ONLINE support groups
Mama Dragons was born out of a need to connect – mother to mother – on the new brave path of parenting a child who has come out as LGBTQ. The Mama Dragons private Facebook community has over 9,000 members, with 27 subgroups and regional groups to participate in and offer support through diverse intersections and geographical regions.
MAMA DRAGONS MAIN GROUP
The Mama Dragons Main Group on Facebook is the primary support group for all mothers of LGBTQ children. This group strives to be a space free of judgment between members and one that creates a safe place for conversation and support for individuals regardless of cultural or religious backgrounds.
> regional subgroups
Mama Dragons offers 20 Facebook regional subgroups that cover various geographical areas to provide an opportunity for Mama Dragons to connect with members in their local area, share local LGBTQ-friendly resources, and empower one another to fight against local anti-LGBTQ legislation and support pro-LGBTQ actions.
> MAMAS OF TRANSGENDER CHILDREN SUBGROUP
Mama Dragons-trans "T-Mamas" offers support specific to raising a transgender or gender-diverse child. The T-Mamas subgroup provides moms of transgender and non-binary children a space to discuss
transition-related information that isn’t relevant to the moms of LGB children in the main Mama Dragons Facebook group.
> MAMAS OF children with special needs SUBGROUP
Mamas of Children with Special Needs helps Mama Dragons face the unique intersectionality of raising LGBTQ children who also have special needs.
> madres dragones
Madres Dragones provides Spanish-speaking Mama Dragons with a safe place to discuss the unique intersectionality of raising children who are LGBTQ and Hispanic/Latinx within the context of their primary language.
> religion subgroups
Mama Dragons offers three religion-themed support subgroups to provide a space for moms who need support as they navigate the intersection of religion and raising LGBTQ children. Two of these subgroups are for moms with current or former ties to the LDS church and one subgroup is for moms from other religious denominations.
> Mamas of Color
Mamas of Color is a safe space for mamas with a shared experience different from our majority white membership. This group is not for white moms of Black and brown kids. While they have a unique parenting role as well, MOC is for minority moms.
Privacy and Vetting
Mama Dragons takes the privacy of our members very seriously. Participation in our Facebook support groups is available only to vetted members and by invitation from our moderators and admins. These volunteers also monitor group activity and act swiftly when a member feels uncomfortable or when conversations cease to be caring and supportive of all of our members.
Not a mother of an LGBTQ child?
We invite you to participate in the Parachute e-learning platform - a gentle lift and a soft landing for parents and caring adults of an LGBTQ child. Mama Dragons also has a public-facing Facebook page and an Instagram account that provides general information about LBGTQ parenting, education, information, and news about our nonprofit organization. Nearly 28,000 people like or follow these pages. Anyone (moms, dads, allies of any kind) can like and follow Mama Dragons on these accounts.