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What LGBTQ+ activists want you to do to support kids

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Release date: June 26, 2023

For this fourth episode of Pride Month, Talking About Kids was granted media access to The Rally, NYC Pride’s annual protest and activism event that takes place just a few blocks away from the location of the Stonewall Riots, the 1969 protests that sparked the gay rights movement. I asked three of the speakers for advice for caregivers on how to support kids as those kids realize their orientations, identities, and identity expressions. In this episode you will hear:

- Gabrielle Souza, Executive Director of The Okra Project, a mutual aid collective that supports Black Trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people;

- Sage Dolan-Sandrino, queer trans activist, journalist, and the inaugural Monica Roberts Fellow at the National Black Justice Coalition; and

- Melissa D’Andrea, Executive Director of PFLAG NYC, a family-based organization committed to celebrating LGBTQ+ young people and creating a better future for all.

More information about these activists, including links to their organizations, is below.


Gabrielle Souz and The Okra Project

Sage Dolan-Sandrino

Melissa D’Andrea and PFLAG NYC



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