7 episodes

Family Equality, the national nonprofit for LGBTQ+ families, shares stories of the resiliency of LGBTQ+ families in America. In this time of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, it's more important than ever that we tell our stories as they should be told. The joy. The challenges. And everything in between. 

Shining Through The Clouds: The Resilience of LGBTQ+ Families in America Family Equality

    • Kids & Family
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Family Equality, the national nonprofit for LGBTQ+ families, shares stories of the resiliency of LGBTQ+ families in America. In this time of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, it's more important than ever that we tell our stories as they should be told. The joy. The challenges. And everything in between. 

    The Movement for LGBTQ+ Family Equality: Where We've Been and Where We're Headed

    The Movement for LGBTQ+ Family Equality: Where We've Been and Where We're Headed

    Rebecca is the Vice President of Community Impact and Programs at Family Equality, with years of experience working with pregnant and birthing people and the reproductive rights movement. Following the Supreme Court's recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, Rebecca's experience across different facets of the movement for equality helps us better understand where we've been, where we are, and where we're headed. In the final episode of this season, we talk about the challenges LGBTQ+ families ...

    • 29 min
    Heroism of Love: Finding Safety, Family, and Hope in Rural Indiana

    Heroism of Love: Finding Safety, Family, and Hope in Rural Indiana

    Claudia and Rosie are LGBTQ+ parents of Mexican heritage living in rural Indiana. Together, they've seen it all: Being discriminated against because of their ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, and more. But throughout that struggle, they've become pillars in their community and beacons of hope. In this episode, we talk about their love story, becoming parents, finding community in rural Indiana, and navigating the fear and anxiety that comes from something as simple a...

    • 25 min
    There's No Place Like Home: Fighting for Freedoms in Florida

    There's No Place Like Home: Fighting for Freedoms in Florida

    Jeff and Todd are LGBTQ+ parents and advocates living and raising a family in Florida. For over 20 years, they've been at the helm of protests and lawsuits in support of LGBTQ+ rights, from suing for the right to marry in Florida to testifying against the state's recent "Don't Say Gay and Trans" bill. In this episode, they share their love story, tell us about their path to parenthood and advocacy, and explain why Florida — a state passing legislation targeting them and their family — wi...

    • 29 min
    Our Fairytale Love Story: Being Out and Proud LGBTQ+ Parents in Texas

    Our Fairytale Love Story: Being Out and Proud LGBTQ+ Parents in Texas

    Scarlet and Krystle are LGBTQ+ parents living in Texas, eager to show the world that LGBTQ+ families — like everyone else — just want to live a normal, safe, and happy life. In this episode, they tell us about their COVID love story, their journey to parenthood, the battle for family acceptance, and what it feels like to be out and proud both in Texas and online. With their home state leading the way in anti-LGBTQ+ attacks, their story is a testament to the power of love and representation. &...

    • 20 min
    What about the Children: Growing Up with LGBTQ+ Parents in Ohio

    What about the Children: Growing Up with LGBTQ+ Parents in Ohio

    Jadyn is a 21-year-old college student with LGBTQ+ moms living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up a mixed-race daughter of two moms in a right-wing suburban neighborhood, Jadyn had to learn to advocate for herself and her family at a young age. In this episode, we discuss how she navigated being an LGBTQ+ family in a conservative town and extended family, what it felt like to watch her moms get married, and why her experiences have shaped her unflinching allyship today. At a time when anti-LGBTQ...

    • 25 min
    We're Not Going Anywhere: Protecting LGBTQ+ Youth and Families in Rural Indiana

    We're Not Going Anywhere: Protecting LGBTQ+ Youth and Families in Rural Indiana

    Claudia is a nonbinary person of color living in rural Indiana. As the founder of Steuben Pride, Claudia has dedicated their life to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth in the face of adversity. In this episode, we discuss the handful of laws threatening LGBTQ+ youth and families in Indiana, the daily challenges of being a nonbinary parent in the middle of America, and why Claudia remains determined to stay and make a difference in their home state. Their story serves as a testament to th...

    • 17 min

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