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

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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

2017 Allies In Action Summer Camps

Registration is now open for three summer camp sessions.

Team building activities and art projects used to increase self-awareness and self-reflection, impact of behavior, conflict resolution and learn skills to take action.

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

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

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

The Toll of Coming Out For Your Trans Child

"Hey, long time no see! How's your son?" Throat closes, chest tightens, every sounds begins to amplify. Stammering often follows, as if the ability to speak is gone. The familiar barrage of the all same damn questions drown out everything. Momentary paralysis takes...

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The Bathroom Boogeyman

In 2016, Washington State dealt with its first anti-trans initiative, I-1515.  The backers of this initiative, Just Want Privacy, led by the Executive Director of the Family Policy Institute of WA, Joseph Backholm, failed to gather the number of signatures needed to...

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