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Biology Doesn't Define Our Family

9/18/2018
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Queer people have had to create and recreate family for a very long time. The meaning has changed and biology doesn’t always play a big role, or a role at all. All the same, the experiences of people whose families are a mixture of biological and non-bio ties are complex.

Duration:00:30:37

Grandparents and Advocacy

9/4/2018
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Grandparents and beloved elders can have a special place in LGBTQ families. How does one lesbian grandma stay in touch with grandkids, keep up with changing language, and stay motivated for another wave of anti-LGBTQ backlash? Dr. Ronni Sanlo's story of losing custody of her children because of her sexuality through healing and joy in becoming a grandparent will inspire you.

Duration:00:31:55

Power in the Telling

8/21/2018
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Telling our family stories can be liberating, uneventful, isolating, and even dangerous. How do we reclaim power in the telling? Why do LGBTQ family legacies matter? In this episode we talk about how we bridge the gaps of our queer homes and the rest of the world.

Duration:00:30:29

Outnumbered at Home

8/7/2018
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Two teens talk about what it's like growing up in a LGBTQ family and being totally outnumbered at home by parents and siblings who are all of a different gender. What is it really like being a young woman raised by two men or a young man raised by women? Short answer - it's complex and awesome.

Duration:00:30:52

Why Second-Parent Adoption?

7/17/2018
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Second-parent adoption for LGBTQ families is many things - confirmation, injustice, expensive, and a celebration. What is it, why do lawyers still recommend LGBTQ parents do it, and how does it feel for our families?

Duration:00:32:35

From Closet to Comedy

7/3/2018
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Elizabeth Collins went from staying quiet about having gay dads while growing up in Texas to telling stories about her family on stage. How does a person go from closet to comedy success?

Duration:00:31:12

Trans-racial Adoption & Identity

6/19/2018
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When LGBTQ people adopt children of a different race or ethnicity than themselves, what does it mean for both parents and kids?

Duration:00:29:30

What's In a Name?

6/5/2018
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To start Season 2 of Outspoken Voices, host Emily McGranachan talks with a parent about one of the first questions new LGBTQ parents hear – What will the kid call you?

Duration:00:26:08

Season 2 Teaser

5/17/2018
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Outspoken Voices is back for Season 2 starting in June! Don't miss new episodes the first and third Tuesday of each month. This Season we're talking about all things LGBTQ family!

Duration:00:02:12

New Year Resolutions and Healthy LGBTQ Families

1/8/2018
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In this month’s episode of Outspoken Voices, Emily talks with Jane Barber, a nurse and adaptive sports professional with a passion for yoga and mindfulness. Emily and Jane discuss how to overcome some barriers to healthy practices and why self-care isn’t selfish, but rather valuable for our families. Learn more at https://www.familyequality.org/podcast

Duration:00:26:46

LGBTQ Family Formation Options

12/11/2017
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In this month's episode of Outspoken Voices, we talk with three experts in family formation for LGBTQ parents. Scott Brown joins us from California Cryobank to discuss working with sperm donors and cryobanks, Erica Horton of Growing Generations discusses surrogacy and egg donation, and Dr Juan Alvarez of Fertility Centers of Illinois explains fertility treatments for gay and lesbian prospective parents. Here are links to some of the websites mentioned in this month's episode: - California...

Duration:00:34:34

National Adoption Month 2017 Stories

11/13/2017
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This month’s episode of Outspoken Voices is dedicated to National Adoption Month. We’re joined by Jamie and Bo Nabozny, and Katie Mitchell, who shared their adoption stories with Emily McGranachan. Read more LGBTQ adoption stories at www.familyequality.org/adoption. Outspoken Voices is brought to you by Family Equality Council, the nation's leading advocate for LGBTQ families and those who wish to form them. Thank you to our National Adoption Month sponsor, Johnson's Baby, for supporting...

Duration:00:36:36

Donor Siblings: Creating Families and Relationships

10/9/2017
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In this month's episode of Family Equality Council's Outspoken Voices Podcast, we're talking about using sperm donors, and the unique families and relationships that can emerge when "donor siblings" come into contact. We talk with Scott Brown from California Cryobank, Amber Leventry, a parent from Vermont, and Emily McGranachan, Family Equality Council's East Coast Regional Manager. Find more information on our guests at http://www.familyequality.org/podcast

Duration:00:42:28

Planning For College

9/11/2017
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On this month's Outspoken Voices podcast, we talk to three financial professionals about how to plan and save for college. All of our guests make an effort to ensure financial planning and advice are accessible to members of LGBTQ families. Listen and learn their tips for investing in your children's college education. For more information and to meet our guests, visit www.familyequality.org/podcast

Duration:00:16:56

Stories Behind the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (Part 2)

8/23/2017
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This month we're focusing our attention on the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (or ECDF) – a bill that was recently introduced in Congress that would eliminate state laws, policies, practices and procedures that exclude potential adoptive and foster parents because of their marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Passing ECDF would dramatically increase access to permanent, loving homes for foster care children. In Part 2 of this two-part series, we talk to guests Kristopher...

Duration:00:24:24

Stories Behind the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (Part 1)

8/7/2017
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This month we're focusing our attention on the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (or ECDF) – a bill that was recently introduced in Congress that would eliminate state laws, policies, practices and procedures that exclude potential adoptive and foster parents because of their marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Passing ECDF would dramatically increase access to permanent, loving homes for foster care children. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we talk to guests Dr. Philip...

Duration:00:28:34

All About Family Week 2017

7/10/2017
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Family Week in Provincetown, MA is the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ parents and their children in the world. Before Family Week 2017, Family Equality Council and COLAGE got together to talk about what the week is all about, why we love it, and why it matters to hundreds of families.

Duration:00:39:22

Becoming an Empty-Nester

6/12/2017
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It's high school graduation time, so on this month's Outspoken Voices podcast we quiz a two parents about their experiences as empty-nesters, as their kids grew up and headed out into the world.

Duration:00:33:12

Stories From Families Formed Through Foster Care

5/9/2017
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This month is National Foster Care Month, so we're dedicating our Outspoken Voices podcast to hearing from two families formed through foster care.

Duration:00:28:09

What to Consider Before Tying the Knot and Starting a Family

4/11/2017
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In April's Outspoken Voices podcast, we talk with two professionals about the financial and legal considerations that LGBTQ individuals should contemplate before for getting married and/or starting a family. We discuss the importance of financial planning, estate planning, the financial benefits of being married vs. not being married. Looking beyond marriage equality, we discuss the differences between and importance of second parent adoptions, step-parent adoptions and birth certificates....

Duration:00:37:36