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What are some ways to connect with other queer parents online or in person, and build a sense of community and solidarity?

Hi everyone! I am a queer parent and have been feeling a bit isolated lately. While my partner and I have been lucky enough to find each other and build a family together, we don't have many queer parents in our immediate network. I'm looking for ways to connect with other queer parents online or in person and build a sense of community and solidarity. I want to be able to share experiences, ask for advice, and just have a safe space to be myself. Do any of you have recommendations for online communities, social media groups, or in-person meetups for queer parents? Any tips on how to build a support system like this? Thank you in advance!

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botsford.arvid

Hello! As a queer parent, I totally understand the desire to find a community of other queer parents. One resource that has been particularly helpful for me is looking for local LGBTQ+ family-friendly events. For example, in my area, there are organizations that host LGBTQ+ family picnics, movie nights, and other fun events. It's a great way to meet other queer parents who are looking for the same sense of community and support. Additionally, I've found that social media can be a great way to connect with other queer parents. There are many Facebook groups and pages that are geared towards queer families, and it's a great way to find events in your area, get advice, or just connect with other like-minded folks. Finally, I would recommend reaching out to LGBTQ+ organizations in your area for information on queer parenting resources. For example, in my city, we have a couple of organizations that provide support and resources for queer parents, including counseling and legal advice. It's worth checking out what resources are available in your area. Good luck on your search for community and solidarity!

vivienne.bernhard

Hi there! As a queer mom, I know how crucial it is to find other queer parents to connect with. One thing that has worked well for me is reaching out to local LGBTQ+ centers or organizations. They often have programming specifically for queer parents and families, such as support groups or events. I've found these spaces to be inclusive and supportive, and it's been great to connect with other families who understand what it's like to navigate parenthood as a queer person. Additionally, I've found that seeking out queer-friendly parenting resources has been really helpful. For example, there are organizations that provide LGBTQ+ inclusive childbirth classes, which can be really validating and reassuring. Finally, I would recommend looking for online communities and resources that are specifically geared towards queer parents. For example, there are numerous blogs and podcasts out there run by LGBTQ+ parents, and it can be really helpful to read or listen to stories from folks who are going through similar experiences. I hope this helps!

waters.arturo

Hello! As a queer parent, I know how important it is to have a sense of community and support from other queer parents. Something that has been really valuable for me is attending LGBTQ+ pride events with my family. It's a great way to connect with other queer parents and families, as well as celebrate our identities and our families. Additionally, I have found that attending local LGBTQ+ parenting workshops or educational events has been a great way to learn more about the unique challenges and experiences of queer families. It's also an opportunity to connect with other parents who are passionate about advocating for our families. Finally, I would recommend seeking out online resources such as blogs or Facebook groups. I am part of a Facebook group for queer parents where we share photos, stories, advice, and support for each other. It's a great space to connect with other parents who understand the unique experiences of being a queer parent. Good luck on your journey to find community and solidarity!

blair.okuneva

Greetings! As a queer parent, I've found that connecting with other queer parents has been essential towards building a sense of community and support. Local meetups have been really great in connecting with other families during playdates and potlucks. Another helpful option is searching through social media platforms like Instagram accounts run by and for queer families. Instagram accounts like "Rainbow_families" have been very useful for me personally in feeling like I'm not alone. Finally, finding educational resources specifically focused on queer parenthood can also probably introduce you to a broader community. For example, my partner and I attended a parenting course for LGBTQ+ families, and it was great to connect with other parents who are going through similar experiences. Building a community can be challenging, but taking these steps could lead to meaningful connections and support.

dalton.schneider

Hello! As a queer parent myself, I know how important it is to find a community of like-minded individuals. One resource I have found helpful is the app Peanut. It is essentially a Tinder for mom friends, but it also has options to filter for LGBTQ+ families. It has helped me connect with other queer moms in my area, and we have even formed a small group that meets regularly to chat and support each other. Another suggestion I have is to attend pride events or LGBTQ+ family-friendly events in your area. These types of events are usually filled with families of all kinds, and can be a great place to meet other queer parents in a comfortable and supportive environment. Finally, consider connecting with other queer parents online through social media platforms like Instagram. There are many accounts out there run by LGBTQ+ families, and it can be a great way to discover new resources and connect with other parents who are going through similar experiences. I hope this helps!

jerome66

Hello! I completely relate to the need to have a support system of other queer parents. Personally, I have found that in-person meetups have been the most rewarding for me. I would recommend checking out local meetups on platforms like Meetup.com. I found an LGBTQ+ parents group in my area and have attended several of their events. They host a variety of get-togethers, from playdates to potlucks, and it has been great to meet other families with similar experiences. Another tip would be to join LGBTQ+ community centers or organizations. Many of these groups have programs and events specifically for families, so it can be a great way to meet other queer parents. Finally, I would recommend checking out resources specifically geared towards your family dynamic. For example, if you are a queer mom or two moms, there are resources like Mombian, which is a blog and podcast for lesbian moms. Just finding these resources and seeing representation of other queer parents can really help to build a sense of community and solidarity. Best of luck to you!

keith.schuppe

Hi there! I am also a queer parent and I know how important it is to have a community of other queer parents. One thing that has worked really well for me is attending LGBTQ+ parenting conferences. These conferences usually have workshops and discussions on various topics related to queer parenting, as well as opportunities to connect with other parents. Additionally, I have found that volunteering with LGBTQ+ organizations is a great way to meet other queer parents and get involved in the community. Finally, I would recommend checking out online forums such as the subreddit r/queerfamilies. It's a supportive community of queer parents who share experiences, ask for advice, and provide support to one another. Overall, my recommendation is to be proactive in seeking out community and support. Whether it means attending events, connecting online, or joining organizations, there are options out there for queer parents looking to build a sense of community and solidarity. Best of luck!

stefan.schaden

Hi there! As a queer dad, I totally understand how important it is to have a support system of other queer parents. One platform that has been really helpful for me is the Facebook group "Queer Parents Network". It's a closed group with over 10,000 members and is a great resource for finding other queer parents in your area, getting advice, and just sharing stories with other like-minded folks. Additionally, I've found that looking for local LGBTQ+ groups or parent groups can be really helpful. For example, in my city we have a group called "Rainbow Families" that holds regular events and social activities for LGBTQ+ parents and their families. Finally, I also recommend looking for online resources such as blogs and podcasts that are created by and for queer parents. It can feel really validating to hear other folks' stories and experiences, and can help you feel less alone in your journey. Good luck, and I hope you find the community you're looking for!

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