Parenting, Supporting and Becoming an LGBTQ Ally

June 10, 2021

Episode 172

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MCEC is an original cosponsor of the Armed Forces Transgender Dependent Act and aims to support ALL military-connected children.  In this three-part podcast series, Brooke walks us through their family's approach to parenting, supporting and becoming an LGBTQ ally in a military community.  We discuss specific challenges related to the military lifestyle, parental concern, building a trusting and safe family environment, and the unique advantages of being an LGBTQ military child during times of transition.          

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the Air Force Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Washington, DC.

Show Notes and Resources: (see attachment)

You can read more about legislation at: House Democrats introduce bill to protect transgender military dependents | TheHill


Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) believes every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education.  We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this a reality. 


PFLAG It’s incumbent upon parents, families, friends, and allies to make schools safer for ALL students. PFLAG chapters work directly with schools and stakeholders in their communities, providing support, resources, training, creative programs, and even model policy to create an environment of respect. 


Trevor Project You are not alone!  If you’re looking for a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions or explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more please go to the Trevor Support Center at 

If you or someone you know are thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help - please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 or by Text START to 678-678 y 

Trevor Project Trainings for Professionals include in-person Ally and CARE trainings designed for adults who work with youth. These trainings help counselors, educators, administrators, school nurses, and social workers discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention. 

GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities. 

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe. 


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