Queer/LGBT

Watching Reruns with your Kids is Great Sex Ed.

I write all the time about talking to kids about sex.  But the truth is, for many parents finding ways to broach the subject can feel super awkward and weird. Once you are IN the conversation, it goes swimmingly, but getting there can be tough.  Maybe you can’t find the right segue or you get … Continue Reading »

Summertime in Vancouver? Check out The Science of Sexuality

Vancouver’s Telus World of Science has always been a great destination for my family.  Whether a place to let my pre-schoolers run and climb or a place for my elementary aged kids to explore, test, feel, watch live shows and learn through experience.  I heart Science World. When Science World announced that The Science of … Continue Reading »

Gender is messy, get used to it. (part 2)

In my last post I tried to break down sex and gender into simple and understandable parts.  I’m sure it could be clearer.  In this post I offer real life examples that I hope provide some of that clarity since stories can make things real and contexualize theory. Quick review: If gender refers to the … Continue Reading »

Gender is messy, get used to it. (part 1)

Have you heard that trans is the new gay?  Apparently gay is blasé. Everyone, from NBA stars to politicians are gay or outspoken LGB allies.  Country by country (France, Uruguay…), state by state (Minnesota, the 12th state, which one is next?), GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) to Anti-homophobia Day, we are breaking down the walls of LGB … Continue Reading »

‘That’s so gay’

We hear it at the bar and the gym.  They hear it in the playground and at summer camp. People just fling it out there without consideration of its impact. For people who identify as gay or a person reconciling their sexual orientation, the connection between homo and stupid can feel mean- spirited. It can … Continue Reading »