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Queer mom chats with queer guests about their families, but with gay...

Jaimie Kelton humorously explores the age-old question: What's it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?

The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we're just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven't put their shoes on and we're 25 minutes late for school. 

"The Queer Family Podcast knows that sharing LGBTQ family stories is a vital way for LGBTQ folks to find community, information, and support, and for the wider world to learn about how we are both the same as and different from other families."

 

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“As a gay mom who's been out in Hollywood for a long time, I know how much representation matters to all the queer families out there. This show gives us a chance to tell our stories with love, honesty, and humor. I started creating my family when coming out could ruin your career in show business. Things have changed a lot since then, but we've still got a long way to go. That's why shows like The Queer Family Podcast are so important. When Jaimie interviewed me about my family in 2019, I told her, "keep on telling these stories"—and she's done just that. I can’t wait to see how the new show takes our queer families’ story to the next level and a bigger audience!"

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The Queer Family Podcast | S16 EP9 | Sarah Kate Ellis: Tackling Trans Rights & Advocacy Challenges
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The Queer Family Podcast | S16 EP9 | Sarah Kate Ellis: Tackling Trans Rights & Advocacy Challenges

| S16 EP9 | Sarah Kate Ellis: Tackling Trans Rights and Advocacy Challenges Jaimie concludes the second annual Pride Extravaganza with Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of GLAAD, discussing the organization’s efforts to combat misinformation and advocate for the LGBTQIA community. Together, they delve into current challenges, such as anti-trans sentiments infiltrating local school districts, and strategies for fostering understanding and inclusivity. Sarah highlights the importance of ongoing activism, voter engagement, and resilience in the quest for equality. Jaimie also details her personal experience with rising anti-trans sentiments in New York City's School District 2, highlighting the infiltration by groups like Moms for Liberty. Sarah Kate provides pragmatic advice on how to tackle such localized bigotry, emphasizing education, strategic questioning, and the importance of a unified front in the fight for equality. Stay informed and inspired by this empowering conversation, and stay tuned for more enlightening stories from The Queer Family Podcast. 🏳️‍🌈Thanks to ⁠California Cryobank (code LOVEISLOVE),  ⁠⁠⁠and our ⁠⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠⁠ supporters. 🏳️‍🌈Interested in advertising? Check out our packages ⁠⁠⁠here.⁠⁠: https://www.thequeerfamilypodcast.com/sponsor-us-2 🏳️‍🌈Key Takeaways:🏳️‍🌈  * Generational Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Life: Insight into how LGBTQ+ experiences and societal acceptance have evolved from the 1970s to today. * Coming Out Stories: The challenges and triumphs experienced by Jan and Linda as they navigated life in the closet for many years. * Family Dynamics in LGBTQ+ Contexts: Emphasis on the complexities and emotional resonance of coming out within one's family. * Historical Context: Reflecting on significant LGBT milestones such as the AIDS epidemic and the fight for marriage equality. * Pride and Identity: Exploration of what pride means to multiple generations within the same family. 🏳️‍🌈About The Guest(s)🏳️‍🌈 Sarah Kate Ellis is the President and CEO of GLAAD, a leading LGBTQ advocacy organization. Under her leadership, GLAAD has leveraged major platforms and cultural moments to ensure fair and accurate representation of the LGBTQ community. She actively combats misinformation and works towards a safer, more equal world for LGBTQ individuals. Sarah Kate and her wife Kristen are also proud parents of twins, and their journey includes the unique experience of being pregnant at the same time. 🏳️‍🌈Resources mentioned in the episode:  * Sponsor: Visit https://www.cryobank.com/ and use promo code LOVEISLOVE for a free level 2 subscription to their donor catalog, or you can apply it to a level 3 subscription for a discount. * GLAAD Website: GLAAD.org * GLAAD Vote Resources: GLAAD.org/vote - Ensure you're registered, register others, and get involved in pro-equality initiatives. * GenderCool Project: youth-led movement helping to replace misinformed opinions with positive experiences meeting transgender and non-binary youth who are thriving. * Athlete Ally: Aims to end homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQI+ equality. 🏳️‍🌈We want to hear from you! 🏳️‍🌈 - Call us and leave a voicemail or text: 646-470-1840 - Email: thequeerfamilypodcast@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB/TikTok/YouTube: @thequeerfamilypodcast - Website: https://www.thequeerfamilypodcast.com/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thequeerfamilypodcast/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ovariestalk/ - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thequeerfamilypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhon0J_IfFovDUAzS9v2WQ 🏳️‍🌈Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible🏳️‍🌈 https://amzn.to/3F9qRUc 🏳️‍🌈Buy our merch here🏳️‍🌈 https://bit.ly/TQFPmerchandise 🏳️‍🌈Edited by Jerson Barajas. Theme song: Tiffany Topol\ Logo art: Daneen Stevenato🏳️‍🌈 🎙️ Episode Chapters: 0:00 Sarah Kate Ellis Discusses LGBTQIA Rights and Pride Year-Round 6:07 Defending LGBTQ Rights Amid Rising Anti-Trans Sentiments 11:07 Misconceptions About Gender Affirming Care and Youth Support 13:39 Infiltration of CECs and Anti-Trans Resolutions 14:37 Challenges and Campaigns for Transgender Awareness and Acceptance 19:13 California Cryobank: Making Parenthood Dreams Come True 20:41 Shifting Public Opinion on Transgender Issues and Political Impact 21:57 Strategies for Addressing Transphobia in School Communities 27:17 The Power of LGBTQ Voters and the Importance of Allies

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