Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears

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Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears is a private Facebook group exclusively for moms of LGBTQ kids. The group was started in June 2014 and as of May 2021 there are more than 26,000 members. Each day moms of LGBTQ kids gather virtually to share a journey that is unique and often very difficult. The group is a place where they share a lot of information, ask questions, support one another, learn a lot and brag on their kids. The official motto is “Better Together” and the members nickname themselves “Mama Bears”

The group is private so only members can see who is in the group and what is posted there.

There are five subgroups, several special projects and more than 50 regional groups available to the members of the private Facebook group.

Go HERE to put in a request to join the group.

The five subgroups include:

SERENDIPITYDODAH MAMA BEARS TO THE RESCUE is a subgroup for Serendipitydodah Mama Bears who are willing and able to be available to do small acts of kindness for LGBTQ+ people in their local community who may need connection, care or assistance. This subgroup makes it easier for members to coordinate and organize to do things such as attend a wedding as an affirming stand in mom, visit someone in the hospital, help someone get settled in a new area, provide some transportation, include someone in their holiday gatherings, provide temporary housing, send a note of encouragement etc

SERENDIPITYDODAH MTK is a subgroup where the conversation is trans specific. It is mostly made up of moms of trans kids. All the members of Serendipitydodah MTK are in the main Serendipitydodah Facebook group.

SERENDIPITYDODAH BLUE OCEAN FAITH is a subgroup for members of Serendipitydodah for Moms who want to connect with and become a part of the Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor community via it’s online presence. Blue Ocean Faith is a faith community that fully includes, affirms and supports LGBTQ+ people and those that support them.

SERENDIPITYDODAH #BEYOU is a subgroup for LGBTQ+ youth. The group is private – a place where LGBTQ+ youth can make connections with other LGBTQ+ youth, talk about their journeys, and be vulnerable with their stories and questions without fear of judgement.

SERENDIPITYDODAH DOUBLE RAINBOW is a subgroup for moms of LGBTQ+ people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The conversation in this subgroup is specific to LGBTQ+ people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. All members are in the main group.

Several Special Projects are available for members:

The Mama Bear Story Project –  Stories have the power to change the world … they inspire us, teach us, connect us. The Mama Bear Story Project provides a stage for the members of “Serendipitydodah for Moms” to share autobiographical essays and personal portraits in an effort to connect with other moms like themselves and to make the world a kinder, safer, more loving place for all lgbtq people to live.  The project was started in January 2017 and as of July 2018 has published more than 30 essays written by a mom of an lgbtq kid. Each essay includes a portrait of the mom and is shared on The Mama Bear Story Project Facebook page and on the Serendipitydodah Public Blog.

The Mama Bear Made With Love Project invites members of Serendipitydodah for Moms to make heart patterned friendship bracelets for members of the lgbtq community to remind them they are loved just the way they are. Anyone can submit lgbtq people to receive a “Made With Love Bracelet” by sending the person’s name and address in an email to lizdyer55@gmail.com (feel free to also add some information about the person). This is more than a bracelet – this is a movement created by moms of lgbtq kids who are committed to making the world a kinder, safer, more loving place for all lgbtq people to live. (This project is US only)

The Mama Bear Blanket Project delivers handmade blankets to LGBTQ teens and young adults who find themselves not supported by their family. The hope is that the blankets delivered to them will serve as a reminder that there is someone who loves and cares about them. Moms of LGBTQ kids who are members of the Serendipitydodah for Moms Facebook group are invited to make no-sew fleece blankets and mail them to assigned recipients. You can nominate someone to receive a Mama Bear Blanket by emailing their name and address to lizdyer55@gmail.com  This project was inspired by Mama Bear Anita Cockrum, a member of Serendipitydodah for Moms, who started The Banner Blanket Project. (This project is US only)

Free Mom Hugs – Serendipitydodah for Moms is a proud partner of Free Mom Hugs. Free Mom Hugs is a group of affirming parents who love their LGBTQ+ kids unconditionally and take hugs of love and acceptance to others. They are dedicated to educating families, church and civic leaders, and not only affirming the value of the LGBTQ+ community, but celebrating it. Members of Serendipitydodah for Moms often connect with Free Mom Hugs and get involved with the advocacy work they are doing and the two organizations often work together on special projects and events. Visit the Free Mom Hugs website for more information.

A helpful list of resources for parents of lgbtq kids can be found here.

For more info email lizdyer55@gmail.com


Mama Bear Story Project #54 – Staci Frenes

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The Mama Bear Story Project is a collection of portraits and autobiographical essays from members of Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears

Our daughter Abby came out to us, unexpectedly, at the age of 16, and in that moment, I felt my tidy Christian world begin to unravel. In our Jesus-loving, evangelical-church-going family, this just didn’t seem possible. In the months and years that followed, I learned to make room for many things along the way, including questions that required stretching and expanding my old ways of thinking.

Most pressing on my heart was the dilemma of how to fit Abby’s sexual orientation within the context of my faith. I understood that Abby being gay wasn’t simply a phase or a choice, and I believed God didn’t love her any less because she was gay. But I had concerns about her future that were troublesome and unsettling to me. I wanted her to be happy and healthy, as any mother would, and also to flourish emotionally and spiritually.

Which is why I was saddened, but not surprised, when Abby stopped coming to church with us. My first instinct was to do everything in my power to drag her with us on Sundays—whether she liked it or not—but I could see that after coming out she felt less at home there (as we did too, over time.) She didn’t want to be part of a community where she wasn’t accepted for who she was, and as a result began seeking out a new group of friends, many of whom were also LGBTQ.

At first, I was a little panicky at the thought of Abby hanging out with mostly LGBTQ friends. The idea of a “gay community” was way outside my realm of experience or knowledge and I wanted to know everything I could about the people she spent time with, even the things that seemed silly or random on the surface. Like, why did some of her friends wear androgynous-looking clothes or cut their hair so short? She often rolled her eyes at my naivete, like an adult who finds a child amusing, but I was grateful hearing her perspective.

Underlying our conversations was my irrational fear that Abby would be pulled into relationships and experiences she wasn’t emotionally prepared to navigate. She was young in ways that seemed tender and impressionable. Sure, she had a driver’s license and a part-time job, but she was still balancing on that precarious edge between young woman and older girl—a ripe catch for someone who might influence her negatively. The notion of a gay community, lifestyle,
or culture, had always seemed a little dangerous in my imagination, and I feared it would suck her into its clutches.

Mind you, I had almost zero personal experience with actual gay people. I was a product of my times and culture, coming of age in the 80’s in conservative Christian circles. Knowing someone who was gay and out was about as common as knowing someone who had time traveled. Even as a teenager living in the San Francisco Bay Area, my understanding of gay culture was formed mostly from what I saw on TV of the annual Pride parade. No one in my church or friend circles talked openly about gay people. It was all taboo and hush-hush, and made for a lot of speculation, jokes and titillating gossip.

