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Lori Duron—Raising My Rainbow, Adventures in Raising a Gender Creative Kid

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CAIS / FAIS Gym

151 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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Author and advocate Lori Duron gives 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 supporting kids like hers to beat the statistics and launch them healthily into adulthood.

Lori Duron is the author of the award-winning book Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son (Random House, September 2013). The first parenting memoir to chronicle the journey of raising a gender nonconforming child, the book is based on her popular blog of the same name. RaisingMyRainbow.com has had nearly 4 million readers in 199 countries, including gender studies students and faculty at more than 50 college and universities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Raising My Rainbow was awarded the American Library Association‘s 2014 Stonewall Award in the non-fiction category; was one ofPublisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2013; and a PEOPLE MagazineGood 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’sblogs that are “Most Likely To Change The World.”

Duron was awarded PFLAG’s 2015 Flag Bearer Award – which honors outstanding LGBTQ advocacy and acknowledges the recipient’s accomplishments and lasting contributions to the safety and/or equality of LGBTQ children, family and friends. It’s one of the highest honors an ally advocate can earn.

Duron and her blog have earned the attention of a variety of media outlets including: The TODAY Show, CNN, Time, Anderson Cooper, Chelsea Handler, People, BBC, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post,Psychology Today, Fox News, Out, The Advocate, AOL, Yahoo!,Newsweek, Gawker, Babble, Jezebel and The Atlantic.

Duron is often commissioned to write about parenting and LGBTQ issues for popular media outlets including Yahoo! Parenting, Entertainment Tonight,Upworthy,The Atlantic, Timeand CNN.

She has a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in Literature and a minor in Communications. A former journalist, she has been doing public relations and crisis communications work for government agencies for nearly 20 years.

When not traveling the country speaking to and educating audiences about gender expansive kids, LGBTQ issues, parenting and equality, she lives with her husband and two children in a happy, messy home in Orange County, California.

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The event is FREE for SPEAK member school parents, educators, and staff. A non-member fee of $15 will be collected at the door.

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