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Protest Signs & Strollers

1/15/2019
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There has been a surge of public activism over the past several years. From Black Lives Matter to the Women's March, people are taking to the street across the country. How do families fit into these mass movements? We discuss how and why protesting must be a LGBTQ+ family affair.

Duration:00:32:40

Desperately Seeking Queer Characters

1/1/2019
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The representation of LGBTQ families in the media has been uneven, at best. Queer families are hungry to see themselves in print and on screen. Guests Sadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook join the host to talk about their sagas of searching for representation (The Ellen Show VHS tapes are still floating around) and creating their own media with their new book, Spawning Generations.

Duration:00:29:07

Up For Debate

12/18/2018
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When the rights and dignity of LGBTQ families are up for political debate, youth within our families are harmed...and called to action. Queerspawn activists can be the strongest voices for LGBTQ family rights. Listen to hear inspiring stories of people with LGBTQ parents turned experiences of political discrimination into powerful opportunities to use their voices.

Duration:00:32:30

Bisexual Parents Rock

12/4/2018
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Bisexual parents are a huge percentage of all LGBTQ parents, yet they continue to face challenges and discrimination from within and without the community. Here we talk about the fierce pride of bi+ people and parents, and how biphobia and bisexual invisibility is compounded by parenthood and having LGBTQ parents.

Duration:00:30:50

We Chose Each Other

11/20/2018
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This National Adoption Month, meet the Simmons-Cianciotto Family! After years in the child welfare system, twelve-year-old cancer survivor Derrik found his forever home with dads Jason and Courter. The road through foster care and cross-state adoption wasn’t easy for the family. As dad Jason says, they are a powerful example of why LGBTQ parents AND youth shouldn’t be discriminated against in the child welfare system. Through it all they found each other to form their forever family. Today,...

Duration:00:30:40

Latinx Irish Soda Bread

11/6/2018
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This National Adoption Month, meet Rosemary Caldwell Llewellyn! Rosemary and her twin brother Robbie were adopted from Peru at six months old. Their adoption was the first second-parent adoption by a gay male couple in the city of Los Angeles. Now a professional social worker, Rosemary reflects on her experiences growing up in a trans-racial adoptive family, her identity, and how her parents supported her through the years.

Duration:00:32:17

A Forever Home for Every Child (BONUS EPISODE)

11/1/2018
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November is National Adoption Month! Recently we’ve seen a wave of ‘license to discriminate’ bills in ten states that allow foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ children, youth and qualified prospective parents. The Every Child Deserves a Family campaign promotes the best interests of all children in the foster care and adoption system by increasing their access to loving, stable, forever homes, and works to ensure safe and supportive care for LGBTQ youth seeking...

Duration:00:30:54

Exploring the Queerspawn Legacy

10/16/2018
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In the past twenty years there has been an increase in published books by people with LGBTQ parents or featuring their stories. Author and activist Jenny Rain discusses her own journey to telling her story through writing and why sharing queerspawn history is so important for all generations of people with LGBTQ parents and parents themselves. Jenny recently published one of her stories in the new anthology, "Raised by Unicorns: Stories from People with LGBTQ+ Parents", edited by Frank Lowe,...

Duration:00:31:16

Let's Talk About Trauma

10/2/2018
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All families can experience trauma, addiction, and health struggles. For LGBTQ parents and their children, layers of stigma, isolation, and fear of discriminatory intervention can cause some to not seek help or feel alone. We're breaking down the taboo on talking about it today.

Duration:00:30:01

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