In my twenties I could count on one hand the number of gay people I knew personally. It wasn’t until I was in my thirties and early forties that I had friends who I knew to be gay and out. But old stereotypes from my past persisted, and when my newly-out daughter started spending more time with her LGBTQ friends and less time at church, my instinct was to circle the wagons in order to protect her from the dangers I feared would be awaiting her. I just wasn’t sure what those dangers were, exactly.

My paranoia seems so irrational to me now, but I felt like an outsider in her world. I didn’t know what was true and what was my own imagination. Fear of the unknown fueled my worry. I hated the thought of a chasm growing between my daughter. If I allowed myself to believe that in coming out, my daughter had become something other than the Abby I’d always known and loved, that she had become one of them, I knew I’d lose her. I couldn’t bear the thought of it.

Someone wise once said if you want to build a bridge you have to spend time on both sides you’re trying to connect. Obviously, separating myself from Abby’s growing new community of friends wasn’t going to help me cross my gulf of fear, so I decided to take baby steps toward it instead. As usual those steps were at first awkward and uncomfortable.

While my former conservative-Christian self couldn’t have ever imagined darkening the door of a lesbian bar, that’s exactly what I did one evening when Abby invited me to come and hear her sing at a club. Though not yet 21, she had been performing for a while at some of the local open mic nights. The customers at this particular club happened to be mostly lesbians—I said yes before I could chicken out. I was nervous and about as far out of my element as I could get. I’m sure everything about my sensible outfit and self-conscious demeanor screamed Heterosexual Christian Mom!—but despite my discomfort I actually managed to enjoyed myself.

Sitting at a table with a few of Abby’s friends, I mostly just listened as they laughed and talked about school, work, relationships—the usual stuff. They were sensitive to my newbie status in their world and graciously invited me into the conversation at various points. Gradually, I felt the tension in my body relax as an unexpected realization sunk in: I was among friends. No one acting inappropriately or out of control; just a handful of young women listening to music and having a few drinks with friends.

That evening proved to be a small but profound revelation that opened up my thinking about what an LGBTQ community looked like. As far as I could tell, it was like any group of young people, with the same desire for belonging and companionship you’d expect to see in any community. The more time I spent in those casual settings with Abby and her friends the more I learned to see them as people beyond just a label or category.

It’s difficult to admit that until Abby came out, I didn’t think much about the biases I’d been harboring about gay people since as far back as childhood. I never imagined the LGBTQ community could include kids like mine, from families like ours. Kids who were just trying to figure out their lives, find their path, make their parents proud. I watched Abby’s gay and non-gay friends alike go through similar life experiences: auditioning for their dream gigs, scraping
to make ends meet in college, struggling through break-ups, moving away from home, getting their first full-time jobs. The details varied but all of them were just young people trying to make the awkward leap into adulthood the best way they knew how.

The distinctions between “us” and “them” I once thought clearly defined became blurry. I saw that people are far more alike than we are different. One of my favorite lines from Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird is when Scout says, “I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”I’ve tried to keep these words close to my heart as Abby has moved in and out of friendships and relationships with people I’ve grown to love. It’s hard to imagine I was once worried about her spending time with these LGBTQ “folks” I’ve sat across tables from, laughed with, cried with, and made room for their stories in my heart. My life is bigger and more beautiful because they are in it.


This story was excerpted from the book “Love Makes Room” by Staci Frenes and shared with the author’s permission. Staci’s book can be purchased here and wherever books are sold.

Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears is a private Facebook group for moms of LGBTQ kids. The official motto is “Better Together” and the members call themselves “Mama Bears”

The group is private so only members can see who is in the group and what is posted in the group. It was started in June 2014 and presently has more than 26,000 members. For more info about the Mama Bears organization visit our website at realmamabears.org 

This story can also be viewed on the Mama Bear Story Project Facebook page.

Mama Bear Story Project #53 – Chris Pepple

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The Mama Bear Story Project is a collection of portraits and autobiographical essays from members of Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears

A Mama Bear Moment …

A couple of summers ago something miraculous happened. I saw my son smile and laugh again. He wanted to do things with me and my daughter again—he sat for family meals with me and asked to go grab ice cream. That summer, he asked me if I would take a day off work and go to campus with him and have lunch and just hang out and talk. I almost cried. Well, honestly, I cried tears of joy, but I waited until he wasn’t around because I wasn’t sure he would know for sure that they were “happy tears.”

When he was a child, he had started asking me questions about why he had to put a shirt on at the beach. I didn’t think anything about it, and I just said, “Because you do.” As he grew, he became increasingly rebellious and anxious and withdrawn. Soon, he was showing signs of deep depression, and we weren’t close at all. I couldn’t reach him anymore. What I didn’t know was how deeply he was hurting inside. His soul was tearing apart because he loved me enough to not want to hurt me. See, I’m a single Mom of two kids, and for years I called us “the Pepple girls.” I signed Christmas cards that way. I even had a frame that said it. That’s how everyone knew us—we were the three Pepple girls.

But, you see, my son was just assigned the gender of female at birth. He wasn’t really “my girl.” I didn’t know enough about gender to question anything. I looked at the outside and assumed it matched what was on the inside. How wrong I was! When he finally found the courage to tell me, it was an answer to prayers because I knew then that we could stand together and search for a way forward. Nothing instantly changed, of course, because neither of us knew anything about how to help him become the person he knew he was born to be. I was part of the problem, because I had to learn about depression and teens and gender and lots of things. But I was willing to learn and correct my previous parenting mistakes and seek resources.

I saw an affirming pastor make a Facebook post to another person who had commented on her page. She offered to send him resources to back up a point she was making. about the LGBTQ+ community. I truly didn’t even read the original post, but instead immediately messaged her and asked if she could send me resources. She asked me what type of information I was looking for, so I decided to be honest and just say out loud for the first time that I had a transgender child who just shared the news with me and didn’t know how to move forward. That’s when I found the Mama Bears! What a blessing. And he found a counselor and an endocrinologist that have guided us so well.

I still had a lot to learn. I had to find the words to tell family and friends. And I had to learn to let go. I let go of people who were unwilling to listen and learn along with us—people who just blindly judged and were negative. But for every person who walked out of our lives, three more walked in. For every tear, we were given laughter also. For events we were excluded from, new friends opened doors for new events. Now we walk in Pride events…I meet up with Mama Bears…he has a queer youth theatre group…we found a new church.

I still worry for his safety because so many people carry so much hate towards people who are transgender. But I have so much fun being the Pepple People now. My daughter is so affirming, and some of our family members are. The others are missing out on the blessing of knowing my son. I’ve learned how to love deeper and speak louder about that love. I’ve learned how to listen and how to open my life up to new experiences and new people. I hope I never stop learning…and I know I’ll never stop loving both of my children who are growing into the people they were created to be.


Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears is a private Facebook group for moms of LGBTQ kids. The official motto is “Better Together” and the members call themselves “Mama Bears”

The group is private so only members can see who is in the group and what is posted in the group. It was started in June 2014 and presently has more than 25,000 members. For more info about the Mama Bears visit our website at realmamabears.org 

This story can also be viewed on the Mama Bear Story Project Facebook page.

A message for parents of trans kids

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It’s not uncommon for parents of trans kids to resist accepting their new reality. Parents of trans kids often talk to me about struggling to use their child’s correct pronouns and new names. They often tell me they feel uncomfortable, sad and afraid.

Although their feelings are common and they deserve support, understanding and encouragement I always emphasize that it is vitally important that their trans kids receive enthusiastic support from them IMMEDIATELY!

I always emphasize how vital it is for parents to demonstrate ENTHUSIASTIC support of their trans kids immediately by doing things like using new names and correct pronouns.

In a recent study, researchers found that when transgender youth have parents that enthusiastically support them and use their new name and correct pronouns the youth’s risk of suicide and depression decreases significantly.

I suggest that parents apologize sincerely if they mess up and acknowledge any anger or hurt feelings by saying something like: “I don’t blame you for being angry at me or hurt when I mess up. I’m determined to get this right because it’s important to me too”

An enthusiastic supportive attitude from a parent improves the way trans youth think about themselves, how they cope with their own anxiety and how they cope with all the challenges they face.

It also improves their ability to avoid drug use, addiction, alcohol abuse, irresponsible sexual activity, self harm and suicidal ideation and attempts.

I emphasize these things because I want the best for all parents and their children.

Using correct pronouns and new names can be hard fir some parents, but knowing a child’s well being is at risk can give parents the determination, strength and fortitude to do the right thing no matter how hard it is because that is what parents do.

As parents we love our kids enough to do the right thing even when it’s hard … because nothing is more important than making sure our kids are as healthy and happy and well adjusted as possible! ❤️


Mama Bears is an organization dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering parents of lgbtq kids and the lgbtq community. The organization includes private groups, projects and resources. For more info visit the Mama Bears website realmamabears.org

Mama Bear Story Project #52 – Naomi Weisberg Siegel

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The Mama Bear Story Project is a collection of portraits and autobiographical essays from members of Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears

What would you say if your child told you that he or she were gay?

Let me rephrase that.

What will you say when your child tells you that he or she is gay?

It’s not that unlikely. Current research indicates that approximately 10 percent of the population is gay, lesbian or bisexual. Being gay oneself doesn’t predispose one to have gay kids, any more than being heterosexual means that you will have only heterosexual kids. Most gay kids come from exclusively hetero homes.

My daughter told me she was gay when she was 15. I was surprised, mostly because she’d had all the usual teenage crushes on male movie-star idols. Maybe I should have been tipped off because they were the ones with long, flowing hair and beautiful faces — Orlando Bloom as Legolas in “Lord of the Rings,” for example.

But I was neither horrified nor upset; she’s my daughter and I love her, period. She’s a smart, thoughtful girl, caring and careless, impulsive and cautious, sloppy and precise — in short, a normal and outrageous teenager.

I’m proud of her and can’t wait to see how she does in college, what she’s going to do with her many talents, and who she’ll learn to love. Exactly how she chooses to love that person, or what that person’s gender is, is none of my business and not under my control.

The parent of a gay child can lose that child in many ways. Matthew Shepard, a gay man, was beaten to death by homophobes. That’s the worst way to lose a child.

But parents who reject their child’s sexual orientation will also lose him or her. You don’t have to kick your child out of the house and refuse to see her, to lose her. She doesn’t have to run away from an unloving home or commit suicide (the suicide rate among gay teens is far higher than among straight ones) for you to lose her.

If you react to your child with shock, rage, disappointment, moral judgment or coldness when she tells you she’s gay, she may never bring it up again — but she won’t stop being gay. And she won’t tell you who she loves, or what is in her heart, and eventually she’ll stop telling you what’s real and true in her life.

If she takes your message to heart and hates herself for being gay, she’ll lose herself — and you, too, will have lost her.

I worry that my daughter will be discriminated against in housing, jobs and socially by people who think she’s a freak or strange. I worry that the government that she pays taxes to, that rules the country that she’s a citizen of, will make more laws that restrict her rights — or will fail to make laws that protect her. I fear that bigotry and ignorance will warp her life and take her away from me. If these things sent her only to Canada, where civilization seems to be more advanced than it is in this country, I would be grateful. I’d often be able to visit her there.

No matter where my daughter ends up, she’ll know that I love her, and have always loved her, for who she is — and that who she loves is part of her and I love that, too. With all the other fears I have for her, I don’t worry that I will lose her heart. I have hers and she has mine.


Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears is a private Facebook group for moms of LGBTQ kids. The official motto is “Better Together” and the members call themselves “Mama Bears”

The group is private so only members can see who is in the group and what is posted in the group. It was started in June 2014 and presently has more than 18,000 members. For more info about the Mama Bears visit our website at realmamabears.org 

This story can also be viewed on the Mama Bear Story Project Facebook page.

Mama Bear Story Project #51 – Tia Mirocke

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The Mama Bear Story Project is a collection of portraits and autobiographical essays from members of Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears

As a child I never understood prejudice. I could never figure out why the way someone looked or who they loved, and not whether or not they were a massive ass-hat was the reason people would choose to discriminate against someone. It didn’t become any clearer to me as I grew up and when I had kids of my own I made sure to raise them as open-minded, always-kind individuals that would judge someone on their personality more than anything else. Instead of referring to someone by their skin color, disability, sexuality, religion, etc. I would always make sure – when pointing someone out to my kids – to use another way for them to know who I was talking about. ‘That tall man with the red shirt’, ‘the lady by the check out with the very pretty head scarf’, etc. I would also make sure to downplay anything ‘gay’ the kids saw so they would consider it normal. Like seeing same-sex couples kissing on a show or seeing a trans person walking around. When they would ask me about it, I would make sure to put a complimentary spin on it, “Look how in love they are, isn’t that sweet?’, ‘I can never walk in heels as well as they can!’ I felt like doing small things like that would help my kids to think of people as people and not tied to anything that could be discriminating. I think it worked!

When my daughter, Marina, was 9 she came out to me in the middle of a conversation like it was nothing at all. My very first thought was, “How do you know? You’re only 9.” But when she quickly answered with a simple, “Because I have crushes on girls, not boys.” I knew she knew and was going to be just fine. I cried a lot, but in a good way. I felt so proud of her and so honored that she felt comfortable enough with me to tell me like it was no big deal. I told her that this was her thing, and I wouldn’t go around and tell people unless she wanted me to. I encouraged her to tell my husband (her stepdad since she was 5) but let her know that she didn’t have to if she wasn’t ready. She assured me it was fine and we all (Marina, her 13-year old brother, my husband, and myself) sat down for her to talk. Her brother, Logan, wasn’t really paying attention. He was playing on his DS, but that was fine. Marina bravely told my husband that she was gay while I held her hand. My husband said, “Oh. Well I’m glad you know that about yourself. We all still love you. You know that, right?”

