TG Geeks Webcast Episode 319

The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️‍🌈 have a chat with Elena Joy Thurston of the Pride and Joy Foundation. We chatted with her several months ago as she was getting the foundation started up, now she has an exciting Summit for LGBTQ+ families and friends. She tells us what this summit is all about and how you can register online for this interactive online community. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

About Elena Joy Thurston

Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational speaker and founder of the Pride and Joy Foundation. She grew up in a turbulent home, joined a conservative church as a teenager, put herself through college, married and birthed 4 beautiful children, and then…

Life 2.0 brought a divorce, leaving/getting kicked out of her church, a beautiful love story, and a successful new career! Her viral TEDx talk has paved the way for speaking engagements around the country. Audiences have included ABC, CBS and Fox news stations, the First Event in Boston, the Seacoast Wellness Series in New Hampshire, the THRIVE conference in Utah, as well as multiple prints and online media and podcasts.

About Pride and Joy Foundation




The Pride and Joy Foundation is dedicated to building self-awareness and safety in LGBTQ families and their allies. The education resources teach concepts such as Core Values, Limiting Beliefs, and Self-Awareness in an affordable and accessible way. We believe that when LGBTQ and allied individuals integrate these resources, their lives and their families become stronger and safer. Additionally, the foundation hosts an online support group. Queer parents with straight kids get to receive and give support to straight parents with queer kids, and allies get to learn how to raise the next generation of allies.

Elena Joy continues to speak to businesses and organizations regarding

· the damage that conversion therapy does to communities

· inclusion in the workplace and at home

· Life 2.0: how to love your new normal



Twitter: @PrideJoyFound

Instagram: @Pridejoyfoundation


About LGBTQ Family and Influencer Summit


In our second segment, we chat about Aaron Sorkin’s News Room. We also highlight recent articles posted to the in the past week. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.

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