Episode 101: Mama Dragon Series – Finding the Mama Dragon Within

When Meg Abhau’s 13 year old son came out of the closet in 2013, her  world turned upside down. Since then, she has not only found the “Mama Dragon” within but has enlisted the help of Mama Dragons everywhere.  Listen while  Cami interviews Meg and Anissa as they discuss what a Mama Dragon is, why Dragon Allies are desperately needed and how we can ALL become one.  Working together, we can create a safer environment for our LGBT youth who are at a high risk of suicide and homelessness.

[Note: all Dragon Dads and any form of Dragon Allies are welcome!]

WHERE TO DONATE TIME AND RESOURCES:

1. Family Acceptance Project- PDF packet

2. One and Ten

3. Trevor Project

4. OUTreach

5. The Queens Tea

6. GSA (Gay Straight Alliance – start one in your school)

WHERE TO FIND SUPPORT OR EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION:

1. gaysandmormons.org

2. GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) at schools

3. mormonsandgays.org (LDS website)

4. ALLsupport group (in Arizona)

5. Affirmations

6. No More Strangers

 

[music by Lorde “Team”]

4 Replies to “Episode 101: Mama Dragon Series – Finding the Mama Dragon Within”

  1. Hello,
    I really enjoyed your perspective and insight on supporting the LGBT community. Not to put out your fire, but the term Dragon Mom/Dad has been aroud for a while as a term to describe parents of termanal children. The term describes a greiving parent, one that I peersonally dont feel is appropriate for an LGBT parent, as grieving probably isn’t a productive response. I of corse recognize there isn’t a monopoly on the term, but for some listeners the term evokes an entierly differet perspective. Name logistics aside, keep it up and I can’t wait to hear more.

  2. As an LGBT member of the church, I can’t tell you how heartening it is to know of the straight allies that are amongst the members. It can feel lonely when people don’t acknowledge that someone sitting in the room could be LGBT and then speak disrespectfully of “those people”. Thank you for the personal work you have done to comprehend this matter more fully and show forth compassion. And, thank you for being so open with all of us.

  3. That makes me so happy! Hopefully we can create a safe place for all ALLIES in the church to speak up, whatever consequences follow, in order to stop the epidemic suicide and homelessness rates in our LGBT community.

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