Afterwards, since Logan hadn’t really responded to any of it, I pulled him aside and asked him if he understood what that had all meant. “Sure,” he said shrugging, “she wants to date girls. She’s gay, mom. So what? I’ve known for years.” Then he went back to his game and walked off to his room.

I don’t think I have ever been so happy and proud of the results of my mothering than I was that day. Not only did I make my daughter feel safe and secure enough to know herself and want to tell me like she did, but my son accepted it like Marina had said any normal thing. The only thing that bothers me about any of this is knowing that not everyone was raised to be as open-minded and kind to others’ differences. There are still family members Marina doesn’t want to tell yet and I reassure her that it is all entirely up to her and I will support her in any way I possibly can. Always.


Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears is a private Facebook group for moms of LGBTQ kids. The official motto is “Better Together” and the members call themselves “Mama Bears”

The group is private so only members can see who is in the group and what is posted in the group. It was started in June 2014 and presently has more than 16,000 members. For more info about the Mama Bears visit our website at realmamabears.org 

This story can also be viewed on the Mama Bear Story Project Facebook page.

Mama Bear Holiday Hugs 2020

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Registration for the third annual MAMA BEAR HOLIDAY HUGS is open.

Submissions must be received by 12/15/2020.

MAMA BEAR HOLIDAY HUGS is hosted by MAMA BEARS, an organization dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering parents of LGBTQ+ kids and the LGBTQ+ community.

The Holiday Season can be an especially lonely and stressful time for many LGBTQ+ people who have lost support due to their LGBTQ+ status. Members of MAMA BEARS are available to send Holiday messages of love, hope and affirmation to LGBTQ+ people during the Holiday Season.

LGBTQ+ people, or those who love and support them, can fill out the registration form to request a MAMA BEAR HOLIDAY HUGS message of love, hope & affirmation.

Information submitted will be shared with members of the Mama Bears private Facebook group.

This project is limited to the United States.

Here is a link to the registration form:
https://forms.gle/WaeVqv63zqdTZPj2A

If you have questions you can email mamabearsrock@gmail.com

For more information about the Mama Bears organization visit realmamabears.org

True Faith Doesn’t Bully Campaign

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“True Faith Doesn’t Bully” is a letter-writing campaign sponsored by the Tyler Clementi Foundation. The purpose of the campaign is to educate Pastors of the Southern Baptist Church denomination about the pain and harm of teaching young people that they are broken, less than, or separated from God, because of who God created them to be or who God created them to love.

Here is the letter I wrote for the campaign:

Dear Pastor,

My name is Liz Dyer and I am writing to you in partnership with the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s “True Faith Doesn’t Bully” Campaign. 

I am a Christian wife and mother, and one of my sons is gay.

I am also the founder of the Mama Bears Organization which is dedicated to supporting mothers of LGBTQ kids. Read More

In June 2014 I started a private Facebook group with less than 200 Christian mothers of LGBTQ kids and today there are more than 12,000 mothers of LGBTQ kids in the group.  

As someone who comes from a conservative Christian background and was a lifelong member of Southern Baptist Churches I wanted to connect with other mothers like myself and let them know they are not alone and they do not have to give up their Christian faith in order to love, support and affirm their LGBTQ children. 

Many moms in the group come from a conservative Christian background similar to my own. Many of them arrive in the group barely hanging on to their faith with a fair amount of anger towards Christians, Christian leaders and the church in general because of the way they and their LGBTQ children have been treated. 

Many end up walking away from their local church because of the shame-based, dehumanizing messages they often hear when homosexuality comes up in a sermon, bible lesson or conversation at their church. Many leave their local church because the message they hear from their church is that LGBTQ people have rejected God and have an agenda to destroy the family and the church. These moms know that is not who their children are and they love their kids too much to allow them to believe they are less than other people and broken because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  

Over and over again I hear from these moms telling me the online community I created is like a church to them because it provides the kind of community, care and support they expected to find at their church, but didn’t receive once their kid came out.

I’m happy to have created a safe and supportive community for these moms, but I’m extremely sad and disappointed they couldn’t find this kind of community and support in their own churches. And that is why I am so happy to have this opportunity to write a few words to you today on behalf of myself and other mother’s like myself.  

In spite of everything we have experienced we remain hopeful that people like you will hear our voice, listen to our stories, and pay attention to what we have been learning.

We remain hopeful that one day you will be for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people, because we long for our children to live in a world where we don’t have to worry about the local church treating them like a second class citizen and teaching them to be ashamed of the way they were created.  

As Christian mothers who affirm their LGBTQ kids we are often accused of turning our backs on God or throwing out the Bible, but nothing could be further from the truth. As loving mothers we would never offer important life altering spiritual advice to our kids without great thought, study and prayer. In fact, I would argue that Christian mothers of LGBTQ kids study, listen and pray more than anyone as we strive to discern the truth about these matters.

Of course, we are aware that people are prone to understand scripture in a way that supports their own position, but rather than argue the meaning of a few verses in the bible we think the most important thing is to examine the fruit being produced in the lives of those who embrace certain beliefs and doctrines.

In other words, we believe good theology must pass the test of producing good fruit in the lives of those who embrace it.

We believe if a theology is mostly producing bad fruit it isn’t the truth and should be abandoned. 

When you listen to us and get to know us you will learn what we have learned … that LGBTQ people in general are being severely harmed by non-affirming theology and that LGBTQ people in general are more healthy and whole in every way when they believe and embrace affirming theology. 

Over and over again we witness non affirming theology producing bad fruit in the life of those who embrace it. 

However, those same LGBTQ people typically become more healthy and whole, in every way, when they embrace affirming theology – especially if they are also connected to an affirming Christian community. 

We know that scripture does not address most things specifically. Instead it gives us some guiding principles to live by and we are charged with learning to apply those guiding principles to our own lives. We believe when we get it right it mostly leads to whole, healthy, hopeful lives and when we get it wrong it mostly leads to broken, unhealthy, hopeless lives.  

We believe if a doctrine is mostly producing self-loathing, despair, hopelessness, depression, isolation, shame, self-harm and other such bad fruit then it’s a no brainer … it’s not good doctrine and it should be abandoned because the fruit doesn’t lie. 

Therefore, we implore you to embrace theology that produces good fruit and is life giving. 

Too many lives – both spiritual and physical lives – are hanging in the balance. 

Too much damage has already been done and too much unnecessary suffering has been endured due to non-affirming theology. 

