Blogging for #LGBTFamilies: C.J.'s Mom

LGBT parenting blog Mombian, which received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Blog, is taking Monday, June 3rd to show the world for the 8th year in a row that LGBT families are just as loving, supportive and valuable to our communities as straight families. Mombian is asking LGBT families, straight allies and all other supporters to write and submit to, a blog post on any topic relating to LGBT families.

The blog, Raising My Rainbow, celebrated Blogging for All LGBT Families Day by writing a poem. Raising My Rainbow is written by C.J.’s Mom, a feisty, sassy girl-woman trying to have it all and usually feeling like she is failing miserably writing about raising C.J. (age 6), the most enchanting child you will ever meet with an insane knack for art and color, interior design and dance.  His passions include Barbie, Disney Princesses, Strawberry Shortcake and women’s hair and shoes.  Paula Deen holds a special place in his heart.

My son is not blue he is pink.

He twirls.

He sparkles.

He captivates.


My son is not blue he is pink.

He skips in his dress.

Wears his nightgown to bed.

Paints his nails with a steady hand.


My son is not blue he is pink.

He dreams of being a grown up.

The girl on top of the wedding cake

and a daddy who is more like a mommy.


I grew up with a boy who was not blue but was pink.

Who loved Wonder Woman.

Who turned into a rainbow.

Who watches his nephew and smiles.


A pink mom married to blue dad raising two boys — one blue and one pink.

Boys who can be any color of their choice.

Love the person of their choice.

Live the life of their choice.


Because when you are a family with a boy who is not blue — but is pink,

you learn to not care what other people think.