November 20 is the annual observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), an opportunity to honor and remember those who have lost their lives as a result of violence and bigotry directed at transgender and other gender variant people. The day is marked in Baltimore with an interfaith service, vigil, and reading of the names of those lost around the world in the past year, and names of Marylanders lost over the past 23 years.
It’s a reality that many within in the LGBTQ community are familiar with adoption. And, it’s a reality that many of us have questions about what adoption means and how it’s done. The way you and your partner or spouse who want to be parents choose to build your family is a complicated choice. You can adopt from overseas, or through a local agency, or across state lines, or undertake a family adoption or work through foster-to-adopt programs.
As we mark Transgender Awareness Month, there is much to celebrate in terms of awareness for the transgender community but there are urgent issues that must be addressed that directly affect transgender lives.
2016 is quickly approaching. To say the least, it’s been an interesting 2015 for me. How about you? I’ve been engrossed in my own drama and transition this past year, having made a thousand mile move back to my home town.
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Pretty soon we will be in the middle of the holiday season and all that comes with it. Whichever faith version you celebrate – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or others (including the purely commercial variety) – all present opportunities to spend time with family and friends. Over the years, I have heard many stories about the anxiety-filled anticipation before a Thanksgiving dinner, or the stressful occasion itself involving confrontations and arguments, or silence-filled periods. For the LGBT community, the same issues hold but with additional layers. If there are people to whom you have not come out, how to explain your partner? How do you treat those who clearly oppose your lifestyle? What about when comments are made, sometimes intentionally and other times inadvertently, disapproving LGBT issues?
For more than a decade I was an active crystal meth addict. They were the darkest years of my life. I suffered numerous relapses as I struggled to get clean, and my woeful journey back to crystal meth was always the same. First, small changes crept into my behavior; not about crystal meth precisely, but vaguely related habits that had once accompanied my active drug use would begin entering my routine again.
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