At one time you could say you embraced non affirming theology because you didn’t know about the harm being done, but with so many LGBTQ people coming out and sharing their story; and with all the knowledge we have gained about sexuality and gender, there is no longer an excuse to hang on to theology that is obviously flawed and harmful. 

We know better now and because we know better we can relieve suffering and save lives. I am doing my part, but I need you to do your part. 

Please use your power and influence for good and lift up theology that produces life instead of death.

This is an urgent matter – there is no time to spare. 

Now is the time for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the church.

Sincerely,


Liz Dyer

Founder, Mama Bears

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Pronouns: she/her/hers

If you want to write a letter for the “True Faith Doesn’t Bully” campaign and share how non affirming religious messages have harmed you and your family please send your letter to jane@tylerclementi.org

Non-Binary Terms

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Here is a helpful list of non-binary terms. Many of these terms were gathered by crowdsourcing LGBTQ people. Of course this isn’t a comprehensive list. If you have suggestions, know of other terms or have requests let us know in the comments.

PRONOUNS

They / Them / Themselves
Ze / Zir / Zirself
Xe / Xem / Xyrself
Thon / Thons / Thonself
Fae / Faer / Faerself

FAMILY TITLES

Mom/Dad

Parent
Per (short for parent)
Par (short for parent)
Ren/Renny (derived from parent)
Dommy (mixture of mommy and daddy)
Maddy (mixture of mommy and daddy)
Mapa / Pama (mixture of mama and papa)
Muddy (mixture of mummy and daddy)
Moddy (mixture of mummy and daddy)
Zaza
Zither (zither is also the name of a musical instrument.)
Baba (baba means dad in some languages and grandmother in others.)
Nini
Bibi
Cennend (Old English Anglo-Saxon meaning parent)
Cenn (short for cennend)

Sister/Brother

Sibling
Sib
Sibster
Sibter

Aunt/Uncle

Pibling
Auncle
Cousin – as sometimes people say aunt/uncle for parents’ cousins, or much older cousins.
Titi – from Spanish for Aunt (Tia) & Uncle (Tio)
Zizi – from Italian for Aunt (Zia) & Uncle (Zio). (zizi is also a French children’s ‘cute’ word for penis.)
Nini
Bibi
Untie/Unty
Entie

Niece/Nephew

Nibling
Chibling
Cousin – as sometimes people say aunt/uncle for parents’ cousins, or much older cousins.
Sibkid
Nephiece
Niecew
Nieph

Daughter/Son

Child
Offspring
Sprog
Oldest
Youngest
Kid
Little one
Dear One
Tot
Toddler
Tween
Teen

Grandma/Grandpa

Grandparent
Grandwa
Grandy
Nini
Bibi

Granddaugter/Grandson

Grandchild
Grandkid
Grandsprog

Godmother/Godfather

Godparent

Goddaughter/Godson

Godchild
Godkid

RELATIONSHIP TITLES

Girlfriend/Boyfriend (non-serious relationship)

Date
Datefriend
Datemate
Lover
Goyfriend
Joyfriend
Paramour
Genderfriend
Sweetie
Sweetheart
[name]friend
Cuddle Buddy
Birlfriend
Feyfriend
Personfriend
Enbyfriend
Partner
Significant Other
S.O. (short for Significant Other)
Other Half
Steady
Soul Mate
Loveperson
Epox (French ‘époux’ which means husband/spouse)
Companion
Beloved
Imzadi (from Star Trek, a Betazed word similar to beloved)

Fiancée/Fiancé

Betrothed
Partner
Significant Other
S.O. (short for Significant Other)
Other Half
Sweetie
Sweetheart
Cuddle Buddy
Steady
Soul Mate
Loveperson
Epox (from French ‘époux’ which means husband/spouse)
Companion
Imzadi (from Star Trek, a Betazed word similar to beloved)

Wife/Husband

Spouse
Partner
Significant Other
S.O. (short for Significant Other)
Other Half
Sweetie
Sweetheart
Cuddle Buddy
Steady
Soul Mate
Loveperson
Epox (from French ‘époux’ which means husband/spouse)
Companion
Imzadi (from Star Trek, a Betazed word similar to beloved)

OFFICIAL TITLES

Ms./Mr.

Mx. (pronounced Mix)
M
Misc or Misk (derived from the Latin word miscellus, meaning “mixed)
Msr (mixture of Ms. and Mr.)
Ind. (short for Individual)

MISCELLANEOUS TITLES

Ma’am/Sir

Comrade
Friend
Citizen
Tiz (short for citizen)
Mirdam
Mistdam
Sir’ram
Laddam
Mir
Pal
Good Morning/Good Afternoon – a good way to start formal emails instead of Dear

King/Queen

Monarch
Ruler
Sovereign
Your Majesty
Quing (mix of King and Queen)
Caln (created word based on the K/Q sound of King and Queen)
Regent

Prince/Princess

Prin
Prinxe
Princet
Princette
Princev
Princen
Princus
Your Highness
Heir
Princex

Lord/Lady

Lairde
Layde
Ruler
Liege
Sovereign
Suzerain
Potentate

God/Goddess

God
Goddex
Goddette
Goddeq
Deity

Boy/Girl

Kid
Enby
Neut
Newt
Null
Gul

Fanboy/Fangirl

Fanenby
Fanby
Fangeek

Career/Job Titles

Police Officer
Firefighter
Postie or Postal Worker
Salesperson
Server
Bartender
Actor
Manager
Business Person
Chair Person
Pastor
Door Keeper
Meteorologist or Weather Person
Administrative Assistant (instead of secretary)

Mama Bear Story Project #50 – Wendy Woodward Swanson

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The Mama Bear Story Project is a collection of portraits and autobiographical essays from members of Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears

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Hi, my name is Wendy Swanson and I am the Mom of a transgender son, queer daughter and a cis/straight daughter. I believe the most important message I want to send out is that God does NOT make mistakes and he made these kids perfect in His eyes – therefore it is our job to love unconditionally! My Momma Bear project story is about our son today.

 

Our son has known since he was about four or five that he was a boy. I remember the first time he wanted us to call him Clayton. It’s funny how clear this day is to me. We were on Kelly’s Island playing put-put golf and he said, “Mom, I am Clayton this week on vacation OK? I will NOT answer to anything but that name this week.” My husband and I looked at each other, shrugged our shoulders and said, “Ok Clayton your up. Hit the ball!”

 

The interesting thing is our child was born with an extra X chromosome, and all the doctors said nothing but ultra feminine traits would be presented by individuals born this way. Boy, were they WRONG!! From the second this child could play and dress himself it has been ALL BOY!!

