Appreciate Complexity with O’Neal Atkinson

A lot of progress has been made in the past decade in respect to acceptance and support of the LGBTQ+ community. But there is still a long way to go, and children growing up finding there way in a straight world, sometimes need a helping hand or listening ear.

That’s where today’s guest comes in. Kathy welcomes O’Neal Atkinson, Deputy Director of Time Out Youth Center in Charlotte, NC. They have a delightful and engaging conversation about the center’s role in helping LGBTQ+ youth through, advocacy, leadership development, social opportunities, counseling and more. They also discuss the use of preferred pronouns and language of respect for people in the community. 

Plus! O’Neal talks about resources for parents and families who want to gain more understanding and connect with other parents who have similar stories. 

Find out more about Time Out Youth here

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