*Keep reading for a voice update!* Lauren: “I just want to get an update about the experience of the name change and finally getting on T. Now that you know more about the process, would you explain it a little bit more?” Oliver: “The first part of the process that took the longest was getting … Continue reading Obviously Oliver: One Week on T!
I am excited to announce to all of you that I will be launching a series of sorts! This series means a lot to me and to the LGBTQ+ community, as I want to spread trans awareness and allow for discussion and questions. Please feel free to reach out to me with any trans-related material … Continue reading Obviously Oliver: Tea on T
I decided I wanted to do something fun and help you all get to know me, as a person, a little bit better. I will be answering a plethora of questions—fun, serious, silly, interesting, personal, and more! My goal is to help others see how LGBTQ+ people are just like anyone else, real and just … Continue reading Q&A About Me
To the toddler who vocalized to their parents’ good friend and insisted that she was a boy. To the young kid who went outside and peed standing up by the Mimosa tree, copying their dad. To the kid who loved sports and dressing in “tomboyish” jeans and tees, never wanting their hair in a ponytail, … Continue reading A Letter to My Younger Self
This is what I lovingly like to call the “alphabet soup” post. My wife was the first one I heard use the term and I have used it since. I’m going to talk all about the acronym “LGBTQ+” and what it means/entails. I know it can be confusing for a lot of people, so I … Continue reading Alphabet Soup
The topic of this week is in regards to marriage and the terminology of an LGBTQ+ couple. The direct statement that prompted this post is: “My gay marriage deserves the same respect as any other marriage… for example, when people refer to one's spouse as your partner instead of your wife/husband.” This is pretty timely, … Continue reading Partner? Spouse? Wife or Husband?
Welcome everyone to the very first post on Live Engayged! I am going to dive deep this first go-around, mostly because of a current happening in my personal life. I think it came up in a very timely manner, so I feel I must share. I must forewarn you to be prepared for quite a … Continue reading An EnGAYging Message