Entries by Pete T

Jacq Kai’s Story

Hello, world. I’m the Dad of a transgender kid. I’m hoping our story will open some hearts and minds, much as ours were opened by our son. My son’s picture is in a presentation given to the Michigan State Board of Education for this proposal: “Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for […]

Our Son Has a Dream, Too

“Our Son Has a Dream, Too” as seen in Huffington Post My seven-year-old transgender son told me several months ago that he wants to be like Martin when he grows up. You know, the one who had a dream. I told my son I didn’t know he was on a first name basis with the great […]

Calling All Real Superheroes

“Calling All Real Superheroes” as seen in Huffington Post We are enamored with superheroes in our country. It’s a part of our culture and I think captures our inherent desire to overcome adversity and help others. To fight for good. The problem is we actually need real ones today. And lots of them. I’m encouraging my […]

The Simple, Self-Evident Truths of Transgender Kids, Equality, and Title IX

Let Us Challenge Traditions Rooted in Biases and Irrational Fears Treat others as you want to be treated. Such a simple, universal rule. The golden rule. So simple we teach it to our youngest children as soon as they reach an age when they antagonize their siblings. So universal that it pervades religious doctrine and kindergarten […]

Human Rights Campaign 2017 Convention Parents Panel

Sarah McBride with Sarah Sult Tchoryk, Peter Tchoryk, Ron JR Ford, and DeShanna U Neal March 11 at 1:16pm One of my favorite parts of my job is working with the exceptional parents on HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council. This morning I had the pleasure of moderating a discussion with four of our parents – Pete and Sarah […]