Join us as we Prep for Pride Month 2023!

Join other parents and family members of LGBTQ+ youth, to learn how to use this Pride Month 2023 as a powerful way to increase safety in their lives and support their wellbeing. Our experts will teach you how to use Pride Month 2023 to increase your allyship all year round!


You’re invited to attend “Prep for Pride Month 2023” with Pride and Joy Parents.  Join other parents and loving adults of LGBTQ+ youth and learn how to make this Pride Month the best ever, while showing your allyship and love all year round. We create a safe space for us to support each other, learn and ask all those awkward questions.  


This event is for you if...

  •  Are you a Parent or other Loved One of an LGBTQ+ youth?  You're probably excited to celebrate Pride Month with your family, but also you might feel some pressure on how best to do that.  You'll leave this event with several ways to make Pride Month amazing for your family as well as how to show increased allyship all year round.
  • Are you excited to take advantage of all the affirming experiences that Pride Month has to offer for your LGBTQ+ kiddo? But at the same time, those people in your life that weren’t exactly affirming for your child to begin with, are even louder this year.  How do you navigate celebrating Pride Month with your loved one, while calling in loved ones whose religious beliefs create a wall in your relationship? This can feel like you're being pulled in two opposite directions when religion is a big part of your family culture.  If this sounds like you, you'll want to be with us as we'll definitely cover this topic. 
  • Maybe you have a kid in your life who is wrestling with gender identity and you’re feeling extra protective of them this year, considering what’s going on in our country.  Come learn how Pride Month is different for a newly out trans or GNC kid, and what can you do as their adult to make it an affirming and fun celebration. 
  • Maybe you're an affirming parent but lots of neighborhood kids that hang out in your home don't have that support.  Join us to learn some ways to celebrate Pride Month and create a safe space for your community. 

Join us on Tuesday, May 16th at 4 pm PST/5 pm MST/6 pm CST/7pm EST, on Zoom. Suggested donation of $12 or Pay What You Can. Premium Access includes a copy of the Color Me Queer coloring book, a perfect Pride gift! 

This high-quality meditative coloring book is filled with modern mid-century designs and inspirational quotes from queer icons, past and current.

Proceeds support the Pride and Joy Foundation. A 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to prevent suicide and homelessness in our LGBTQ+ community. 

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Meet our Panelists

Junior Mintt (she/her)

is out to show how Mintty the world can be with a little kindness, empathy and a strong Black, Trans, Queer perspective. She is the creator of Mintty Makeup which is now on sale at over 650 JCPenney stores and has been featured in Vogue Beauty, The CUT, thrillist, ID, and Gayletter for the work she does on stage and in our community. She is a co-host of the Brooklyn Liberation March and the creator of her own talk show “The Junior Mintt Show” and her monthly drag show “In Living Color.” No matter what classroom, set, club or runway you experience Junior Mintt, you will leave feeling motivated and embraced. You can find her on Instagram and venmo @juniormintt

 Rae McDaniel (they/them)

is a non-binary Speaker, Author, Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, Coach, and Transgender Diversity and Inclusion Educator. Rae helps audiences gain the audacity to become both lit-up and liberated. Rae is also the founder and CEO of Practical Audacity, a Gender & Sex Therapy practice in Chicago, serving over 300 clients yearly. Pre-order their upcoming book, Gender Magic (May 2023) here

Kalyela Josephs (they/she)

is a popular speaker who inspires audiences to live their purpose, and is a queer spiritual coach who helps families of color understand how to integrate LGBTQ+ culture into their family culture. Book your next call or speaking engagement with Kalyela here

Elena Joy (she/her)

is an ExMormon mom of four kids who spent decades as a stay-at-home suburban minivan mom and spoke about coming out to her teenagers in her viral TEDx talk. She is also featured in the award-winning documentary CONVERSION, and is the volunteer Executive Director of the Pride and Joy Foundation.

Representing every straight parent who ever had questions about race or sexual orientation or gender identity but didn’t know how to ask in a way that didn’t make them feel like a jerk, is our panel moderator Sara Dean of the Shameless Mom podcast She has a curated audience of 10,000+ parents who are motivated to learn new skills including anti-racism and authentic LGBTQ+ allyship. 

Color Me Queer

With over 30 mid-century modern designs and quotes from LGBTQ+ icons, both past and present, Color Me Queer is the perfect Pride gift for yourself or a loved one.  It will be shipped within 72 hours of receiving your donation. 

 This meditative coloring book is yours with the Pride Power Pack donation. 

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