Creating Inclusive Communities for Families Who May Hold LGBTQ Identities
On this episode of the Learn With Less® podcast, we sat down with Mason Aid, an LGBTQ educator focused on inclusion and how to take the next step in becoming an ally.
* Mason’s background, and how they got into the work they’re doing today* A few basic definitions of useful vocabulary, such as pronouns, non-binary, cisgender, and the difference between sexual identity and gender identity* Various things Mason has had to consider because of their own gender identity as a non-binary parent* Mason’s suggestions for families to consider when it comes to supporting their own children as they start to build awareness of their own gender identities* Top tips for parents, caregivers, and educators who want to create an inclusive, supportive community for young children* A few of Mason’s favorite resources to share with families or helping professionals who want to support others who are questioning or who are coming out
Helpful Resources to Acknowledge For This Episode:
Mason’s Compassionate Coming Out Guide: resources and tips on how to respond, and how to deal with how you might be feeling if a child or family member comes out to you about their gender or sexual identity
Queer Kid Stuff YouTube Channel
Pop N’ Olly YouTube Channel
GLSEN, for educators and parents of school-aged children
PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
The Trevor Project, supporing LGBTQIA+ youth
Everywhere Babies, by Susan Meyers
Free Infant/Toddler Development Blueprint: what are the four major areas of early development… and how can you use the pillars of Learn With Less® to support that learning, using the time, energy, and materials you already have?! Download our free blueprint today.
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