Earlier this month Holly wrote a book review of the LGBT book “Square Affair” by Timmothy J. Holt. See it at Rainbow Book Reviews. It is a very worthwhile book with many lessons for us all.  Read Holly Maholm’s review here.

Posted By • January 31st, 2016

Recently Holly penned an article on the importance of pronouns in the transgender world. See her opinion piece in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News.

 

Posted By • January 31st, 2016

Here is a new book review by Holly of a very deserving book which is very relevant to a transgender reader. Check it out at:

Read Holly’s review of “Love, Always” here

Posted By • January 31st, 2016

Read an excerpt from Brave in Ribbons at Pink Play Mags the well-known and respected voice of LGBTQ in Toronto.  Go to page 38 of the current Winterplay! issue.

Read an excerpt from Brave in Ribbons here

Posted By • December 22nd, 2015

Here is one of my most precious Christmas memories. I hope you will find the joy I remember, and also the sadness I feel today.

Read “When Frank and I Saved Christmas” here

Posted By • December 15th, 2015

Have you ever been the “new girl” at school? Are you ready to welcome a “new girl” to your school? Open your heart and learn how to make a new friend …

 Read Holly’s article at GirlZone here

Posted By • December 10th, 2015

Article by Holly in tagg Magazine, Washington D.C.

Caitlyn Jenner visited Chicago, and she was greeted by demonstrators! Were they bigots? Right-wing nuts? No. Read Holly’s take on Caitlyn’s confrontation.

Read Holly’s article about Caitlyn Jenner here

Posted By • December 8th, 2015

I was interviewed by Tia Ewing of Channel 19 here in Cleveland for the launch of my book Brave in Ribbons. This report aired the morning of Thanksgiving Day, and I have gotten some wonderful feedback. Many thanks to Tia for her journalistic skills and over-all kindness!

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/30610343/transgender-woman-turns-pain-into-pages

Posted By • December 3rd, 2015

I recently wrote an article for the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News:

“We are nearly into the Christmas Season, and me being filled with Christmas Cheer, I have decided to show Scrooge “how it’s done” and reach out to those in need (well, a few of you, anyway).

“This is an offer which will not result in you receiving any additional presents (that’s Santa’s job, not mine), but if you are selected as one of the beneficiaries of my Christmas generosity, you will be grateful, nonetheless.

“I am a transgender (“TG”) woman, and a few years ago when I began my transition, I learned an amazing fact. Which is: That it sometimes happens (and by “sometimes,” I mean “much, much more often than it ought to”) that when a TG man or woman first “comes out” and announces to his or her family that, “Hey, I’m TG” a most unusual reaction can occur.”

A wonderful christmas card we received. Certai...

A wonderful christmas card we received. Certainly good enough to photograph, so here it is. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Check out the full article: Adopt-A-Transgender for Christmas

Posted By • November 23rd, 2015

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This is a message – really some free legal advice – for Christians everywhere. I am an attorney and have been since 1977, so I have been around the law a while. What I have to say may surprise you, but I hope you will listen with an open mind.

First, I must tell you that I am one of those LGBT people – a transgender woman, to be precise. But what I have to say could be said by any experienced attorney, or by any thoughtful follower of Our Lord.

Me having been a lawyer for 36 years, you can imagine I have deep respect for the law. But let me tell you one aspect of that “respect.”

Let us say, I am waiting outside the grocery store, and I see, not far away, a man using a screwdriver to break into a car. Now, what do I do? First, I look around for a policeman, because I believe I am witnessing a crime, and if so we need a policeman to take action. Car theft is not a joke.

But if there’s no policeman around, then what would I do – what would a normal person do? Well, probably nothing. I might yell at the thief (from a safe distance), or I might try to take his picture with my cell phone, but that’s about it. I am certainly not going to go over there and confront the thief.

And why is that? Because the way “the law” works is – we ordinary citizens are supposed to leave enforcement of the law up to the “officers” of the law.

Just imagine what chaos would result if, instead of relying on law enforcement officers, all the laws were enforced by ordinary citizens: People who usually have no idea what the law is, and would be out there just willy-nilly arresting other ordinary citizens they see around them doing things which – in their ill-informed opinion – must be “unlawful.”

Truly, there would be chaos! And there would be a considerable increase in violence, because lots of the citizens being arrested will feel they are in no way breaking any law. Or, with a bunch of untrained amateurs running around making arrests for no good reason, people would rapidly lose respect for the law, itself.

Now, coming back to our original topic, we all know that certain students of the Bible tell us that the Good Book declares LGBT people to be “sinful” or even an “abomination.” That LGBT people are – by their actions, or even just by being “who they are” – showing disrespect to Our Lord.

So, for the sake of argument, let us take what they say as true. Now, I ask you Christians, what should “law enforcement” do when the “law” involved is “Divine law?”

Even supposing that LGBT people really are “breaking God’s law,” who or where is that policeman who will make the arrest? If you have studied the Bible, you know it doesn’t deputize any (much less “every”) Christian to run out and try to impose punishment on people who might be falling short of His perfection.

No, if you are a sincere believer, you will respect God’s law. And that means, you won’t run out and try to arrest others who – in your private, personal opinion – are breaking His law.

That’s not your job. That’s His job!

Our Lord is perfectly capable of enforcing His own laws. Do you think, when you are standing behind the counter at your bakery, and a same-sex couple comes in to order a wedding cake, that Our Father is unaware of this transaction? That, if you were to just go ahead and bake them the cake they want, and if they were to have a lovely, memorable wedding ceremony, that, for some unknown reason, the fact of them being a same-sex couple will somehow escape God’s notice? And then something terrible will happen (perhaps because of all those gay people tasting buttercream icing)?

Please, Christians, you running around denying other people the cake they want (or the marriage license they are entitled to) (or the jobs they want, and can do) (or the apartment they want to rent, and can afford) (or the child they would like to adopt, for whom they would be good parents) is disrespectful to Our Lord.

He sees all these things and is not deceived. And right now, what He sees is a bunch of people who – for some unknown reason – think that the Creator of the Universe is either unaware of what is happening in His world, or that He is incapable of enforcing His own laws in the way He chooses.

That – my Christian friends – is disrespectful to Our Lord.

Posted By • November 3rd, 2015

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