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.
Julie’s Contributions to My Kid Is Gay
July 2017 – Is an 8-Year-Old Too Young to Know He’s Gay?
December 2016 – Why Did He Only Come Out to Me
September 2016 – My Trans Son Still Likes Girly Things
March 2016 – When He Thinks Being Gay Is Being A “Sissy”
December 2015 – Getting Through the Holidays with Homophobic Relatives
December 2014 – For the Gender Non-Conforming Child on Your Holiday Gift List
September 2014 – Discipline Without Driving Away
June 2014 – Handling a Son’s Femininity
May 2014 – Parent Advice: Talking to Young Children