Articles written by: Levi Sable

Levi Sable is the stay-at-home-dad of Jetpack, whose (highly appropriate) nickname was coined while he was bean-sized. Levi’s home base is Queer Dads Blog, where he rants about how precocious his kid is, gender, sexuality, and (very occasionally) politics. In his copious spare time, he is a speculative fiction writer, a full-time caregiver to his adult disabled sister, and a gardener. Levi Sable lives in a small house in Madison, Wisconsin, with his partner, small child, sister, three cats, dog, and two ferrets.

Sex is a Funny Word: Interview and Giveaway
Books / Culture

Sex is a Funny Word: Interview and Giveaway

Our desire to have a book that does gender differently, and better, was key as we started writing “Sex is a Funny Word.” There weren’t any sex ed books for kids that included kids who are gender non-conforming, gender diverse, trans, or simply not sure where (or if) they belong given the options they see in ways that didn’t feel tokenistic or pathologizing.

Photo credit: Levi Sable
Family / Parenting

To the Bigoted Mom at Walgreens

To the bigoted mom at Walgreens, Hi! I don’t know you, and you don’t know me. But I do know your son. He was in my kid’s class last year and this year. He has trouble reading. I know this because I spent most of the time doing one-on-one work […]

Target Goes Beyond Gender Stereotypes
News & Politics

Target Goes Beyond Gender Stereotypes

When you think of Target, do you think of gender neutrality?

Trans 101: DOs and DON’Ts
Advice / Identity / Life

Trans 101: DOs and DON’Ts

So your co-worker, aunt, favorite celebrity, or daughter’s BFF is transitioning. How do you deal?

Interview with Author of Jacob’s New Dress
Books

Interview with Author of Jacob’s New Dress

I held within my two hands a book about a kid having a very similar situation—written with a delicacy and understanding that blew me away. I was lucky enough to able to interview one of the authors of Jacob’s New Dress, Sarah Hoffman.

A Dad by Any Other Name
Family-building

A Dad by Any Other Name

There’s a dilemma that pretty much faces every parent who transitions after children come into their lives. What does my kid call me?

Saying Goodbye to Screen Time
Family / Parenting

Saying Goodbye to Screen Time

Winter sounds like a great time to get rid of screen time, right? TOTALLY.

The Blazing Fire: LGBT Jewish Identity on Hanukkah
Spirituality & religion

The Blazing Fire: LGBT Jewish Identity on Hanukkah

When I light candles with my family tonight, I’ll remember to bring the light of Hanukkah—the strong, powerful flame—into other aspects of my life.

The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community
News & Politics

The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community

Historically, The Salvation Army has been anti-LGBT but that may be changing. When does the queer community forgive? How do we start?

rainbow troll probably does not have lice, thankfully
Family / Kids

The OTHER L-word: Lice!

Maybe they’re hiding in the sheets, or Rock ‘N Roll Elmo, or…