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Best Tips and Tools for Parents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or any other sexual orientation or gender identity!) Kids

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This playlist contains Heather Hester's very best tips, tools, and snippets from interviews for helping your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or any other sexual orientation or gender identity) kid navigate the coming out process. This playlist contains Heather Hester's very best tips, tools, and snippets from interviews for helping your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or any other sexual orientation or gender identity) kid navigate the coming out process. << Show Less
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What Is Non-Binary? Tash and Marthe were a long-distance couple that have recently broken that distance and started a podcast! To bring their series "Breaking The Stigma" to a close, they invited their friend Jules to talk about being non-binary and transgender in today's world. Listen to the rest of this episode to learn more about Jule's journey and where they are now!
Rhea Butcher talks about Anti-Trans Legislation in Arkansas and How Maria Pepe Became the First Girl To Play in the Little League Rhea Butcher, the host of Three Swings, focuses on the forgotten history of baseball in women's and minorities' leagues. In this episode, they talk about Arkansas' new anti-trans legislation, including barring trans teens from playing in their chosen leagues, and how the first girl to play Little League Baseball defeats any argument against letting kids play.
Pretending is Torture Coming Out Coach Rick Clemons encourages listeners, LGBTQIA and straight, to be vulnerable, be true to who they are. "The truth of who you are is far more powerful than the false truth of who you are pretending to be."
Understanding the Mental Health of Your LGBTQ Teen Heather Hester breaks down the specific statistics regarding LGBTQ+ mental health, including what behaviors or symptoms to look for and how we as parents and allies can offer support at home and how to find professional help.
Hey Parents, This is What Your Teen Wants You to Know! Connor co-hosts this mom/son episode with Heather giving us all specific questions to ask our LGBTQ+ kids (and ones not to!), insight on what is going on in our teen's brain and body, and so much more! Heather and Connor have a very close and transparent relationship that is the result of a ton of hard work on both of their parts - and they want to share that closeness with everyone listening - love is how you create it with another - no shoulds or shouldn'ts. Just love. (and laughter ;))
The Importance of Inclusive Literature for our Kids Heather is joined by author Greg Howard in this on-point discussion about inclusive literature, the importance for our kids to be able to see themselves in the characters of books, and appreciating the unexpected moments of connection with our kids.
Introduction to Playlist Introduction to Tips and Tools for Parents and Allies Playlist
Surviving Conversion Therapy Being LGBTQ interviews author and conversion therapy survivor Marcus James who shares the journey of his youth, knowing he was queer from a young age, what he learned, and how he survived!
How Does Representation Help With Realization? Celia Laskey, author of the new book "Under The Rainbow," talks about her coming out and the why behind her new novel.
LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Children's Books Another beautiful example of the ripple effect. How each of us can help diversify our libraries and book stores...consider how meaningful and impactful it is for your LGBTQ+ child to see themselves represented in literature!
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