I picked this up as required reading for one of my classes. I enjoyed most of the book. It delved into issues with same-sex relationships being similar to opposite-sex relationships in some not so fun ways.
The layout of the book was interesting and I know that some subtleties we missed because I hadn’t read the book that the author was referring to, or had no knowledge of a topic that she discussed. The book was still very good and worth reading.
When I picked this up, I was expecting a romance story. Instead it was a how to do book. My issue with it was that it was presented as Wiccan magic for most of it. I’m not sure that the magic in the book was from the origin of the idea of the list or if it was just the power of positive thinking. Either way, I was not a fan.
I loved this book. I enjoyed it more knowing about the author’s first book, My Shadow is Pink. I knew the concept from the first book, so I didn’t have to think much about what the author meant when he referred to the child’s shadow.
The illustrations and the story were wonderful and I loved that it showed acceptance and friendship.
What a beautiful story about acceptance! The illustrations and story itself were beautiful.
I loved that the reality of a parent’s reluctance to accept his child’s uniqueness was portrayed. The child’s not knowing how to react to get his parent to know who he is was such a great addition to the story. The relationship between parent and child is portrayed just right in the story.
Well. Since it’s June, it’s time to plan for the Pride Parade at the end of the month. Usually, an email goes out at the last minute to ask the staff at work to walk the parade.
This year, I texted a friend who has asked me to walk with his company in the past. They were dragging their feet about asking people to walk the parade, too.
Early last week, I finally got the information about walking with work. I signed up and asked my cousin if she was interested in joining me. She was unsure. I signed her up with me, just in case.
Yesterday, I got the text that my friend signed me up with his company. His group walks earlier than my group, so now I’m trying to decide if I want to walk twice or just walk with my friend. I suspect I’ll be hot and tired after the first run through, so I’ll just be walking with the first group.
I am happy that so many people are a part of this celebration of Pride! I feel like no one has been doing much because of the pandemic, but this event is so important to the LGBT community, it needs to be celebrated.
The above linked article tells about Chelsea Andrea Wolfe, one of the first trans women to compete as an alternate in the Olympics. She wanted to win just to be able to show the Trump administration how she feels about their excluding trans women from sports.
The Olympic committee has specific rules about trans athletes. As long as the athlete is following the rules, which are listed in the article above, the Olympic committee has no issues.
I hope she wins, but I really hope that she doesn’t burn the flag.
According to the above linked article, Marsha was instrumental in the Stonewall Riots which eventually brought us the Pride movement, bringing rights to LGBT people in the United States. The article is interesting and tells a lot about Marsha’s life, even though much of it was difficult. She was a black, trans sex worker whose death was by questionable circumstances.
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute was formed, helping defend the rights of black trans people.