Julie Tarney

Julie Tarney is a proud mom, writer, and advocate for LGBTQIA youth. Her memoir, My Son Wears Heels (University of Wisconsin Press 2016) and blog are about her experiences raising a gender creative child of the ‘90s and what she learned from him along the way about gender identity, gender expression and self-acceptance. Julie is a board member for the It Gets Better Project, blogs for HuffPost Queer Voices and is a contributing voice for True Colors Fund’s Give A Damn Campaign. Julie lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she’s also her drag artist son’s biggest fan.