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ABCs of LGBTQ+  | Family Supports and Challenges

ABCs of LGBTQ+ | Family Supports and Challenges

Tracy McKay is the Program Director at PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and Carmen Paulino is a parent volunteer at the organization. They are also parents (and foster parents) of trans youth. In this conversation, they provide invaluable...
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Effects of COVID-19

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Effects of COVID-19

While COVID-19 affects literally everyone, it disproportionately impacts those who are already vulnerable or underserved, which include the overlapping populations that make up the LGBTQ+ community. Simmons University professor Gary Bailey joins LexPride’s...
ABCs of LGBTQ+ / Identities and Orientations

ABCs of LGBTQ+ / Identities and Orientations

Trans activist Noah Stang-Osborne & LexPride Co-Chair Valerie Overton explain the types of identities we all have (sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, romantic orientation), how they interrelate, terms, and pronouns....
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Advancing Social Justice

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Advancing Social Justice

Activists Andy Rubinson (Arlington Rainbow Commission) & Valerie Overton (LexPride) discuss the gaps in laws, policies, and circumstances that lead to situations where LGBTQ+ people tend to be vulnerable. They identify several initiatives intended to improve...
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Legal and Discrimination Issues

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Legal and Discrimination Issues

Activists Andy Rubinson (Arlington Rainbow Commission) & Valerie Overton (LexPride) summarize MA laws that provide protections for LGBTQ+ people, where gaps exist, and what some cities and towns offer in addition to state law. They also address the range of...
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Etiquette and Allyship

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Etiquette and Allyship

Trans activist Noah Stang-Osborne & LexPride Co-Chair Valerie Overton discuss the distinct likelihood that we interact with LGBTQ+ people often, sometimes without knowing. They explain basic good practices for inclusivity and how to take a further step into active...