The Rainbow Girl Scout troop that actively welcomes children from LGBT families
Alisha DeCou says she was raised by religious parents who had a tolerant and open-minded outlook on life. From a young age, she was taught that not all people are attracted to people of the opposite gender, and that all humans are unique and worthy of love.
Bisexual herself, she is now married and lives with her husband, three sons (aged 13, 12 and 5) and three daughters (aged 7, 2 and eight months).
When she placed her eldest daughter, Aleya, in a local Girl Scouts group in Sacramento, California, she hoped that it would be a supportive and nurturing environment for her child. However,
Bullies nearly gay-bashed me to death, now I’m fighting back
You know that awkward feeling you get when you go to a party with your friend without knowing anybody else there and your friend disappears?
Without even realizing, fears of rejection quickly set in and you’re left feeling incredibly self-conscious. As a safety barrier, you subtly pull out your mobile and act nonchalant whilst frantically trying to figure out where your mate went.
Maybe it doesn’t happen to you anymore, but we can all relate to that distinctive feeling of dread mixed with heightened self-awareness.
I felt this feeling pretty much every single day for 10 years, leading to