Julie Tarney is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, speaker, and author of the award-winning memoir, MY SON WEARS HEELS. She serves on the board of the It Gets Better Project, guest writes for HuffPost, and is a contributing advice columnist for My Kid Is Gay. She's a speaker for 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 son 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 →