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Pride: Heroes and Advocates

June 30 @ 1:30 pm 2:30 pm PDT

Join us this Wednesday for Mango’s weekly Heart Wisdom Panel, June 30th at 4:30 pm EDT / 1:30 pm PDT.

Event Details:

This week’s focus will be on Pride: Heroes and Advocates. We’ll come together to celebrate the month of pride and rejoice in the freedom to be one’s real self.

Come join our conversation and share in a thought-provoking conversation that will be sure to uplift you.

The authors will take questions from the audience.

This is a virtual panel, held on Zoom. Please arrive early. To register, please email: ramirezneverdie@gmail.com and she will send you the link.

*The panel includes*

Telaina Morse Eriksen is the author of “Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child,” which won the 2017 Bisexual Book Award for Nonfiction. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and her poems and essays have appeared in The Fem, Compose Journal, Under the Sun, ARS Medica, and many other online and in-print publications.

Kathleen Archambeau is an award-winning writer and LGBTQ activist. She is author of four nonfiction works, “Climbing the Corporate Ladder in High Heels” (2006), “Seized,” an essay in The Other Woman (2007), edited by Victoria Zackheim, “Pride & Joy” (2017), and “We Make It Better” (2019), with gay dad, Eric Rosswood. Archambeau has been a featured speaker at national and global Pride literary events.

Sherry Richert Belul, author of Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life, is the founder of Simply Celebrate, a business dedicated to helping people live colorful, connected, creative lives of love and appreciation.

Pride & Joy

LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes

Stories that comprise the best of LGBT history: Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroestells the stories of queer citizens of the world living OUT and proud happy, fulfilling, successful lives. Diverse and global. Famous and unsung. There is a story here for everyone in the LGBT community who has ever questioned their sexual orientation or gender identity, or discovered it.

Discover LGBT community stories that will stir you and reveal:

  • why Tony Kushner quit cello and how Colm Toibin found his voice.
  • why Emma Donoghue calls her experience a fluke and the best advice Bill T. Jones got was from his mother.
  • how being an inaugural poet changed Richard Blanco’s life and how Ugandan activist “LongJones” escaped death threats and gained asylum.

Award-winning writer and longtime LGBTQ activist Kathleen Archambeau tells the untold stories from diverse LGBT community voices around the corner or around the world. Not like the depressing, sinister, shadowy stories of the past, this book highlights queer people living open, happy, fulfilling and successful lives.


A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child

Tips from a mother with experience. Author Telaina Eriksen, a professor at Michigan State University and the mother of a gay daughter, explains what she and her husband have learned through experience, including how to deal with gay children coming out, tips on confronting bullying of gay children, guidance on becoming an advocate for gay children, and advice on building a support system in a gay family.

Gender dysphoria and other concerns. Eriksen also covers the science on gender and how to help a transgender child through the various stages of development. Throughout the book parents and kids who have been there, share their stories. She also directs gay family parents to various resources online for help.

Say It now

33 Ways To Say I LOVE YOU To the Most Important People In Your Life

Inspiration when the words are hard: Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right way to say “I love you” to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don’t come. Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words—and actions, too. From activities that take just a minute, to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life.

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