Being Black And Genderless

When I was 14 years old, I told my friends about my uneasiness regarding being a girl/woman, and how I wished I weren’t one. Fast forward a decade later and I still don’t know where to stand regarding my gender. I am definitely not cis-gender but I’m unsure about transitioning and going through a potential […]

My Gay Son And Me

By Anonymous When my son was about 12 years old I decided that when I spoke about someone special in his future it would be a good idea to stop saying ‘girlfriend’ and instead use ‘partner’. At that time it was a just a cautionary measure. Fast forward about two and a half years, my […]

Young, Black, Gay and Married

Twenty-something, black, gay and married; not words you often hear put together. But this is our daily life, we are Maury and Taylor Chasteau-Simien. We were married in New York City Hall (very Sex and the City) in November 2015. Since getting married we’ve received the typical questions from friends and family: How does it […]