Category Archives: Gender

Queer Youth: It’s Getting Better. Whew.

So there’s a time in my life that I don’t like to think about, let alone talk or write about. But I recently wrote a YA novel about a pair of high school soccer players, and I discovered that inhabiting … Continue reading

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We’re having a…!

Well, I’ll let the photo do the talking. That’s right, folks, an additional pair of female gendered beings will be joining our household. Whew. As Kris and I agreed, there’s going to be a lot of estrogen in our house for … Continue reading

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Between the Lines; or, Why I Wrote a Gay Variation on Pride and Prejudice

With my new book, Gay Pride & Prejudice, due to release at the end of this week (March 31), I thought I would take a few minutes to offer up some of the reasons I decided to co-opt and alter … Continue reading

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Lions and Vikings and Bears, Oh My

The other day, Kris came home from Target irate. That actually doesn’t happen all that often—she’s from Minneapolis, where Target was born and still resides. (Wait, that sentence sounds as if I think a corporation could be a person…) Also, … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Gender-Bending Wars

One thing about parenting: Carrying a cute baby out in the public sphere garners far more smiles than I’m used to receiving after twenty years as a gender non-conforming lesbian. My short hair and purposely androgynous clothing–I’m small enough that … Continue reading

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