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The Proud Path is designed to help straight parents raise healthy, happy and proud LGBTQ+ kids

Through interactive video courses you will develop the confidence and education you need to be truly supportive of your child

 

What do I get?

  • A nonjudgmental way to learn about the LGBTQ+ community
  • Support with discounted or free coaching calls
  • 6 courses full of knowledge, based on research and real life stories
  • Interactive materials to guide you through The Proud Path
  • The ease of accessing The Proud Path on your computer, tablet or phone

Each course is built to answer a simple question. If you find yourself stumped, the course is just right for you. Check out our very first (and probably most important) lesson below!

Q: What do all the letters in LGBTQIA stand for?

Are you up-to-date on all the lingo?

The language of the LGBTQ+ population is growing and changing all the time. Most parents want to support their child, but without the vocabulary, they’re afraid to speak… sound familiar? 

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Hours of Social Work Practice

3+
Hours

Video content alone on

The Proud Path

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Commitment to you and your family

Why The Proud Path?

I know that I will be spending the rest of my life learning about and fighting for LGBTQ+ young people to help them find support for who they are. So, over the past several years, here’s what I’ve done:

  • Spent over 1300 hours of social work practice studying the LGBTQ+ adolescent experience
  • Used my own life and the stories of many other queer people to inform the courses you’re about to start
  • Infused humor, honesty and empathy throughout the courses to make you feel at ease while learning about a topic that makes many parents uncomfortable
  • Applied my experience as a teacher and school administrator to keep the material fresh, simple, and accessible
  • Compiled all of that into videos and lessons for you to use to best support your LGBTQ+ child

The Proud Path is quite honestly the first of its kind. Your child only stands to benefit from the knowledge you’ll gain. Are you ready to get started?

Recognitions and Media:

Business Equality Network’s 40 under 40 LGBTQ Business Leaders for 2019

New York Nonprofit
40 Under 40 Rising Stars 2018

Education Update Online
Interview Summer 2018

Education Update Online
Interview Summer 2018

What will help your child the most right now?

Why E-courses?

   E-learning is a growing industry, and the direction that education for adults is moving. Think, have you ever watched a webinar at work? Seen a Ted Talk as part of a training? Even watching those adorable cooking videos on social media is a form of E-learning. Qualified people are out there and happy to share their wisdom with you to help you grow into the person, into the parent, you aspire to be.

   As you probably know, the information out there about the queer community is growing and changing every day. It is overwhelming to expect every single parent of every single LGBTQ+ child to hunt down the latest phrases to say, which ones to avoid, what terms mean, etc. just to have a conversation with their kid.

   Wouldn’t it be great if you could be at home, login to a course, and take on this important topic in your own time, at your own pace, with someone to guide you along the way? The Proud Path is here to support you with courses available on your computer, tablet, and even your phone!

Q: What’s the difference between sex and gender?

This might seem like a rhetorical question…

If your child identifies as trans, gender-nonconforming, agender, gender queer, etc you need to take this course! It will walk you through terms and provide you the language to better empathize with your LGBTQ+ child! 

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You’ve always supported your child’s happiness.

What does that support look like now?

Click a course to learn more

Defining
LGBTQIA

Four
Spectrum

Mourning
the Loss

What Is
Coming Out?

What Not
To Say

What
To Say

The Proud Path Course Options

The Proud Path Courses

$27/course


These individual courses include:

  • Unlimited access to 1 course
  • 25% off 1 coaching call 
  • Learn on desktop, tablet, and phone
  • Future discounts on new products
  • 1 free coaching call (within 30 days)
  • Early access to new materials
  • Save $63 instantly!

Choose Your Courses Here

The Proud Path Bundle

$127


This package includes:

  • Unlimited access to all courses
  • 25% off 2 coaching calls 
  • Learn on desktop, tablet, and phone
  • Future discounts on new products
  • 1 30-minute coaching call (within 30 days)
  • Early access to new materials
  • Save $63 instantly!
  • 2 free 1-hour coaching calls (within the first 90 days)

Buy The Bundle!

The Proud Path Bundle + Coaching

$229


This package includes:

  • Unlimited access to all courses
  • 2 free 1-hour coaching calls (within 90 days)
  • All coaching calls are 25% off (1 year)
  • Learn on desktop, tablet, and phone
  • Future discounts on new products
  • Early access to new materials
  • Save $133 instantly!

Let’s get a call setup!

How About a Coaching Call?

I understand the value of just having someone to talk to. I have been a babysitter, a tutor, a teacher, and a social worker. We all have the right to be supported when times are hard, and there is no shame in admitting that.

Your child needs you to be the strongest and most supportive parent you can be right now. You already are that parent for them somewhere inside, and I would love to mentor you on how to live like that every day.

Every course offers discounted or free coaching calls, so make sure you sign up for one after choosing the right plan for you!

Did the Coaching Calls Sound Good to You?

I understand the value of just having someone to talk to. I have been a babysitter, a tutor, a teacher, and a social worker. We all have the right to be supported when times are hard, and there is no shame in admitting that.

Your child needs you to be the strongest and most supportive parent you can be right now. You already are that parent for them somewhere inside, and I would love to mentor you on how to live like that every day.

Sign up for a coaching call after buying the courses, or see my homepage to schedule a call right now!

How About a Coaching Call?

I understand the value of just having someone to talk to. I have been a babysitter, a tutor, a teacher, and a social worker. We all have the right to be supported when times are hard, and there is no shame in admitting that.

