Safe, inclusive environments for gender diverse youth and their families.

Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth Resources

My Purple Umbrella serves as a community partner to support gender diverse youth and their families. Our focus is advocacy, outreach and education training, events, and organizational partnerships that serve and protect LGBTQ youth.

LGBTQ youth are the highest risk youth in our communities. A community is made up of more than just family. Schools, medical institutions, businesses, law enforcement and human service agencies, youth organizations and the foster care system are important partners for LGBTQ youth to not merely survive but thrive. Our goal is to build bridges within each of these pieces of the community. Human connection is the most powerful connector to understanding, safety and inclusion.

Safe, Inclusive Environments are a Basic Human Need

Allies in Action

Additionally, My Purple Umbrella offers a whole school program addressing harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Instilling necessary life skills of self-awareness, communication, problem solving and empathy through team building and art.

Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth Resources

My Purple Umbrella serves as a community partner to support gender diverse youth and their families. Our focus is advocacy, outreach and education training, events, and organizational partnerships that serve and protect LGBTQ youth.

Safe, Inclusive Environments are a Basic Human Need

LGBTQ youth are the highest risk youth in our communities. A community is made up of more than just family. Schools, medical institutions, businesses, law enforcement and human service agencies, youth organizations and the foster care system are important partners for LGBTQ youth to not merely survive but thrive. Our goal is to build bridges within each of these pieces of the community. Human connection is the most powerful connector to understanding, safety and inclusion.

Allies in Action

Additionally, My Purple Umbrella offers a whole school program addressing harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Instilling necessary life skills of self-awareness, communication, problem solving and empathy through team building and art.

Allies In Action

Teaching Youth To Respect All
A Whole School Approach
For Bullying

Looking for LGBTQ inclusion training for your school, organization or community?

Support

Resources are a life line to families raising gender diverse youth. My Purple Umbrella believes deeply in community partnerships. It truly takes a village to raise thriving, successful, and loved children. If you are in need of support for your family click here.

Our Vision & Mission

Addressing harassment, intimidation, and bullying so all children learn to treat one another with dignity, compassion, and respect.

Safe, inclusive environments for gender diverse youth and their families.

Allies In Action

Allies In Action is a positive approach to harassment, intimidation, and bullying in schools. The program focuses on leadership, character qualities, and team building.

“To be empathetic you must have trust, respect, honesty, love, compassion, courage, and bravery.” Sabine, 2nd grade Ally

BULLYING AN ISSUE IN YOUR SCHOOL?

ALLIES IN ACTION CAN HELP!

Meet Our Founder:

Lisa J. Keating

Lisa is a dynamic speaker, writer, and advocate. She is the recipient of the Pride Foundation 2016 Ruby Award for her work in the LGBTQ community from the Tacoma Pride Festival and the City of Tacoma. And Gold Star Community Partner recipient from Tacoma Public Schools.

Looking for LGBTQ inclusion training for your school, organization or community?

Lisa will help you change your culture and climate to make all youth safe and included!

Featured Blog Posts

Poem: My beloved Tacoma

My beloved Tacoma,  I see you.  I bear witness to your resiliency, tenacity, and compassion.  I hear your pain. Your outrage.  Sections of you isolated.  Ignored. Dismissed. Perpetually neglected. I won't look away.  Things are harder than they have ever...

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Practicing Kindness

The words we choose can wield power to harm or nurture. Often children are told to “be” nice from a command rather than a place of learning. What if you’re not feeling nice right then? Maybe you are feeling frustrated and confused. With sadness and...

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What Kids Want Us To Know

Students’ experiences tell us much of what we need to know about society, the issues they face, and, often, how to solve them. Taking the time to ask and listen is key. In a “polite” society, we greet one another by asking, “How are you?” But we honestly...

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