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Raising LGBTQ Allies:
A Parent's Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground
by Chris Tompkins

What started originally as a letter I wrote my family to address a conversation that wasn’t taking place, has since become:

  • an article published on nine different media platforms,

  • a TEDx talk

  • a parenting guide, 

  • a presentation,

  • a #1 New Release published by Rowman & Littlefield,

  • a soon-to-be-released Spanish translation,

  • and now, a training for families and youth-serving professionals.


Raising LGBTQ Allies is the first parenting book to focus on the prevention of homophobia, transphobia, and bullying before they begin. It encourages families to have open and authentic conversations in a practical, timely, and inclusive way. It also creates a dialogue with parents around the possibility they may have an LGBTQ child.

"[A] powerful treatise on creating a more accepting world."

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent's Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground

Featured reviews:

The Washington Post

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Foreword Reviews

Interviews and more:

The Mom Feed Podcast interview with Lauren Lobley

Hot Radio Maine interview with Hayley

Interview on the Arizona Equals Podcast

Interview with parenting expert, Melinda Wenner Moyer

Interview on the Parenting for the Future Podcast with Petal Modeste 


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LGBTQ Allies
Washington Post book review
Parenting book

"Amazing message and helps touch on such an important topic. I will definitely be sharing this with parents and the LGBT/therapist groups I’m a part of; I think this is a valuable resource us practitioners can share to start opening healing dialogue."

Mental Health Therapist

Costa Mesa

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