 

What I am about to tell you next about Oliver is something very dear to my heart. He chose his beautiful name, Oliver Mayne, with the help from his grandpa whom we call Poppops. This is something that brought the both of them so much joy. This is something I would encourage all Moms to do, to be as enthusiastic and involved in the process as possible. And listen, please listen to them. This is not something we did all the way through unfortunately. When he was younger we let him go bare chested with his boy trunks, and because of what the Dr’s told us about the XXX, we just thought he was beating to his own drum. It was when he hit puberty that we feel we went wrong and very well could have lost our child. We brushed the “Tom boy,” under the rug and shopped at more expensive stores in hopes to make our child “like” girl clothes more. (I’m cringing as I write this) This is where things started to go south. He would come home from school and sleep. His grades and attitude were horrible. He started sneaking out and not telling the truth as to where he was. This was surely a cry out for help!

 

I remember one night specifically where I realized we had so clearly missed ALL of it. I saw a cross that he had cut into his own skin on his forehead. A few weeks later, he snuck out of the house and we could not find him anywhere. He came home the next morning and came to me in my room. We held each other and I begged him to tell me what was happening.

 

This was the day he told me that he could not live another day without being his true self, and I didn’t let go of him. I told him that we love him and that we would figure this out together. We stayed in my room that day, ate a lot of comfort food and educated ourselves with movie’s and videos on transgender persons. We held each other, cried, laughed, and knew we had a journey ahead of us. We knew, however, that together we could do it!

 

We are so blessed with the love and acceptance he received as he came out, but there are always naysayers. This made me second guess myself greatly as a Christian Mom. We moved for the duration of his high school career, and rented a home near an all affirming school to allow him to just be who he is. It has been a WONDERFUL period of growth for him.

 

One night during dinner, I asked Oliver when it was that he first knew he was a boy. “Oh, that’s easy Mom,” he said. “It was when I was four or five and all I wanted to do was play with my Teenage Mutant

Turtles.” I giggled a bit and asked curiously, “Did you ever feel like a girl?” He replied, “Well, I know you shopped at stores for me that you didn’t take Jess and Case to – and I would try to like the clothes, but it just never felt right wearing them.” The last thing I said to him, and mind you he was silly and happy the whole time before this last question: ”If we didn’t support you with this transition,” and before I could look up at him I could hear him sobbing with huge tears rolling down his face. He said, “Mom, I would be dead.” I grabbed him so fast, held him in my arms and told him I allowed someone to make me feel like a bad Mom, and that I would never do that again. I’ve never second guessed myself since then.

 

I share this very personal experience with you in hopes that people gain insight. It is a journey for not only Oliver, but our entire family, friends and loved ones – a beautiful journey at that! Be encouraged and KNOW that all will be alright. And most importantly, not only are you loved by us, but by God as well!

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears is a private Facebook group for moms of LGBTQ kids. The official motto is “Better Together” and the members call themselves “Mama Bears”

The group is private so only members can see who is in the group and what is posted in the group. It was started in June 2014 and presently has more than 12,000 members. For more info about the Mama Bears visit our website at realmamabears.org 

Schitt’s Creek Mama Bears Letter

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The Mama Bears group often sends out a letter of gratitude to those who are helping create a kinder, safer, more loving world for LGBTQ people.

One of those letters was sent to Dan Levy and the cast and crew of Schitt’s creek.

The letter was read on the special documentary “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards” that was aired after the series finale on April 7, 2020.

Here is the letter with all of the signatures:

Dear Mr. Dan Levy, and cast, crew and writers of Schitt’s Creek,

We belong to a large private Facebook group called Serendipitydodah for Moms – Home of the Mama Bears. The group was created for moms of LGBTQ kids who love and support their kids. We have more than 5,000 moms in the group and many of us are working to make the world a kinder, safer, more loving place for all LGBTQ people to live.

More than 1,800 of us are signing this letter because we wanted to say thank you for the LGBTQ characters, relationships and story lines that you have included in Schitt’s Creek. Your commitment to represent love and tolerance in your show is so important to families like ours.

Your willingness to explore, inform and educate about LGBTQ people and their relationships in an entertaining but respectful and positive manner sets a tone that is often missing.

You have created new ways for queer viewers to see themselves represented and in its own way that is just as important as the battles we are still fighting. Therefore, the work you have all done on Schitt’s Creek has encouraged us greatly and given us much hope about the future for our kids.

We sincerely believe that shows like Schitt’s Creek will serve as a catalyst to help change the world into a kinder, safer, more loving place for all LGBTQ people to live and because of that we will remain forever grateful.

Thank you for everything each of you brought to the project. You have made a lot of Mama Bears happy and as a result you have a whole bunch of forever fans.

