15 June 2011
Today we had an all too brief talk with LGBTQ mother, activist, educator, writer and author of the wonderful book, Let's Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents, Tina Fakhrid-Deen.
Tina shared her story about growing up with a lesbian mom, working through her own homophobia to accept her mother's identity and finding her activist voice in the face of rampant homophobia.
We also talked about how race and class intersect with issues facing kids from sexual minority families and how schools can make sure that they are safe spaces for the kids of LGBTQ parents including anti-bullying policies. Because we still had so much more to talk about, we're working to welcome Tina back to the show later this Summer.
"COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy."
COLAGE members organized the first conference for people of color with LGBTQ parents which had its inaugural event this past May in the Bay Area.
Magazine for youth with LGBTQ parents
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