Your child needs you to be the strongest and most supportive parent you can be right now. You already are that parent for them somewhere inside, and I would love to mentor you on how to live like that every day.

Every course offers discounted or free coaching calls, so make sure you sign up for one after choosing the right plan for you!

The Hard Truths

This is my least favorite thing to talk about… but it’s important to understand how parent support can affect LGBTQ+ youth:

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual Youth are 2x more likely to be suicidal

Children who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, etc are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts than straight youth

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Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Youth are 4x as likely

Children who identify as transgender, gender-nonconforming, and other gender diverse youth are four times as likely to be suicidal

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Number of LGBTQ+ Youth Who Have Already Attempted Suicide

At the Ali Forney Center, a nonprofit that shelters LGBTQ+ youth, 37% of the 1,600 youth intaked in 2017 had already attempted suicide

  • Percentage of homeless children that are LGBTQ+ 40% 40%

It’s devastating right? Nearly half of all homeless children are LGBTQ+. The vast majority of them are homeless because of family rejection or neglect

(Click image for more info from GLSEN)

GLSEN researches the rates of violence against LGBTQ+ youth in schools across the country. This data is from 2017, where 4 out of 5 trans students experienced harassment for their gender identity

What’s the solution?

In many reports asking why LGBTQ+ youth are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, suicide, homelessness, etc. the most common factor to prevent it all is…

Parent Support

Knowing the risks that LGBTQ+ youth face, every parent should be learning as much as they can about the queer community, reassuring their children how much they are loved, and challenging their own fears to support them.

One last fact to put this into perspective: LGBTQ+ children are more likely to be suicidal, and right now: 

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for teens. 

Don’t assume that your child is okay because they haven’t mentioned anything. We all know that children are amazing at hiding how they feel, especially teens. Think back to your early teen years… almost every adult I know says they were just terrible. Imagine the stress of that, and also trying to hold onto the secret of your sexuality or gender identity.

What can you do today to bear some of that burden for them? And how can I support you to make it easier to carry?

Nathaniel Gray has been an invaluable resource to me and my family. When my elementary school-aged child told me that she was transgender, I had so many questions and felt I needed assistance in navigating school issues, social issues and safeguarding my child’s mental and emotional well-being. A friend put me in touch with Nathaniel and The Proud Path and so began my journey towards better education surrounding LGBTQIA+ issues, better support, helpful resources, sage guidance and so much more. Nathaniel has been a guiding light, a compassionate advocate and a knowledgeable source of information. His astounding knowledge and understanding of the issues that our LGBTQIA+ youth are experiencing today, makes Nathaniel Gray an incredible advocate, mentor and counselor. We are very grateful to have Nathaniel by our side on our personal path.

Lillian Schulz

Dylan's Mom

Q: How many times will your LGBTQ+ child come out?

Just once? A few times to friends and family?

What if I told you it is every single day? That’s right… queer people come out everyday, to everyone they meet. Don’t believe me? Check out this course! It is built to help you empathize with the harsh reality that LGBTQ+ people are always outing themselves, everywhere they go, and the mental toll that can have.

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How do non-LGBTQ+ parents best support their LGBTQ+ child?

LGBTQ+ children are almost always raised by non-LGBTQ+ parents. Think about how isolating that is. Coupled with the learning curve straight parents have, it can deteriorate the parent-child relationship. So as a parent, how do you avoid them feeling alone in their own home? How do you empower yourself to be the parent they deserve?

I’ll tell you:

  • Learn about LGBTQ+ Culture
  • Speak their language
  • Be proud of your child, and of yourself
  • Process your feelings and fears
  • Take initiative and learn this on your own

How many times have you already asked them to explain a word, or define their identity for you? Think about what a burden that must be as a child navigating this new life? And for those things you are trying to learn on your own, how confusing is it to google new terms and phrases every day in hopes of not saying the wrong thing?

Why go through all of that, or put that weight on your child, when you could sign up for The Proud Path today and start your first course in minutes?

It’s a no-brainer

If you’re the parent of an LGBTQ+ child, this program will help you raise them, protect them, and show them how to be as proud of themselves as you are of them.

I can’t wait to work with you!

It’s a no-brainer

If you’re the parent of an LGBTQ+ child, this program will help you raise them, protect them, and show them how to be as proud of themselves as you are of them.

I can’t wait to work with you!

The Proud Path Course Options

The Proud Path Courses

$27/course


These individual courses include:

  • Unlimited access to 1 course
  • 25% off 1 coaching call 
  • Learn on desktop, tablet, and phone
  • Future discounts on new products
  • 1 free coaching call (within 30 days)
  • Early access to new materials
  • Save $63 instantly!

Choose Your Courses Here

The Proud Path Bundle

$127


This package includes:

  • Unlimited access to all courses
  • 25% off 2 coaching calls 
  • Learn on desktop, tablet, and phone
  • Future discounts on new products
  • 1 30-minute coaching call (within 30 days)
  • Early access to new materials
  • Save $63 instantly!
  • 2 free 1-hour coaching calls (within the first 90 days)

Buy The Bundle!

The Proud Path Bundle + Coaching

$229


This package includes:

  • Unlimited access to all courses
  • 2 free 1-hour coaching calls (within 90 days)
  • All coaching calls are 25% off (1 year)
  • Learn on desktop, tablet, and phone
  • Future discounts on new products
  • Early access to new materials
  • Save $133 instantly!

Let’s get a call setup!

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