinct, to-to-point explanation you can print out and stick right in your holiday cards! (I made a PDF version for your convenience at … Continue reading

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Oddly Normal

NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, recently featured John Schwartz and Jeanne Mixon — a couple who have written a book called, Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. Schwartz, a … Continue reading

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