From podcast host Denise Gorant:
Many of us think we are progressive and accepting, but to step into someone's shoes helps us learn so much more. This episode is NOT JUST FOR PARENTS of LGBTQ+ children, but for ALL OF US. Today I speak with Levi Teachey, who is the Board President of PFLAG Denver and Stacey Shigaya, who is the organization's Board Secretary.
Levi shares his very personal journey as a trans man and Stacey shares her journey both as an ally within the LGBTQ+ community and with her daughter who is pansexual.
We discuss both their stories and the rapidly changing landscape of this community. Please share the episode with friends and family who you think might benefit.
Important Resources from the
Family Acceptance Project
Download the Family Acceptance Project’s (FAP) evidence-based posters to educate family members, providers, religious leaders, LGBTQ youth and others about the critical role of family support to prevent suicide and other serious health risks and to build healthy futures for LGBTQ children and youth.
The posters are grounded in FAP’s compelling research, show how family rejecting and accepting behaviors contribute to risk and well-being for LGBTQ young people. Also developed is an evidence-based family support model that is being integrated into systems of care that use the posters and FAP’s other research-based education and intervention resources.
The posters are available in English, Spanish, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Something to Talk About LIVE
Something to Talk About LIVE, hosted by the PFLAG National Learning & Inclusion team, is a weekly broadcast that creates conversations around LGBTQ+ inclusion and diversity. Join us every Thursday at 2:30pm MT on social media (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn) to be a part of the discussion. Viewers are invited to share their thoughts, ask questions, and their comments may even be featured on the live stream!
Watch past episodes here!
Projecto LGBTQ+ El Segundo y Cuarto Jueves del Mes
It's a Spanish speaking LGBTQ+ social support group that meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Acompañanos en nuestro nuevo grupo de apoyo LGBTQ+ en Español. El objectivo consiste en conectarnos en linea dos veces al mes con otros miembros de la comunidad y escuchar las experiencias de otras personas LGBTQ+. Mayores de 21 años bienvenidos.
Questions, call Reynaldo Mireles at 303-951-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE RESOURCES OF INTEREST:
We Support Black-owned Businesses!
There are a multitude wonderful of black-owned businesses in our community! Take a peek at this list of more than 400 restaurants, shops, organizations, services, nonnprofits, etc. - then shop til you drop and support til you sweat!
Pride lasts 365 days a year! From "The Skimm"here is a list of 17 great reads featuring LGBTQ+ stories!