Laurin Mayeno is a mixed race Asian/Jewish/Anglo woman and mother of a multiracial gay son. She founded Mayeno Consulting 18 years ago to create inclusive, equitable, diverse spaces where everyone is valued and supported. Her son, who loved dressing up as a princess, inspired her current focus on building support for gender diverse and LGBTQ young people and families in schools, preschools, and other organizations that serve children and families. Her bilingual children’s picture book, One of a Kind Like Me/Único como yo, and Proud Mom video series raise awareness and spark dialogue about gender diversity.
Laurin’s Contributions to My Kid Is Gay
February 2016 – Finding an LGBTQIA Role Model for Your Child
May 2015 – Navigating Multiple Marginalized Identities
November 2014 – Six Cultural Barriers to Family Acceptance
August 2014 – On Bullying: ‘How Can I Help?’
June 2014 – Should I Ask?