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Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 243 of The New Family Podcast, where we talk to a woman who grew up with two moms.
We’re back to exploring family in its many forms with this episode, where we’re joined by Emily McGranachan, who talk to us about growing up with two moms! Emily’s professional life has also been shaped by her upbringing. She’s director of family engagement for the Family Equality Council, the national organization in the U.S. dedicated to the equality of LGBTQ people and their families, as well as those who wish to form families. And she’s the host of the Council’s great podcast, Outspoken Voices.
Here are some resources related to this episode.
Family Equality Council website
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What Emily still hopes to see for LGBTQ families
“What I see and hear in the families with younger children that I interact with, the level of acceptance and affirmation of families at the doctor’s office, at school, in law, is different here than in other parts of the country. It’s also different (here), depending on the town you’re in, your socio-economic status, your race ethnicity, there’s a lot of things that contribute to the societal and social structures around you that are either affirming and celebratory, recognizing your family, and protecting your family, or not. One thing I want for more LGBTQ families is, statistically, there are more LGBTQ people raising children and families in states in the south and the midwest, states that do not have as many legal protections and social acceptance as other places in the country. So those families need those laws.”
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