Raising My Rainbow

Raising My Rainbow

Adventures in Raising A Slightly Effeminate, Possibly Gay,totally Fabulous Son

eBook - 2013
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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
Publisher: New York : Crown Trade, 2013
ISBN: 9780770437718
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JihadiConservative
Mar 17, 2016

"Fabulous, gender creative son". Laughable joke.

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notthatjenn
Oct 17, 2014

Sure, it's ok if boys want to wear dresses...until it's your boy. Being accepting of an abstract concept is very different from living with it and confronting your own expectations. Good for anyone interested in reading about raising kids or modern gender issues.

Geni47 Apr 08, 2014

This mother's real problem is not having a transgender child, but the family's complete buy-in to the mass media/ consumer culture of Barbies, Disney and meals at McDonald's, plus a social circle where mothers compete to stage elaborate parties for toddlers! Having a 3-year-old girl obsessed with princesses and fancy clothes would be equally alarming to a more aware parent.

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