With sincere gratitude and respect,

Abby De Fiesta Cortez
Abigail Howard
Adele Berardi
Adrienne Haslam
Adrienne Ruhnow
Agnes McKay
Aimee French
Aimee Ventura
Alanna Ireland
Alecia Moss
Aletheia Wall Zambesi
Ali Munshi
Alisa Tomette
Alise D Chaffins
Alisha Dobson
Alison Defrese
Alison Maier
Alissa Butler
Alix Maiden-Baillie
Allena Brown
Allie Ondovcik
Allison Baswell
Allison Diaz
Allison Gonzalez
Allison Wilson
Allyson Marcelle
Alyssa Corson
Alyssa Miller
Amanda Corry Thorderson
Amanda Curtis Dwyer
Amanda Dalton
Amanda Garcia
Amanda Gayle
Amanda Grace Blackmon
Amanda J Brewer
Amanda Miller
Amanda Mills
Amanda Sellers
Amanda Shingola Everly
Amanda Ukowich
Amber Fish
Amber Guerrero
Amber Lewis Williams
Amber Pugh
Amber Stults
Amira Lindbloom
Amy Brooks
Amy D’Arpino
Amy Drahos
Amy Forbes
Amy Fugate
Amy Giesecke
Amy Goad
Amy Hansley Bennett
Amy Heebner Davis
Amy Kell
Amy Koziej
Amy L Parker Orwig
Amy Lee
Amy Lowe
Amy Marshall Lambrecht
Amy McDonald
Amy Myhand
Amy Ridgely Allridge
Amy Rueter
Amy Staley
Amy Stubbs
Amy Wells
Anani Steadman
Andi Williams
Andrea Coffee Peacock
Andrea Dalhouse
Andrea Dixson-Finkboner
Andrea Kulp
Andrea Larson Schultz
Angel Barber
Angela Bengtson
Angela Garrison
Angela H. Coble
Angela H. O’Brien
Angela Harrison Darland
Angelique Chelton
Angie Birkes
Angie Fanning
Angie Hawkins Hetisimer
Angie Hickman
Angie Laws
Angie Leavitt
Angie Shreve
Angie Silver
Angie Stratz Ashmore
Angie Straub
Anita Breuer Peters
Anita Jewell Carter Cockrum
Anittra Kilgore
Ann D. Alvarez
Ann Haman
Ann McGee Green
Ann Phillips Smith
Ann Zweckbronner
Anna Parks
Anne Campolieti Anderson
Anne Hill Trask
Anne Packard
Anne Rolfert
Anne Spurgeon
Annette Bowman
Annie Shelton
AnnMarie Augugliaro Gilbert
Antoinette Sanchez
April Miller
April Silbermann
April Victorine
Ardith Young
Arlene Schulz
Ashley Doss
Ashley Leonard
Ashley Phiri
Ashley Terrell
Ashlie Burnette Webb
Athena Sims
Audra Silkey
Autumn Jibben
Autumn Kinsman
Autumn L. Wagner
Barb Cressy
Barb Duder
Barb Gallett
Barb Schneider
Barbara Cafarelli
Barbara Fay
Barbara Lohrbach
Barbara Winkler
Beau Simcoe
Becki McDermott
Becky Abbott Kelley
Becky Cantrall
Becky Henry
Becky Horness
Becky Koman
Becky Krauklis Rominger
Becky Norum Warner
Becky Richardson
Becky Yates
Beki Walkup
Belinda Adkins
Belinda King
Bella Squicciarini Kaplan
Benita Ramsey
Benjamina Balmer
Beth Barndt Ruthenburg
Beth Barnes
Beth Breems
Beth Campbell
Beth Cooper
Beth Diaz
Beth Highton Carter
Beth Karolewski
Beth Latham
Beth Loring
Beth McGill-Rizer
Beth Richardson
Beth Sands
Beth Wiggins Baswell
Bethany Kirwen
Bethany Neitz
Bethany Wood
Betsy Bruce Henning
Betsy Gutridge
Betsy Sforza Gutridge
Bev Haydon
Beverly Siegmann
Beverly Wynne
Billie Jo Marrs
Bindy Lewis
Blanca Benavidez
Bobbi-Jo Phoenix Turner
Bonnie Goodshield
Bonnie Miranda
Bonnie Sacko
Brae Adams
Brandi Walker
Brandy Darr Doty
Brandy Wilson Smith
Brea Brown
Brenda Ahlemann
Brenda Bergeron
Brenda Diesslin
Brenda Fiet Walter
Brenda Floyd
Brenda Gallagher
Brenda Hannan Hughes
Brenda Holloway Bratcher
Brenda King
Bridget Minster
Bridget Murphy
Brigitte Spence
Brita DeMars
Britiney Fife
Brittney Jo
Bryna Dawn Carter
Callie Healey
Camille Wheeler
Cammeron Kaiser
Candace Kitchkeesick
Candace Winters Johnson
Candice Breedlove Cheney
Candice Staats Morales
Candy Cathey
Cany Barron
Cara Peachick
Cari Martinez
Carie Poynor Downes
Carla Hegeman Crim
Carla Iturregui Picasso-Brown
Carla Michaelsen
Carla Scruggs
Carla Short Spivey
Carlee Roche
Carmen Catterson
Carmen Johnson
Carol Ashbrook Bapty
Carol Caudill Thames
Carol Davis
Carol Foster Lamar
Carol Lundemo
Carol Smith
Carol Tyler
Carol Vail
Carol Williams
Carole Bass
Carole Christian
Carole Glover Kuriatnikova
Carole Hiller
Carolyn Brice Briggs
Carolyn Cage Johnston
Carolyn Walker
Carrie Black
Carrie Colladay Stell
Carrie Fulton
Carrie Garske Shank
Carrie Henderson
Caryl A Williams
Caryle A Cox
Cassandra Graham
Cassandra Sparkman
Cassey Helm
Cassy Taylor Campos
Catherine Dowdy
Catherine Huebner
Catherine Johnson
Catherine Marie Matesi
Cathleen Frantzen Schaber
Cathy Calamas
Cathy Ledbetter Lafever
Cathy Light Evans
Cathy Pattat
CeCe Ibson
Celia Hadden
Chasity Davis
Chelsa Nunn Morrison
Chelsea Mornings
Cheri Nill
Cheri Sun Magelky
Cherie Andres Draper
Cherie Stevens
Cherie Thomas
Cherie Walker
Cheryel Lemley McRoy
Cheryl B. Evans
Cheryl Bakkila-Perkins
Cheryl Couch-Thomas
Cheryl Parcher
Cheryl Wilson
Chris Behne
Chris Benson
Chris Clements
Chris Hoffman
Chris Jackson
Chris López
Chris Pepple
Chris Walker
Chris Webster
Chrissy Mae Brooks
Christa Horita Kadach
Christi Johnstone
Christiane Harrison
Christie Hoos
Christie Kornmaier Wood
Christie Nader
Christie Weston Butterman
Christina Aponte
Christina Aronovici
Christina Johnson
Christina Lehmann Bergevin
Christina Pierce
Christina Rosbury
Christina Stevens
Christine Anthony
Christine Bullock
Christine Foster Shaw
Christine Gilmore
Christine Mauer
Christine Wilkinson
Christine Williams Walraven
Christy Emigh
Christy McJunkin
Christy Seps White
Cilla Thomas
Cindi Crump Rhoades
Cindy Brenner Sarquiz
Cindy Clayton
Cindy Depp-Hutchinson
Cindy Duncan
Cindy Helzer Baldwin
Cindy Homer
Cindy Jo Conner
Cindy Morgan
Cindy Naas Nathan
Cindy Pierce
Cindy Richard Broussard
Cindy Rodriguez Castro
Cindy Watson Bowen
Cindy Winsky Lear
Clare Slevin
Cleo Broam
Colette Park
Colette Stasiewich
Colleen Craig
