Telling our family stories can be liberating, uneventful, isolating, and even dangerous. How do we reclaim power in the telling? Why do LGBTQ family legacies matter?Read More
Two teens talk about what it's like growing up in a LGBTQ family and being totally outnumbered at home by parents and siblings who are all of a different gender. What is it really like being a young woman raised by two men or a young man raised by women? Short answer - it's complex and awesome.Read More
Second-parent adoption for LGBTQ families is many things - confirmation, injustice, expensive, and a celebration. What is it, why do lawyers still recommend LGBTQ parents do it, and how does it feel for our families?Read More
Elizabeth Collins went from staying quiet about having gay dads while growing up in Texas to telling stories about her family on stage. How does a person go from closet to comedy success?Read More
When LGBTQ people adopt children of a different race or ethnicity than themselves, what does it mean for both parents and kids?Read More
To start Season 2 of Outspoken Voices, host Emily McGranachan talks with a parent about one of the first questions new LGBTQ parents hear – What will the kid call you?
Tori Kaufmann-Paulman lives in Boston, Massachusetts with their wife Sunnie, and is a proud Baba of an amazing 7-year-old daughter, Anika, and her big (dog) sister, Alice. Tori and Sunnie met in San Francisco, where Anika was born, and made the move to Boston 3 years ago.
In the early 90’s, Tori began a lifelong practice of sharing their story transparently by participating in speak outs facilitated by the Rainbow Room, part of the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective and starting one of Connecticut’s first high school Gay-Straight Alliances at Conard High school. Today, Tori works in technology at Putnam Investments, serving on the firm’s Diversity Advisory Council, and chairing the Putnam Pride Alliance.
Tori is an actively involved supporter of the Family Equality Council and a proud sustaining contributor to the Protector's Circle.
Outspoken Voices is back for Season 2 starting in June! Don't miss new episodes the first and third Tuesday of each month. This Season we're talking about all things LGBTQ family!Read More
In 2018 we start off the year with a conversation about LGBTQ families and how we stay healthy together.Read More
A conversation with experts about sperm donors, surrogacy, egg donation and fertility treatment for prospective LGBTQ parents.Read More
November is National Adoption Month and in this episode we celebrate by talking with four LGBTQ parents who share their family adoption stories.Read More