The Parenting Coach Podcast with Crystal

S05|16 - Parenting LGBTQ Kids with Allison Dayton (Lift and Love)

Oct 31, 2022

Allison Dayton is the founder of the Lift and Love Foundation, which she created to support families with LGBTQ members. Allison lost her brother, who was gay, to suicide at the same time her 17-year-old son was coming out.  Looking for resources to help her family she couldn’t find anything that embraced both her religious beliefs and her son’s identity. Lift and Love fills that much needed space for thousands of families and individuals.  Allison and her husband Kenn live in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they are thrilled to watch their grown children create exciting lives and families of their own.  

Insta: @liftandloveorg

In our conversation today you’ll hear:

  • Allison’s story of how she got into this work (bring some tissues!)
  • How to become a supportive ally for your own kids and everyone else too
  • What being a safe space means and how to become that space for LGBTQ family and friends
  • How to parent LGBTQ kids while maintaining your own values and ideals- especially if you come from a conservative religious background


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