Along with terror over the fate of my country, I’m also filled with fear at what may be coming in terms of reversals of the progress we’ve made in the LGBTQ community. ¬†Diversity and inclusion sure don’t seem like part of the mix in our new administration. I refuse to go back to fearing for Emily’s safety every minute of every day. Parents of transitioning children make a torturous journey through the five stages of grieving, reaching a place of acceptance and unconditional love. I know I have. Safety concerns persist longer but lately, it has seemed like progress is being made toward embracing the dignity in all God’s creatures. Now, who knows? ¬†Divisiveness and outright hate swirl around us. All we can do is our best to let go and love. And pray. ¬†I pray for my beautiful, happy daughter who is at last, comfortable in her own skin.

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  1. I share your fear for our children and for the country. I hate all of the vitriol. I love seeing how happy Emily is and am so happy to be part of her support group. We have loved her for over 16 years now, since you all came into our lives at the Clarkson University mixer. Our children have been best friends since then. Let’s try to get together over the Christmas holidays! Wishing for peace, compassion and acceptance for everyone. We all need to treat each other with RESPECT!

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