LGBTQ-affirming parenting is the most significant way to reduce LGBTQ youth suicide. Social media platforms offer a powerful means to impact LGBTQ education for parents. Social media provides a space for diverse voices within the LGBTQ community and allies to share personal stories, resources, and educational content. Mama Dragons will use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to create a dedicated campaign that focuses on providing information and support for parents.
The Human Rights Campaign has officially declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people for the first time in the United States. 86% of transgender and nonbinary youth say recent debates around anti-trans bills have negatively impacted their mental health; as a result of these policies and debates in the last year, 45% of trans youth experienced cyberbullying, and nearly 1 in 3 reported not feeling safe to go to the doctor or hospital when they were sick or injured.
Social media enables us to communicate with our moms, supporters, and allies and impact their friends and families. Raising awareness of important LGBTQ issues and impacting the greater network around LGBTQ issues increases tolerance, empathy, and understanding.
Mama Dragons will impact new people surrounding the LGBTQ community giving them resources and education that may change their attitude towards accepting and affirming behaviors. Goals - 500,000 Instagram Reach in 12 months 25,000 Facebook Reactions in 12 Months