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  • kylesar:

I don’t tell personal stories often, but when I do it’s probably for Everyone Is Gay.
My bosses + friends Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid are just a few weeks from the official release of their book ‘This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids,’ and for every book pre-ordered, a copy will be donated to a local PFLAG chapter. We’d really like to reach all 350+ chapters, and do our part to give more parents and kids more tools to help create open, positive conversations and relationships. The personal feelz below are why this is so, so important to me.  
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Almost four years ago, when I was a very anxious (and probably very depressed) 18-year-old, I stumbled upon a website that simultaneously made me laugh my ass off AND helped contextualize my experience within a larger community I had never before been exposed to, felt comfortable in, or realized I was a part of… and that shit helped me through some tough times. EveryoneIsGay.com was my safest space. 
Today, I am four months away from another graduation, and I have been fortunate enough to work with Dannielle and Kristin for over 6 months on the launch of The Parents Project among many other things—with no intention of stopping any time soon. Holding their freshly-printed book in my hands, while sitting in my own company’s new office space at the Fordham Foundry, overlooking the New York City neighborhood I ran away from my 18-year-old self to in 2011—and feeling truly proud and at home—is a really awesome feeling. 
Dannielle and Kristin’s work made a huge impact on my life before I ever met them, and it’s an amazing thing to feel like I’ve emerged on the other side of the confusion, anxiety, and fear that is all too common among kids who feel like they’re not “normal” with the amazing opportunity to pay it forward by supporting them in that work every day. These ladies had my back before they even knew me, and now they are some of my greatest personal supporters… and I have their backs, too, which is why I ask you to consider the following: 
Take a moment to learn more about this book, think about who you think it could help the most right now, and pre-order a copy—with the added bonus of knowing that another copy will be given to other people who desperately need it. At the very least, please share the link to spread the love. Thank you!!
http://theparentsproject.com/the-book/ 

*cry face emoji**4 million heart emojis*

    kylesar:

    I don’t tell personal stories often, but when I do it’s probably for Everyone Is Gay.

    My bosses + friends Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid are just a few weeks from the official release of their book ‘This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids,’ and for every book pre-ordered, a copy will be donated to a local PFLAG chapter. We’d really like to reach all 350+ chapters, and do our part to give more parents and kids more tools to help create open, positive conversations and relationships. The personal feelz below are why this is so, so important to me.  

    Almost four years ago, when I was a very anxious (and probably very depressed) 18-year-old, I stumbled upon a website that simultaneously made me laugh my ass off AND helped contextualize my experience within a larger community I had never before been exposed to, felt comfortable in, or realized I was a part of… and that shit helped me through some tough times. EveryoneIsGay.com was my safest space. 

    Today, I am four months away from another graduation, and I have been fortunate enough to work with Dannielle and Kristin for over 6 months on the launch of The Parents Project among many other things—with no intention of stopping any time soon. Holding their freshly-printed book in my hands, while sitting in my own company’s new office space at the Fordham Foundry, overlooking the New York City neighborhood I ran away from my 18-year-old self to in 2011—and feeling truly proud and at home—is a really awesome feeling. 

    Dannielle and Kristin’s work made a huge impact on my life before I ever met them, and it’s an amazing thing to feel like I’ve emerged on the other side of the confusion, anxiety, and fear that is all too common among kids who feel like they’re not “normal” with the amazing opportunity to pay it forward by supporting them in that work every day. These ladies had my back before they even knew me, and now they are some of my greatest personal supporters… and I have their backs, too, which is why I ask you to consider the following: 

    Take a moment to learn more about this book, think about who you think it could help the most right now, and pre-order a copy—with the added bonus of knowing that another copy will be given to other people who desperately need it. At the very least, please share the link to spread the love. Thank you!!

    http://theparentsproject.com/the-book/ 

    *cry face emoji*
    *4 million heart emojis*

  • My daughter dates girls, but they are very masculine. I don't understand this... if she wants to be with women, why would she be with women who look like men?

    parentsproject:

    - Question submitted by Anonymous and answered by Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin Russo, co-founders of The Parents Project

    Dannielle & Kristin Say:

    This is a very, very common question, and it requires us to think about two things: first, the intricacies that attract us to other human…

  • Ethan Smith - “A Letter to the Girl I Used to Be”

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  • On Religion

    parentsproject:

    by Kristin Russo, co-founder of The Parents Project

    *****

    I came out to my parents when I was 17 years old. My mother, a devout Roman Catholic, did not take the news well. Only a year prior to coming out to her, I had also decided against being confirmed in the Catholic Church. Looking back,…

    Kristin recently wrote some words about her relationship to her faith, her mom, and her identity. Here they are for your eyes.

    <3

    (via kristinnoeline)

  • parentsproject:

    For Every Book Pre-Ordered, We Will Donate A Copy To A PFLAG Chapter!!!

    We think it is very important to get This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids in the hands of people who need it most: parents of LGBTQ kids. So, we have an important announcement: 

    Through September 8th, every single pre-order for This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids will be matched by our publisher, Chronicle Books, with a donated book to a local PFLAG Chapter!!!!

    All you need to do to help us is:

    1. Pre-order your copy before September 9
    2. Go to this link to make sure your pre-order is matched!!

    Let’s help get this book into the hands where it’s most needed.

    This is pretty amazing.
    Please share far & wide!!

    xoxoxo

    Dannielle & Kristin

    Important Reminder — just two weeks left to get these books donated by pre-ordering!! xo

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