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"This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life"

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Aired on Friday, October 10th.

Our guest on ST is Kristin Russo, who -- along with her colleague, Dannielle Owens-Reid -- communicates daily with LGBTQ youth and families at the award-winning website called Everyone Is Gay. Russo and Owens-Reid have a new book out that stems directly from this website; it's called "This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life," and Russo talks with us about it. The book is, as she explains, meant to be an easy-to-read, go-to resource for parents hoping to understand and communicate with their gay child. It answers many questions -- both the common and not-so-familiar kind -- and shares useful insights on a range of emotional as well as practical topics. As was noted of this book at EllenTV.com: "Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo's question and answer book is the perfect guide for parents of gay and questioning children. They answer all the potential questions a parent might have, with a lot of love and patience." Also, note that you can see a short video for "This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life" at this link.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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