Debra Lobel

Writer in the Digital World

Category: Memoir

The Intersection of Two Spectrums

The Intersection of Two Spectrums – Autism and Gender

The Intersection of Two Spectrums

The Intersection of Two Spectrums

Two decades before same-sex marriage was legal in California, my partner Pauline and I had been in a long-term, loving, committed relationship when we asked our Rabbi to perform a commitment ceremony. He kept us on pins and needles for a couple of years until he agreed, modifying the traditional Jewish wedding and calling it a Covenant of Love. Pauline’s biological adult son, Paul, walked us down the aisle. Our friends and family celebrated with us. Months later, like most couples, we longed to raise children together. Continue reading

That Kid is Weird

Adopting an Autistic Child

Thomas with Mom and Edgar

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