NEWS

Browse the below to catch up on all the latest news, articles, podcast features and more from the Pride and Joy Foundation. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The UnCloseted Podcast Feature 

Tune into episode 452 as we chat about the Pride and Joy Foundation helping others from all sides of the coming out journey to find peace and tranquility.

 
 
 
 
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Finding Fertile Ground Podcast Feature

In this podcast interview Founder, Elena Joy Thurston gets candid on surviving body issues, sexual assault, shame, and trauma.

 
 
 
 
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JAMPACKED Podcast Feature

JAMPACKED Podcast is a platform for Black, Indigenous and People of Color and LGBTQ+ communities.  

Listen in on this fun filled episode as Elena walks through spiritual growth, ex-Mormonism and so much more. 

 
 
 
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Inclusive AF Podcast Feature 

Tune in to this special episode from the Inclusive AF podcast to hear more from our Founder, Elena Joy Thurston's on all things ex-Mormon, being an out lesbian, fly fishing and more! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hometown Hero

Our Founder, Elena Joy Thurston,  was nominated for the Queen Creek Hometown Hero for bringing Pride and Joy to her local community.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Inspirational Leadership Podcast Feature

Tune in to this episode from the Inspirational Leadership podcast featuring our Founder, Elena Joy Thurston as she speaks to generational differences on gender identity, allyship, accountability and more. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pride Month May Be Almost Over, But Your Kids Still Need You To Celebrate

Just because June is coming to an end, doesn’t mean parents should stop acknowledging and celebrating the LGBTQ+ experience.

 
 
 
 
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Article feature on Inclusion

In this article by One Community, the Pride and Joy Foundation covers the specific steps we are taking to become a more inclusive organization. 

 
 
 
 
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