Raising My Rainbow

Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull ...

Author: Lori Duron

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780770437718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, Lori's younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi." C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff—really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow. Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content
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The Dialectic of Digital Culture

Raising My Rainbow (blog), March 22, 2018. https://raisingmyrainbow.com/2018/03/22/myson-is-tripped-kicked-stabbed-told-hes-invisible-at-school/. ———. Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son.

Author: David Arditi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498589871

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This edited collection analyzes dialectically the role of digital technology in contemporary society. The contributors identify the cultural logics and oppressive forces reproduced in the digital era and challenge celebratory readings of digital technology.
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Strategies for Child Welfare Professionals Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth

to go back to frequently on the gender journey of self-discovery, deeply affirming of the uniqueness and worth of every person. ... Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son, Lori Duron (2014).

Author: Gerald Mallon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787753891

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Expert guidance for child welfare and youth care professionals looking to increase their knowledge about, and skills in, working with transgender and gender expansive youth and their families. Many professionals working in child welfare and youth service (including line workers, supervisors, managers, and administrators), lack adequate knowledge about trans or gender expansive identities, which means they are not sufficiently prepared to address or respond to the needs of trans or gender expansive youth. This guide will provide readers with the information they need to do their jobs effectively with youth of all genders, including guidance on relationships, discrimination, mental health, foster care and homelessness. It provides examples of successful practice in a variety of case narratives from youth and their families.
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Another woman raising her child “Zoomer” as non-binary, actually “corrects” the child for “perpetuating gender ... Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son, detailing how she was raising her son to be ...

Author: Mark Dice

Publisher: Mark Dice

ISBN: 9781943591053

Category: Political Science


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It’s as if we’re living in an episode of the Twilight Zone. Every day we are inundated by news reports, trending topics on social media, and new political movements promoting such bizarre beliefs about race, gender, sexuality, and life in general, that it’s impossible in many cases to distinguish whether such ideas are serious or if they’re a parody of what liberalism has become. The political differences between liberals and conservatives used to be pretty well established, but recently the tug of war between the Left and the Right took a dramatic and disturbing turn. Modern liberalism has been replaced with new mind-boggling agendas promoting the adoption of unscientific, authoritarian, and sociologically disastrous ideologies. In attempts to accomplish their plans, the Left are conspiring to end freedom of speech, traditional families, long-cherished holidays, and hope to implement a new world order. Who is behind this madness? What is their ultimate goal? How far are they willing to go to achieve it? And what can we do to stop them? Bestselling author and media analyst Mark Dice takes you on a tour inside the minds of those constructing this new social landscape in his groundbreaking investigation: Liberalism: Find a Cure.
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How to Raise an Intuitive Eater

Raising the Next Generation with Food and Body Confidence Sumner Brooks, Amee Severson ... Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son, by Lori Duron. Real Kids Come in All Sizes: Ten Essential Lessons to ...

Author: Sumner Brooks

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250786616

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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With the wisdom of Intuitive Eating, a manifesto for parents to help them reject diet culture and raise the next generation to have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Kids are born intuitive eaters. Well-meaning parents, influenced by the diet culture that surrounds us all, are often concerned about how to best feed their children. Nearly everyone is talking about what to do about the childhood obesity epidemic. Meanwhile, every proposed solution for how to feed kids to promote health and prevent weight-related health concerns don’t mention the importance of one thing: a healthy relationship with food. The consequences can be disastrous and are indistinguishable from the predictable and well-researched impact that dieting has on adults. Weight cycling, low self-esteem, deviations from normal growth, and eating disorders are just some of the negative health effects children can experience from the fear-based approach to food and eating that has become the norm in our culture. Sumner Brooks and Amee Severson believe that parents want the best for their kids and know a parent’s job is to make them feel safe in the world and their bodies. They want them to grow up to be competent, healthy eaters, living their best lives in the bodies they were born to have. Intuitive Eating is more talked about than ever, and the time is now to make sure parents truly understand what it means to raise an intuitive eater. With a compassionate and relatable voice, How to Raise an Intuitive Eater is the only book of its kind to teach parents what they need to know to improve health, happiness, and wellbeing for the littlest among us.
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Youth Sexualities Public Feelings and Contemporary Cultural Politics 2 volumes

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son. New York: Broadway Books. Ehrensaft, Diane. 2007. “Raising Girlyboys: A Parent's Perspective.” Studies in Gender and Sexuality 8(3): 269–302. Ehrensaft, Diane.

