Julie Tarney is an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth, speaker, and author of the award-winning memoir, MY SON WEARS HEELS. She serves on the board of the It Gets Better Project, blogs for HuffPost, is a contributing advice columnist for My Kid Is Gay, and an active member of PFLAG NYC's Safe Schools Program. She was named a “Favorite Queer Hero of 2016” by HuffPost and one of BlogHer's “Voices of the Year” in 2015. A longtime resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Julie now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she can often be found cheering in the audience at her creative director and sometimes-drag-artist son Harry’s performances.
My first face-to-face with iconic LGBTQ rights activist Edie Windsor was actually an encounter with only the two-dimensional images of her that appeared on signs and homemade masks carried by... read more →