61 episodes

The Outspoken Voices Podcast is created by Family Equality, with a new episode delivered every month. With help from invited guests, we address discuss essential topics for LGBTQ+ families, or members of the LGBTQ+ community who are thinking about starting a family.

Outspoken Voices - a Podcast for LGBTQ+ Families Family Equality

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

The Outspoken Voices Podcast is created by Family Equality, with a new episode delivered every month. With help from invited guests, we address discuss essential topics for LGBTQ+ families, or members of the LGBTQ+ community who are thinking about starting a family.

    LGBTQ+ Parents and Allies Navigating Race in Schools

    LGBTQ+ Parents and Allies Navigating Race in Schools

    Join Family Equality for an important conversation about navigating race in the Texas school system, with special guests Stacey and Cheralyn Stevenson, Melanie Maine, Jackie Juarez, and Sonya Parker Goode, facilitated by Luna Malbroux. In this hour-long “roundtable” discussion, these amazing advocates share their experiences as LGBTQ+ parents and allies raising children of color in Texas—from deciding which neighborhoods to live in to advocating for their children in school and everything in ...

    • 55 min
    Author, Poet, and Activist: Sunu Chandy

    Author, Poet, and Activist: Sunu Chandy

    In this episode host Emily McGranachan and co-host Dakota Fine meet with Sunu Chandy and discuss her recently completed book of poetry My Dear Comrades. On the pod, Sunu reads three poems and gives careful thought to her work and life as a lawyer, mom, wife, daughter, and outspoken member of the LGBTQ+ community. We discuss: being the child of immigrants, fertility issues, adoption, misassumptions about identity, and being a parent and a caretaker. About Our GuestSunu is an activist, civil ri...

    • 40 min
    An Open Book: LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Children's Books with Alli Harper at Ourshelves

    An Open Book: LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Children's Books with Alli Harper at Ourshelves

    Whether you're searching for your child's first picture book or striving to diversify your neighborhood library, it's not always easy to discover books that represent diverse families in a loving and respectful way. In today's episode, we're joined by Alli Harper, founder of Ourshelves: Diverse Book Boxes for Children, to talk more about the impact of diverse storytelling and how we can come together to advocate for more LGBTQ+ representation in #KidLit. About Our GuestAlli Harper is the foun...

    • 39 min
    Intersecting Identities 2.0

    Intersecting Identities 2.0

    LGBTQ+ families, adoption, and identities intersect in many ways. Previous guest Nishta and Tatiana return to discuss how adoption factors into their family stories and how discrimination and unequal systems for parental recognition continue to harm our families. Learn and laugh with these two rockstar parents of color, from the south, in multiracial families.About our guestsTatiana Quiroga is the Director of Family Equity and Diversity for Family Equality, and also previously served as Direc...

    • 48 min
    LGBTQ+ Adoption & Foster Families

    LGBTQ+ Adoption & Foster Families

    Matthew Ramsey shares his story of fostering to adopt 2 brothers with his husband. Matthew offers wise and insightful advice for anyone considering adoption and for all parents who want to make sure their kids feel loved and supported. They also discuss the work Family Equality is doing to ensure that as many kids in the child welfare system as possible can find loving homes. This episode is Episode 33 of the Today We Tried Podcast by Colugo.

    • 41 min
    Our (Queer) History

    Our (Queer) History

    LGBTQ+ history is part of our family stories. We’ve been creating and recreating family forever. This episode author Sarah Prager tells us more about a few beautiful and complex LGBTQ+ families from history (and today).

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Grandma Maggy ,

Nice podcast for foster families of all foster are

I have written a book for young children being adopted. You can find this book at Amazon.com

Author Maggy Monteith
Finally I am Home.

hangonslupert ,

Great podcast!

I’m slightly biased because I was on one of these episodes but I’m a listener and fan as well. Really informative and interesting.

Lynnette McFadzen ,

Inclusive podcast

I felt well represented.

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