Author: Susan Talburt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440850400

Category: Psychology

Page: 525

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These volumes offer an in-depth analysis of youth sexualities as they shape and are shaped by public feelings and by American social, cultural, and political contexts. • Focuses on a range of youth sexualities and experiences • Offers an innovative analysis of the role of public feelings to show how adults monitor youth sexualities and how youth actively respond • Provides researchers, policymakers, activists, NGO workers, educators, and communities new lenses through which to understand youth sexualities • Shows how activists work to include and address youth perspectives on difficult or unpopular topics • Incorporates the contributors' expertise in disciplines ranging from women's, gender, and sexuality studies to educational and cultural studies to communication, rhetoric, anthropology, and sociology • Connects research in youth sexualities to the increasingly influential "affective turn" perspective of critical theory
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LGBTQ Culture

Raising my rainbow: Adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son (1st ed.). New York, NY: Broadway Books. Ehrensaft, D. (2011). Gender born, gender made: Raising healthy gender-nonconforming children (3rd Revised ed.).

Author: Bruce E. Drushel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000287110

Category: Social Science

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Recent decades have seen remarkable changes in the cultural visibility, legal status, and social acceptance of LGBTQ+ people, from positive representations of queerness in television series like The L-Word and Will & Grace, to films about queer intersectionality like Moonlight, to openly-gay and lesbian elected officials and leaders in the business community, to the end of anti-sodomy laws and marriage discrimination. With these advances have come assimilation of the queer subculture into the mainstream and, with it, loss of both some of the stigmatization of non-heteronormativity and the very cornerstones of the distinctiveness of LGBTQ+ communities, including queer neighbourhoods, bars and nightclubs, bookstores, publications, and other queer businesses. Queer couples and their children are migrating from LGBTQ+ enclaves to neighbourhoods with better schools, queer singles meet in virtual spaces rather than in bars, and LGBTQ+ bookstores and community centres, once the hub of queer communities, are closing, replaced by Amazon.com and social media. These changes raise the question of how LGBTQ+ culture is changing and whether, like many assimilated subcultures before it, it may be in fact endangered. This book examines these seismic changes, their sociological and cultural implications, reminisces about what has been lost and gained, and hints at what the future may hold for LGBTQ+ people. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality.
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Welcoming and Affirming

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD (2011) B Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us. Kate Bornstein (2016) B Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son. Lori Duron. (2013) B The Right to Be Out: Sexual ...

Author: Leigh Finke

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506466538

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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How should I respond when a teen comes out? Do I have to tell their parents? What does it mean to be transgender? And how do I talk to a trans youth? These are the kinds of tough questions facing Christian communities everywhere. It's not enough for faith leaders to improvise their way through these questions. Leaders need concrete tools to navigate the LGBTQ+ landscape. Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian Youth is one of those tools. A handbook for pastors, youth workers, church leaders, educators, and other adults in Christian settings, the book provides answers to the most pressing questions about sexuality, gender, mental health, safe sex, and more. Written by a team of LGBTQ+ adults, Welcoming and Affirming features first-hand, personal testimonials from queer young adults who have experienced the joys and hardships of being queer and Christian. You'll walk away with a lot of insight, prepared to love, affirm, and accept the LGBTQ+ teens in your community the way God does--exactly as they are. Welcoming and Affirming is a companion book to Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens.
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A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity and Sexuality in Early Years

... Raising Healthy GenderNonconforming Children by Diane Ehrensaft and Tess Ayers The Gender Creative Child by Diane Ehrensaft Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori Duron Transgender Child: A ...

Author: Deborah Price

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784505943

Category: Psychology

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Aiding discussion of gender diversity and sexuality with very young children, this practical guide helps practitioners explore these themes in early years settings. Promoting and extending current good practice, the book offers advice and activities that will support children in discovering their identity and also demonstrates how to work with parents. This guide presents a background to gender theory alongside examples and case studies, showing that activities and settings can work together for children to recognise their full potential in a supportive environment. This book addresses a wide variety of topics such as staff training and team management, how to support and promote men working in childcare, transgender issues and ways practice can be challenged, to give those working with young children a great foundation for teaching about diversity. Proposing aims that early years practitioners can work towards and providing practical ideas to take directly in to the workplace, this hands-on guide sets out to create and encourage outstanding practice for all professionals teaching young children.
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Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K 12 Schools

... media portrayals 134–136 “Race Visibility and Safe Spaces” 129 “Rainbow Warriors” 154–159 Raising My Rainbow, “Back to School Blues...and Pinks” 17–21 Raising my rainbow: Adventures in raising a fabulous, gender-creative son 280 ...

Author: Sharon Verner Chappell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351697422

Category: Education

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This exploration of effective practices to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and gender-diverse students in elementary, middle, and high school contexts focuses on curriculum, pedagogy, and school environment. Narratives and artwork from the field are framed by sociocultural and critical theory as well as research-based elaboration on the issues discussed. Applications of antidiscrimination law and policy, as well as learning skills like creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking help teachers tackle some of the most significant educational challenges of our time. The stories of real-world practices offer encouragement for building inclusive environments and enhancing social-emotional relationships among youth, families, and schools. Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools provides a helpful roadmap for educators hoping to create safe and empowering spaces for LGBTQ and gender-diverse students and families.
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