Julie Tarney is a diversity and inclusion speaker, advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and author of the award-winning memoir, MY SON WEARS HEELS. She serves on the boards of the It Gets Better Project and PFLAG NYC, guest writes for HuffPost, and is an advice columnist for My Kid Is Gay. She participates in PFLAG NYC's Safe Schools Program and is a member of the National Center for Transgender Equality's Families for Trans Equality network. Julie 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 child Harry’s performances.
My son made his world debut twenty-three years ago via triple E-section. (I had morphed during pregnancy from a petite, one-hundred-pound woman to a 150-pound inflatable of myself.) Shortly after... read more →
On my only son’s eighteenth birthday, I presented him with a homemade book titled The Harry Chronicles. It was nothing fancy. Typed pages glued into blank eight-by-five-inch journal I picked... read more →