Press

We have provided some tools for our partners and supporters to use as resources when spreading the word about Strong Family Alliance and our mission to help parents of LGBTQ children who have recently come out.

About Us

Why Strong Family Alliance (2-minute video)
Organization Overview (PDF)
Leadership (PDF)
How We’re Different (PDF)
LGBT Statistics (PDF)

Release

10.11.2017 – First Annual Parents Coming Out Day October 12: Strong Family Alliance Creates Day to Encourage Parents to Come Out Supporting their LGBTQ Children (PDF)
9.20.2017 – Strong Family Alliance Kick-Off Event Release (PDF)

Coverage

11.14.17 – NBC News: After Man Is Charged in Gay Son’s Death, LGBTQ Groups Focus on Outreach
11.14.17 – NPR’s Texas Standard: Why Coming Out as LGBTQ in an Immigrant Family is Rarely an Option
10.12.17 – A Plus: Together, This Mother And Daughter Inspire Social Change By Helping Other Families With LGBTQ Children
10.12.17 – Bustle: What Is National Parents Coming Out Day? October 12 Is All About Supporting Parents Of LGBTQ Kids
10.12.17 – NBC News: ‘National Parents Coming Out Day’ Aims to Educate Families of LGBTQ Youth
10.11.17 – CultureMap Austin: Austin nonprofit celebrates launch, aims to build strong families for LGBTQ youth
10.11.17 – Houston Business Journal: First Annual National Parents Coming Out Day October 12
10.06.17 – Spectrum News Austin: Nonprofit Provides Resources for Parents of LGBT Youth
10.07.17 – KLBJ News Radio: Austin LGBT Families Come Together (article; audio below)

Key Messaging

We ask that two points be made in any blogs, posts or publicity. The Strong Family Alliance:

  1. Is a new non-profit focused on supporting parents whose children are coming out
  2. Provides a website consolidating information, resources, guidance, and parent-to-parent sharing to help families stay connected and keep their youth safe and healthy.

Supportive Messaging

National Parents Coming Out Day

October 12 is a new designation called National Parents Coming Out Day. Held the day after National Coming Out Day on October 11, it’s a day when parents can show support for their LGBTQ child. Find out more on our National Parents Coming Out Day overview page.

There are many ways parents can “come out” and it’s a process that must be coordinated with their child. Strong Family Alliance is suggesting three approaches:

There are over 50 other suggestions to support your child, in these categories:
Speaking Up: Independent Actions 
Telling Others: Coordinate with Your Child

Working with a Counselor: Sharing in Private

Potential Leads

We offer these as potential key lines or ideas to build around. We hope one of these approaches resonates for you and your readers/followers.

  • This is something the parent goes through as well as the child, and it’s a process that takes time and energy. Be patient with yourself.
  • Religion is what kept me from accepting my child as gay, but faith is what helped me do so.
  • You may not be the only voice in your child’s ear, but make sure you’re the best voice in your child’s ear. (Dr. Phil)
  • It’s no wonder parents struggle when their child comes out to them, because they care about them. Because they want the best for them. Unfortunately, what most parents know about being (LGBT) is the misinformation they learned…They struggle because they care so much. (David Heubner, Ph.D., MPH Clinical Psychologist)
  • The pain of coming out is not the pain of the person who comes out alone. The whole family comes out. So the family almost has a bereavement process.  (Bishop Yvette Flunder, City of Refuge, United Church of Christ)

Logos

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Social Media Presence

Twitter
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Facebook
Instagram
LinkedIn

Sample Graphical Posts

Sample Facebook Posts

POST 1
I’m happy to share @sfamilyalliance, a new non-profit offering support for parents of LGBTQ kids coming out. It consolidates great information and resources that are often hard to find, a game-changer for parents who are struggling to adjust. See www.strongfamilyalliance.org. International Parents Coming Out Day is October 12, when parents can “come out” in support of their out kids. Please SHARE. #strongfamily #nationalparentscomingoutday #parentscomingout

POST 2
Coming out isn’t just for #LGBTQ. Help get the word out about National Parents Coming Out Day Oct 12, when parents can “come out” in support of their out kids. Check out @sfamilyalliance and
www.strongfamilyalliance.org, working to save lives and preserve families by supporting parents of LGBTQ. Please SHARE. #strongfamily #nationalparentscomingoutday #parentscomingout

POST 3
Strong families include #LGBTQ acceptance. National Parents Coming Out Day is October 12, when parents can “come out” in support of their out kids. SAVE LIVES and check out @sfamilyalliance and
www.strongfamilyalliance.org, a nonprofit providing free resources and support for parents whose child recently came out. Please SHARE. #strongfamily #nationalparentscomingoutday #parentscomingout

POST 4
#LGBTQ children are 8 times more likely to commit suicide when rejected by family. National Parents Coming Out Day is October 12, when parents can “come out” in support of their out kids.
www.strongfamilyalliance.org and @sfamilyalliance provide parents with the tools to love and accept their children. Please SHARE and FOLLOW! #strongfamily #nationalparentscomingoutday #parentscomingout

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Sample Twitter Posts

POST 1
Coming out isn’t just for #LGBTQ. Natl Parents Coming Out Day is Oct 12! Ck out strongfamilyalliance.org. Please RT #parentscomingout (click to tweet)

POST 2
National Parents Coming Out Day is Oct 12. Strongfamilyalliance.org helps parents of #LGBTQ show support. Please RT #parentscomingout (click to tweet)

POST 3
Oct 12 is Natl Parents Coming Out Day. Get ideas @ strongfamilyalliance.org/parentscomingout Please RT #parentscomingout (click to tweet)

POST 4
#LGBTQ people are important to us! That’s why we highlight @sfamilyalliance. Please RT and share the love. #strongfamily (click to tweet

MEDIA CONTACTS

AGENCY-NATIONAL
Randi Rosenbloom
917.576.2752
randi.rosenbloom@gmail.com

AGENCY-AUSTIN
Morgan Moritz
Pierpont Communications
512.448.4950
mmoritz@piercom.com

FOUNDER
Janet Duke
512.426.8344
janet@strongfamilyalliance.org