Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son
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, her 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.
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Review: Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative SonUser Review - Catherine Read - Goodreads
"Children are desperate to know that they are loved and accepted by their parents. You need to make the decision that your child's happiness and safety is totally unrelated to his sexual orientation ... Read full review
Review: Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative SonUser Review - Diane Adams - Goodreads
This book was AMAZING. I have become more interested in LGBTQ issues since my daughter has been a part of her school's GSA over the past year. While this book is specifically about raising a gender ... Read full review