Colleen Hepler Brassington
Colleen Jury
Colleen Kane
Colleen Laurent
Conni Mayr Desilva
Connie Dupuis
Connie Girtman
Connie Lou
Corina Dulecki
Corinna Garcia
Cosette Johnson Blanchard
Cris Ann Tryniski
Crissy Flores
Crista Mason
Crystal Baker
Crystal Miller
Crystal Ryan
Crystal Squires
Crystal Wagner
Cyndi Harper
Cyndi Houts Spieker
Cyndi Silva Raugh
Cynthia Corsetti
Cynthia Gaye Rahm-Clark
Cynthia Kelley
Cynthia Makowski
Cynthia Vermillion
Dana Baker
Dana Blankenship
Dana Burgess
Dana Huntington-Smith
Dana Ramsey
Danette Mohring
Dani Martin
Danica O’Kelley
Danielle Castellini Giannascoli
Danielle Taylor
Dannah Walter
Daphne Bookas Alvarado
Dara Dandrea-Giannotti
Daresha Kyi
Dawn Acero
Dawn Bennett
Dawn Carafeno
Dawn Ervin
Dawn Gray
Dawn Moore
Dawn Morgan
Dawn Pogalz
Dawn Roth
Dawn Varvil
Dawn Yorke
Dawna Campise Raehpour
Dayneen Glastetter
Deann McDaniel
Deanna Jolly Frazee
Deanna Kasper
Deanne Knife
Deb Berghuis
Deb Busch
Deb Foreman Cyr
Deb Gallagher
Deb Vaughn
Deb Woodman
Debbie Billetter
Debbie Ducko
Debbie Grider Perkins
Debbie Griewe
Debbie Jankowski
Debbie Kelly
Debbie King
Debbie Matsunaga Pettit
Debbie McQueen
Debbie Milteer
Debbie Nelson
Debbie Rogers Greenan
Debbie Shelden Ingram
Debbie Wasielewski Tavarez
Debbie Wilcock Kenworthy
Debbie Woods Coy
Debby Lloyd Boutwell
Debby McCrary
Debi Jackson
Debi Tucker Boland
Deborah Bettis
Deborah Carey Stanford
Deborah Carlyle Enman
Deborah Parrott
Debra Dickerson
Debra Hill
Debra Honeywell Myott
Debra Rene Skinner
Dee Dee
Dee Rankin
Dee Reed
Dee-Ann Bodenheimer-Enslin
Deeann Parker
Deena Corwin Pfahler
Deena Laurent Hernandez
Deirdre Grimm
Deleise Carper Brewer
Dena Heinen Edwards
Denise Ellis
Denise Lodge Everitt
Denise O’Dell Hutson
Denise Odorizzi
Denise Ramirez-Tatum
Denise Trainer Webb
Derry Gleason
Desiree Deaton
Desiree Duke
Detra Damskov
Di Petsche
Diana Boseman
Diana Dermit McCarthy
Diana Harris
Diana Walla
Diane Brady-Leighton
Diane Bruyn Van Kley
Diane Frueh
Diane Humphrey
Diane Simms
Diane Van Kley
Diane Wade
Dierdre Smith
Dina F Argus
Dina Palmisano Wolstromer
Dominique Pfeiffer
Donna C Smith
Donna Campbell Thornbury
Donna Davis Poock
Donna Haberland
Donna Holmes
Donna McAtee Edwards
Donna Sartain
Donna Thompson Spencer
Donna Turner Hudson
Donna Twichell
Dorene Rose
Dori Duff
Dori Spaulding MacFarlane
Doris Gaither
Doris Wright
Dorothy Banzon
Dyana Paredes
Dyanne Khalaf
Edith A Love
Eiriol Lane
Elaine Falk Parker
Elaine Quigley
Elayna Szkrybalo
Eleanor Dennison
Elisa Stoneman
Elisabeth McConnell
Elise Gerard
Elizabeth “Rain” Hubbard
Elizabeth Aldridge
Elizabeth Estep Woodmansee
Elizabeth Frauenknecht
Elizabeth McConnel Sutton
Elizabeth Medlin
Elizabeth Pierce
Ellen McCrory
Ellen McCroskey
Ellen Passwater
Ellen Pridmore Green
Ember Mandell
Emily Aceituno
Emily Farley
Emily Richards Rivera
Emily Wilson
Erica H
Erika DahlePetras
Erika Fuchs Kuhlman
Erin Belinger Goossen
Erin Chormanski
Erin Elwell
Erin Green Kelley
Erin Huemann
Erin Mynes
Erin O’Brien
Esa Ann
Etta Menlo
Eva Sullivan-Knoff
Evie Marie
Faith Cuminato
Faith Moeller
Felicia Dodd
Fran Hill
Fran Shirer
Frances Lavender
Frances O’Flaherty
Francine Rowland Woodcock
Franny Buell
Gabrielle Coffman
Gail Ludwar
Gayla Hicks May
Gena Rogers
Gena Sanders Davis
Genell Brown
Geneviève Trotter
Georgi Persons
Geraldine Gray Kiser
Gerry Phifer
Gina Drew Butcher
Gina Parker-Lawton
Gina Williamson
Giny Bailey
Gladys Rodriguez
Glenda Collins
Glenda Crump
Glenda Moore
Glenda Purkis Boulton
Glenys Mee
Gloria Melton
Goldei Limbaugh
Grace Hudson
Greta Medrano
Gretchen Doornek Mueller
Gretchen Porton
Gretchen Veling
Griselda Bustamante
Guinevere M Sacra
Gwen Harker Poole
Gwen Kuhns
Harriet Sutton
Heather Blazek
Heather Clevenger
Heather Cooper
Heather Diaz
Heather Dorf Rawlings
Heather Frost Holtslander
Heather Gage-Foley
Heather Gee-Thomas
Heather Hyde
Heather McCracken Bottoms
Heather Oberhaus
Heather Rae Turner
Heather Riley
Heather Shamp Mitchell
Heather Taylor
Heather Tescher Brazelton
Heather Winters
Heathir Brown
Heidi Bell
Heidi Davis
Heidi Heimann
Helene Driessens
Holly Cummings
Holly Daniel Ransom
Holly Lumpkins
Hope Lane Addis
Ida Federico Hammer
Ilene Pedersen
Ineka Estabrook
Irene Gilliland
J. Regina Blackwell
Jackie Berens-Andrew
Jackie Britt Mulholland
Jackie Copeland
Jackie McQueen
Jackie Reese
Jacque Wright
Jacqueline Rutledge
Jacqueline Steverson Brown
Jacqui Hawkins
Jade Cutter
Jaime Russ
Jaime Windham
Jamie Bright
Jamie Harris Parnell
Jamie Heston
Jamie Hovland
Jamie Kessinger
Jamie McAfee
Jamie Tessing Bruesehoff
Jammie Risley Hahn
Jan Pezant
Jan Roberts
Jan Simmons Johnson
Jan Wightman
Jane Bowden
Jane Clementi
Jane Dixon
Jane E Lages
Jane Harlan
Jane Moody
Jane Quintanar
Jane Waters
Janelle Hall
Janene Brown
Janet Bossemeyer-Mazerolle
Janet Brandes Ambrosio
Janet Daw
Janet Hall
Janet Lee Anjain
Janet Phillips
Janet Souza
Janette Leverenz
Janice Dunn White
Janice Hoffman Woodruff
Janice Norton Ritter
Janice Taylor
Janie Romine
Janie Veal
Janine Rauscher
Janine Sarah Moore
Jann Haskins Gillingham
Janna Barkin
Jaron Terry
Jasmine O’Connell
Jay Nevitt Geiger
Jayne L Becker
Jayne Spear
Jayne Tucker
Jean Abbott Herrick
Jean Rose
Jean Youmans-Stanton
Jeana Owens
Jeannette Cona-Larock
Jeannie Babb
Jeannine Rotella
Jen Cheski
Jen Corke-Kafer
Jen Irvine
Jen K D-Lewis
Jen May
Jen Pifer
Jen Russell
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