Category Archives: Books

A Unitarian-Universalist perspective on our story

I wrote a piece for UU World, the magazine of the Unitarian Universalists, about Lina and me. It’s similar to others, but relates how the church was of great support to us before, during, and after Lina’s transition. And still … Continue reading

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Important new books add to the body of knowledge

When I first encountered Nick Teich and his brilliant Camp Aranu’tiq, the first-ever summer camp for transgender children, I was blown away. First, it’s a fantastic idea. Second, it’s one of those things people talk about doing but don’t get … Continue reading

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Fictional ‘Jonas’ rings true to life

When my writing coach (the amazing Melissa Delbridge) said, “you HAVE to read “Jonas” by Belle Boggs, I thought she was telling me that because it contained prose that achieves everything she keeps reminding me to do: show don’t tell, … Continue reading

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Mind your manners, or else

It’s not every day that your farmer introduces you to the country’s leading gay etiquette guru, but here in progressive North Carolina these things happen. On Sunday, Lina and I were at the lively 10th anniversary party of Lantern, the … Continue reading

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And you may find yourself with a beautiful wife…

As some readers know, I’m working on a book about my extraordinary marriage. (Actually I think all marriages are rather extraordinary. Heck, all people are.) So maybe I should call it unusual. Or, wait, what about unconventional. That’s it! My … Continue reading

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Novel illuminates relationship hurdles

Only recently did I learn about “Trans-Sister Radio,” a 2000 novel focused on a woman – Allie — who stayed with her boyfriend – Dana — after he transitioned to female. They eventually broke up, but, well, I don’t want … Continue reading

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