Posts Tagged "lgbt"

Every Victim in Orlando Was Someone’s Child

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Personal Thoughts | 2 comments

We just experienced the largest mass shooting of children in US history.   Every victim in #Orlando, every person who was dancing the night away in #Pulse, was someone’s child.   I am hurt. I am angry. I am scared.   I am hurt for the families and friends of each person — each human being — who was killed. I am hurt for their moms who will never have a chance to hug their child again and say “I love you.”   I’m overwhelmingly hurt for those who may have died feeling as if their moms didn’t love them. The sad truth is that many of the people who lost their lives may have also lost their families long before Sunday morning. Too many LGBTQ...

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Interview: Kansas City’s CAMP Magazine

Posted on Feb 1, 2015 in Print | 0 comments

I was honored by being interviewed in Kansas City’s LGBT magazine, Camp, and was absolutely flabbergasted when they said they wanted me to be on the cover as well. The interview is called “The Camp 10” and is ten questions long. Here are the first two: 1. Like many of our readers, I first learned of you from the powerful video recorded of you speaking about your transgender daughter in May 2014 at the Listen to Your Mother live reading show at Kansas City’s Unity Temple on the Plaza (Listen to Your Mother). How have things changed in your life since that video went viral?A better question is almost what hasn’t changed. Before, I had a very small group...

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Debi Jackson Will Be Featured at HRC’s National Time to THRIVE Conference

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 in Advocacy | 0 comments

Time to THRIVE is a national conference for youth-serving professionals hosted by the Human Rights Campaign. Attendees include K-12 educators, mental health providers, pediatricians, religious leaders, recreational athletic coaches, and youth development staff (Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, scout leaders, etc.), working together to support the LGBTQ youth population. Time to THRIVE’s goal is to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field. I am thrilled to announce that I will be a speaker at this year’s conference in Portland, Oregon, in...

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