June was PRIDE month and even though we have moved into July the importance of the PRIDE movement is relevant 12 months a year. Pride month celebrates lesbian, gay, transgender, queer, two-spirit, etc (LGBTQ2+) pride and the movement for these individuals to have equal rights and freedoms as other gender typical and heterosexual individuals in society.
Our children are the leaders of a more accepting and inclusive future. They are also a generation of individuals exploring their identities at a much earlier age. So how do we support them and encourage them from a place of love to discover their truth?
It is how we, as adults challenge old beliefs and biases, ask questions with curiosity and open our mind and hearts to new thoughts, views, and opinions that we can lead the generation who looks to us for answers about PRIDE and the LGBTQ2+ community.
There are some great online resources that can support parents and children of all different ages. Take some time and read through them to make sure they are reputable sources. A couple great ones that might help point you in the right direction are:
Written by Wildflowers’ Clinical Counsellor, Alie Lewis.