Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Gender Creative Child, A SPEAK Event
Please join other parents, guardians, faculty, and staff for the second Speakers for Parents, Educators, and Knowledge (SPEAK) event of the year, featuring Lori Duron. On Wednesday, February 6th, at 7 p.m., author and advocate Lori Duron will give a frank, heartfelt and humorous account of her family’s adventures of (initial) distress and (eventual) happiness raising a gender creative son. Duron will explain the differences between sex, gender, sexuality and other related concepts in an easy-to-understand way. She’ll share how her family navigated the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a gender creative, LGBTQ son and offer tips for raising our children to be comfortable with gender as a spectrum, to be empowered in their own gender identity and as allies to others.
Lori Duron is the author of the award-winning book Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son, the first parenting memoir to chronicle the journey of raising a gender nonconforming child, and is based on her popular blog
RasingMyRainbow.com which has 4 million readers in 199 countries. Raising My Rainbow was awarded the American Library Association‘s 2014 Stonewall Award in the non-fiction category; was one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2013; and a PEOPLE Magazine Good Read. Duron’s blog has been named one of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year four times; one of Ignite Social Media’s “100 Women Bloggers You Should be Reading;” one of Circle of Moms “Top 25 SoCal Moms;” and one of Parents Magazine’s blogs that are “Most Likely To Change The World.” Duron was awarded PFLAG’s 2015 Flag Bearer Award.
Lori Duron’s talk will held at the CAIS/FAIS GYM, 151 Oak Street San Francisco, CA 94102. A book signing will follow the talk. Neighborhood parking is limited. Please explore carpools or ride shares to this event.
To RSVP please visit: https://raising-my-rainbow.eventbrite.com. This event is FREE for SPEAK member school parents, educators, and staff. A non-member fee of $15 will be collected at the door. Seating will be first come, first served.