LGBTQIA+ Ally 101: What Parents of Trans Kids Need You to Know

March 12, 2022 / Mom &… Podcast BONUS Episode / Guest: Amber Leventry

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Show Summary

It’s bonus day! We have nothing to add to your paycheck, but we do have something valuable. In this episode, we got to talk with our friend, Amber Leventry, about how to be advocates and allies for the LGBTQIA+ community. Here in Texas, and across the country, legislators are creating dangerous anti-LGBTQIA+ laws and policies – It’s more important than ever for quiet allies to begin raising their voices and showing up to school board meetings, rallies, and the voting booth to defend the rights of our LGBTQIA+ friends and neighbors. 

The first step is getting informed, and Amber is one of our favorite sources of information. Amber noticed a gap in both parenting spaces and queer spaces: either parenting, but not a lot of queer parents, or queer and not a lot of parenting. They started writing content that meshed these two spaces. As the parent of a transgender child, Amber is also able to tell their story to help educate and support other families.

We talked about pronouns, social-emotional learning, advocacy in education, and more.

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More About Amber

Amber Leventry is a queer, nonbinary writer and advocate. They live in Vermont and have three kids. Amber is Editor of Trends & News at Parents Magazine. Their writing appears in many publications including Scary Mommy, Romper, Longreads, The Temper, The Washington Post, and Parents Magazine.

Amber uses their words to influence and educate people on the importance of supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. They provide LGBTQIA+ inclusivity trainings locally and nationally. They are also available to give keynote speeches at conferences and events.

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Resources From Amber (some they wrote, some they edited)

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

Transcript available upon request.