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Dove released a new commercial this week that features Shea, a transgender mom. “Moms are redefining what it means to be a ‘good mom.’” The ad begins with text reading, “Moms are redefining what it means to be a ‘good mom,’”...
AUSTIN, TX – Lawmakers in Texas continue to debate transgender bathroom legislation as a new bill aims to wipeout transgender protections. Introduced by Rep. Ron Simmons (R), House Bill 2899 would block all counties, cities, and school districts in Texas...
People handle startling news in many different ways. Some withdraw in order to process, others seem to handle almost anything with great stride, while others tend might laugh or joke when it’s really not appropriate to do so. We...
Last week, the CBS reality show, Survivor, made headlines. The reason being a contestant, Zeke Smith, was betrayed by a fellow contestant- by his being outed as a transgender man. Jeff Varner was facing elimination from the competition. In a...
So, should you feel bad when you dream about your partner the way they were before transition? I do. I wake from a dream feeling as though I somehow cheated on my wife, with my wife, when she lived...
A new commercial in India, made by Vicks, has gone viral as it features a little girl and her transgender mother. "Against all odds, Gauri is raising orphaned Gayatri as her own,” The 3 ½ minute long spot is a true...
There is nothing quite as awkward as having someone you know not recognizing who you are. For a transgender person however, this can be a common occurrence. Nevertheless, it is still strange when it happens, particularly when you are...
Blessed-Melissa Ballard-Trans Families-Transgender Universe - A mother looks back at the journey and the struggles her transgender son faced in order to become his true self. - Trans Families by Melissa Ballard

Blessed

Looking back to the beginning of our LGBT journey with our kid in 2014, more things make sense now. As they say hindsight is 20/20, right? Once the kid had come out as lesbian, I knew a support group...
When a transgender person finally takes the step to come out to the people closest to them, you can pretty much be assured it came after significant angst and lots of courage building. For a trans person to tell...
Okay, I get it- in a world where our very life could be threatened by just existing; defending our identities and being taken seriously is crucial. But is it really worth putting down others? I’ve talked about transgender and non-binary...