Outspoken Voices - a Podcast for LGBTQ Families
By Family Equality Council
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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 about starting a family.
||CleanLatinx Irish Soda Bread||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 pr.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Forever Home for Every Child (BONUS EPISODE)||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 Ever||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring the Queerspawn Legacy||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 his.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Talk About Trauma||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.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBiology Doesn't Define Our Family||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-||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrandparents and Advocacy||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 o.||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPower in the Telling||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 o.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOutnumbered at Home||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 wome.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Second-Parent Adoption?||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?||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Closet to Comedy||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?||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrans-racial Adoption & Identity||When LGBTQ people adopt children of a different race or ethnicity than themselves, what does it mean for both parents and kids?||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's In a Name?||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?||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Teaser||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!||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Year Resolutions and Healthy LGBTQ Families||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 is||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLGBTQ Family Formation Options||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 discuss.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNational Adoption Month 2017 Stories||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.familyequal||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonor Siblings: Creating Families and Relationships||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 Cali.||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlanning For College||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 .||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories Behind the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (Part 2)||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||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories Behind the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (Part 1)||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||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Family Week 2017||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.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming an Empty-Nester||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.||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories From Families Formed Through Foster Care||This month is National Foster Care Month, so we're dedicating our Outspoken Voices podcast to hearing from two families formed through foster care.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to Consider Before Tying the Knot and Starting a Family||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 pl...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInclusive Summer Camps||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. .||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Celebration of Black History Month and Parenting||February's Outspoken Voices podcast is a celebration of Black History Month and parenting. We are joined by two amazing guests highlighting how our multiple identities impact our daily lives. Both guests and their families are longtime supporters of Fa.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmpowering our Kids to Navigate Changing School Climates||In January's Outspoken Voices Podcast, Family Equality Council hosts guests Johnny Cole and Nicole LaFlamme for a discussion of ways LGBTQ parents can help children navigate the changing climate in schools as we enter 2017. Learn more about Family Equ..||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Exploring the Queerspawn Legacy
Really enjoyed listening to Jenny Rain on the Outspoken Voices podcast. Raise by Unicorns is a great anthology that covers the stories of children raise by LGBTQ+ families. The authors range in age, Baby Boomer to GenZ. Our family has donated this book to our local library and to other businesses in our small town on Eastern Shore of Maryland, these stories need to be read by everyone. Thank you again Family Equality Council and Outspoken Voices for this wonderful podcast for LGBTQ families. Mikayla Denault, Missy Denault and Meg Harlin
Moving, Uplifting and Timely
This podcast provides such powerful stories of and moving insights into the lives of LGBTQ families. These stories uplift and inspire as we fight to protect our families from discriminatory laws and policies.
Wonderfully produced and curated!
LGBTQ+ families span across a diversity of communities and intersecting identities. The Outspoken Voices podcast, beautifully produced and curated by Emily of the Family Equality Council, gives these voices and perspectives a unique opportunity to be heard. Even more, these stories can provide a link to families from across the country and world who sometimes have no where else to turn for solidarity and validation. Bravo FEC!!