Gay Rights, Creative Book Trees, Gingerbread, and an Early Morning
I had an early start this morning. I was up and running before 7am. I did the email thing, checked the blog roll, had coffee, and put a delish breakfast casserole in the oven. Before I knew it, Amanda Corlies and West Thornhill arrived and we enjoyed said casserole, coffee, and conversation.
This week's coffee porn gathering, obviously, was held at my house. While we brainstormed the PA did a wonderful thing and baked cinnamon rolls! YUM! More coffee, conversation, and cinnamon-y goodness continued. West worked on some of her edits for her book Transcend which will be coming out after the first of the year. It was a lovely morning.
Following the busy morning came a busy afternoon. And lots of bits to share from the internet. So, here are some links:
Wayne and Kelly Maines have struggled to know whether they are doing the right things for their children, especially for Wyatt, who now goes by the name Nicole. Was he merely expressing a softer side of his personality, or was he really what he kept saying: a girl in a boy’s body? Was he exhibiting early signs that he might be gay? Was it even possible, at such a young age, to determine what exactly was going on?
Until recently, there was little help for children in such situations. But now a groundbreaking clinic at Children’s Hospital in Boston — one of the few of its kind in the world — helps families deal with the issues, both emotional and medical, that arise from having a transgender child — one who doesn’t identify with the gender he or she was born into.
this one below is from Wil Wheaton's tumblr:
And with that I am ready to call it a night.