We are a country of inclusiveness, as is evident by our very name: The United States of America. How we treat transgender soldiers should be no different.
You’ve undoubtedly heard of the public health campaign that warned “Don’t Drink and Drive” or “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk,” right? Well I’m proposing a similar campaign.
For Millennia, religious doctrine has been telling us “thou shalt not” when it comes to sexuality, instead of prescribing healthy ways that sexuality and spirituality can coexist.
Most of us don't get married planning to have an affair. But then later, there we are, at the divorce attorney's office, signing papers.
Sex sells. Sexuality sells better.
Fact: your children are sexual beings (scary thought, I know). We're totally comfortable guiding them in pursuits as they pertain to school, work, athletics, friendships, hobbies and any other aspect of their lives, but the minute it relates to sexuality, we freeze up. Unfortunately, we can't just ignore that piece of them.
So, you want an abuse-free life? Great. Now it's time to actually do something about it, but what constitutes as abuse is broader than you think.
Let me illustrate.
Everyone deserves an abuse-free relationship, but do most people know what that actually means? The answer is: not really.
Fear not. We've got you covered.
With all the attention on the issue of transgender rights, it's important to know what it means to be transgendered.
The decisions our leaders make impact tens of thousands of lives, we owe it to them to inform ourselves.
Alarmingly, there are still differing opinions on conversion "therapy." My opinion? That you can't call it therapy if you need therapy when it's over.
Here is my editorial recently featured in the Reno Gazette-Journal. Why do I believe as I do? Because science, that's why.