In-Store: Rainbow Parenting: Your Guide to Raising Queer Kids and Their Allies by Lindz Amer

Please join us for an in-person event to celebrate the release of RAINBOW PARENTING: YOUR GUIDE TO RAISING QUEER KIDS AND THEIR ALLIES by Lindz Amer! For this event, Lindz will be joined in conversation by Andy Passichier. 

Please note: Pre-registration for this event is required. By pre-registering, you are verifying that you are fully vaccinated and will wear a mask throughout the entirety of the event.


An essential guide for parents and caregivers to raising queer-friendly children in a gender-affirming space.

In the face of so many injustices across society for LGBTQ+ people, it can be easy for parents of young children to feel helpless and hopeless. While they may not be able to address every problem across the country, there's a simple place to start: right at home.

Rainbow Parenting is an indispensable stepping stone for adults who want to raise and teach kids in a queer and gender-affirming way, but might not know how. Lindz Amer, the creator of Queer Kid Stuff, an award-winning LGBTQ+ educational webseries for children and families, is an expert guide, leading readers through practical applications, important LGBTQ+ history, key lessons in intersectionality, pronouns, social justice, and more. Divided by sections that address kids' individual ages—from infancy to kindergarten—this joyful and approachable book shares a bit of hope and starts with the understanding that anyone can spread queer joy.

By giving parents and their kids a vocabulary to express themselves, Rainbow Parenting ultimately aims to create more empathetic adults—and spreads a message of radical acceptance in a world where it's sometimes dangerous to just be yourself.

Lindz Amer (they/them) makes queer stuff for kids and families. They started on this wild and winding career path when they created Queer Kid Stuff—an award-winning original LGBTQ+ educational webseries for all ages—that has reached millions of families. They perform at libraries, schools, and theaters all over the world spreading queer joy and working on numerous projects that bring queer and trans representation into mainstream children's media. In 2019, they gave a viral TED Talk on the importance of talking to kids about gender and sexuality. They currently write for preschool television and also host the parenting podcast Rainbow Parenting, as well as Activist, You! for kids featuring interviews with youth activists. Their work has been featured by Good Morning America, Kidscreen, Teen Vogue, and Parents Magazine. They live in New England with their wife and spunky cattle dog mix named Georgie.

Andy Passchier is a non-binary illustrator from The Netherlands. A lot of their work focuses on inclusivity, positivity, and LGBTQIA+ advocacy. Currently working in the USA, Andy lives with their cats, loves to travel, draw, and enjoys all things spooky and Halloween.

AccessibilityThis event is at the bookstore, which is an accessible space. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email with questions or to request accommodations.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N Clark St
Rainbow Parenting: Your Guide to Raising Queer Kids and Their Allies By Lindz Amer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250836489
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 30th, 2023