Tag Archives: adolescence

Ask.fm and Social Media in General — Another Heads-Up for Adults

I know that the issue of kids being bullied while using Last.fm — six teens have committed suicide, [reportedly] after being bullied on the site — is not new news., but it’s relatively new to me. I’m no Luddite, but … Continue reading

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Children Should Not Be a Debate

I’ve reposted and commented on posts from Raising My Rainbow, by Lori about her family and her gender-noncoforming son, C.J. It’s a wonderfully written — funny, touching, informative — chronicle of their day-to-day journey and the hurdles they face (and … Continue reading

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Taking #98 Public and out of the Closet

Of course, with the Internet and social media, it’s practically old news that Jason Collins, center with the Washington Wizards, came out as gay. But even as it’s no longer new news, it’s still huge. Huge for Jason, of course … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots Beautifully: Same Love

One of the most touching and beautiful songs I’ve heard in a while. Play it from the rooftops, play it for the kids. Play it for anyone and everyone who will listen. Call me preachy, if you will. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Raising My Rainbow: I Don’t Expect To Be A Grandmother

Another great piece by Raising My Rainbow, shedding great light on the mine fields of parental expectations and the childhood experiences that can influence them. As always, the humility and openness with which C.J.’s mom writes about her struggles and … Continue reading

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Huge Vassar College Fundraiser For The Trevor Project

Kudos to Vassar for taking the high road in response to Westboro Baptist Church’s hateful statements! Westboro Baptist Church Prompts Huge Vassar College Fundraiser For The Trevor Project.

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