Outspoken Voices - a Podcast for LGBTQ+ Families

Outspoken Voices - a Podcast for LGBTQ+ Families

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The Outspoken Voices Podcast is created by Family Equality Council, 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 ab…


Supporting Trans Pregnancy
Oct 1 • 35 min
Two trans dads share their pregnancy journeys.
Intersecting Identities
Sep 17 • 32 min
LGBTQ+ families exist at the intersection of many different identities.
Parenting is Political
Sep 3 • 32 min
How do we disrupt patterns of white supremacy and racism at home?
Changed by Family Week
Jul 16 • 32 min
Special Episode! Listen to Season 2, episode 2 of Rashomon to hear Emily and her moms talk about their family journey and how Family Week in Provincetown changed everything.
The Bi+ Postpartum Experience
Jul 2 • 35 min
Each person who grows their family through pregnancy has their own journey. Something not as often discussed, the emotional, physical, and personal challenges postpartum.
Answering Tough Questions
Jun 18 • 33 min
Two parents and a queerspawn discuss funny, random, and tough questions from kids in LGBTQ+ families.
Queering the Campaign Trail
Jun 4 • 33 min
Two transgender parents who ran for local office in 2018 share their experiences of hitting the campaign trail, families in tow.
Co-Parenting Alternative Families
May 21 • 31 min
Parents Jeff and Mayeti were friends who decided to conceive and raise a family together, as purely platonic co-parents.
Generations of Queerspawn
May 7 • 33 min
Some queerspawn carry with them generations of LGBTQ+ identities – their own, their parents, grandparents, and beyond.
Trans Dads
Apr 16 • 38 min
As people are able to come out earlier and technology catches up with LGBTQ+ families, more people are becoming parents after transitioning or coming out as trans or gender nonbinary.
LGBTQ Divorce Equality
Apr 2 • 36 min
Divorce and separation with LGBTQ+ families is complicated and contains so many extra layers of bias, homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, and social expectations.
People with Trans Parents
Mar 19 • 31 min
People with transgender parents are resilient and find power in their family when parents transition later in life.
Getting Campy
Mar 5 • 31 min
There are a growing number of LGBTQ+ family summer camp weeks and weekends around the country.
From Single to Step-Parent
Feb 19 • 31 min
LGBTQ+ single parents and their kids have to navigate the challenges of dating and blending families.
Soccer Star & Olympic Queerspawn
Feb 5 • 29 min
Retired US Women’s Soccer Team player Lori Lindsey joins our host to talk about the politics of coming out in professional sports, growing up with LGBTQ and straight parents, and being second-generation queer.
Protest Signs & Strollers
Jan 15 • 32 min
From Black Lives Matter to the Women’s March, people are taking to the street across the country. How do our LGBTQ+ families fit into these mass movements?
Desperately Seeking Queer Characters
Jan 1 • 29 min
LGBTQ families are so hungry to see themselves in print and on screen, we’re making our own media.
Up For Debate
Dec 18, 2018 • 32 min
When the rights and dignity of LGBTQ families is up for political debate, youth within our families are harmed…and called to action.
Bisexual Parents Rock
Dec 4, 2018 • 30 min
Bisexual parents are a huge percentage of all LGBTQ parents, yet they continue to face challenges and discrimination.
We Chose Each Other
Nov 20, 2018 • 30 min
After years in the child welfare system, twelve-year-old cancer survivor Derrik found his forever home with dads Jason and Courter.
Latinx Irish Soda Bread
Nov 6, 2018 • 32 min
Rosemary reflects on her experiences growing up in a trans-racial adoptive family, her identity, and how her parents supported her through the years.
A Forever Home for Every Child (BONUS EPISODE)
Nov 1, 2018 • 30 min
We’re taking action to stop the wave of ‘license to discriminate’ bills in the child welfare system that harm LGBTQ children, youth, and qualified prospective parents.
Exploring the Queerspawn Legacy
Oct 16, 2018 • 31 min
Advocating for our LGBTQ families isn’t new, but for some of us new platforms for speaking out are.
Let’s Talk About Trauma
Oct 2, 2018 • 30 min
Families can experience trauma, addiction, and health struggles, including LGBTQ families.
Biology Doesn’t Define Our Family
Sep 18, 2018 • 30 min
What is it like when your queer family is a mixture of biological and non-bio ties?
Grandparents and Advocacy
Sep 4, 2018 • 31 min
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?
Power in the Telling
Aug 21, 2018 • 30 min
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?
Outnumbered at Home
Aug 7, 2018 • 30 min
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.
Why Second-Parent Adoption?
Jul 17, 2018 • 32 min
What is second-parent adoption all about and why do we still have to do it?
From Closet to Comedy
Jul 3, 2018 • 31 min
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?
Trans-racial Adoption & Identity
Jun 19, 2018 • 29 min
When LGBTQ people adopt children of a different race or ethnicity than themselves, what does it mean for both parents and kids?
What’s In a Name?
Jun 5, 2018 • 26 min
Welcome to Season 2, when we ask, what’s in a name?
Season 2 Teaser
May 17, 2018 • 2 min
Season 2 starts in June. Get a taste of what’s in store.
New Year Resolutions and Healthy LGBTQ Families
Jan 8, 2018 • 26 min
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…
LGBTQ Family Formation Options
Dec 11, 2017 • 34 min
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…
National Adoption Month 2017 Stories
Nov 13, 2017 • 36 min
This National Adoption Month we’re talking about family adoption stories.
Donor Siblings: Creating Families and Relationships
Oct 9, 2017 • 42 min
We’re talking about using sperm donors and the unique families and relationships that can emerge when “donor siblings” come into contact.
Planning For College
Sep 11, 2017 • 16 min
Three financial professionals talk with us about how LGBTQ families can plan and save for college.
Stories Behind the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (Part 2)
Aug 23, 2017 • 24 min
This month we’re focusing our attention on the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (or ECDF) – a bill that would eliminate state laws, policies, practices and procedures that exclude potential adoptive and foster parents because of their marital status,…
Stories Behind the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (Part 1)
Aug 7, 2017 • 28 min
This month we’re focusing our attention on the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (or ECDF) – a bill that would eliminate state laws, policies, practices and procedures that exclude potential adoptive and foster parents because of their marital status,…
All About Family Week 2017
Jul 10, 2017 • 39 min
All things Family Week 2017
Becoming an Empty-Nester
Jun 12, 2017 • 33 min
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.
Stories From Families Formed Through Foster Care
May 9, 2017 • 28 min
This month is National Foster Care Month, so we’re dedicating our Outspoken Voices podcast to hearing from two families formed through foster care.
What to Consider Before Tying the Knot and Starting a Family
Apr 11, 2017 • 37 min
When it comes to getting married, LGBTQ couples (and parents) have some additional things to consider, like money.
Inclusive Summer Camps
Mar 13, 2017 • 24 min
March’s Outspoken Voices brings together three summer camp professionals and fans to talk about finding inclusive summer camp spaces, prepping youth for the experience, and why a welcoming and celebratory summer camp can have a big impact on youth.In this…
A Celebration of Black History Month and Parenting
Feb 14, 2017 • 35 min
We celebrate Black History Month with a conversation on being a black, single, LGBTQ parent.
Empowering our Kids to Navigate Changing School Climates
Jan 10, 2017 • 50 min
How can parents help children navigate the changing climate in schools?