March 16, 2023

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Kourtney Janeau

The Black Parent Pride Summit Expands their Community for LGBTQ+ Families

The largest inclusive support community for Black queer parents is headed to

Washington, D.C. for DC Black Pride Week

(Washington, D.C.)  Data shows that

Black same-sex couples are more likely to raise children than white same-sex couples. Despite their prevalence, Black LGBTQ+ parents have been left out of the national conversation on LGBTQ+ family building

xHood created the Black Parent Pride Summit to provide intentional visibility, deep connections and real support for Black Queer folx anywhere on their journey to and through parenting. Previously hosted in Atlanta, GA, xHood has announced this year's Black Parent Pride Summit from May 26—May 28 at Eaton Hotel in Washington, D.C., to provide support for a new region of LGBTQ+ families.

Over 150 attendees from all over the country will enjoy a three-day programming schedule that includes poignant talks and interactive workshops, LGBTQ+ family building, nurturing resources, and opportunities to share their stories with people who understand the joys and pains of their parental experiences.

"Black and Queer folx deserve a space that provides tailored resources to our community. We are the blueprint for chosen family and non-heteronormative family dynamics. We deserve the main stage and I wanted to build it for us.” said The xHood founder, Mia Cooley.

The Black Parent Pride Summit will also include a meet-up for trans parents and parents with teens, doula breakout sessions, family portraits, a brunch celebration, and more.

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Whether you are a

black queer parent, an expert on diverse families and parenting, or an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, we welcome you for the Black Parent Pride Summit!

Click here to join us!

About xHood

xHood is creating a community of Black queer people who feel empowered in their ability to build and nurture healthy families and parent happy children. By guiding and supporting the Black LGBTQ+ community as they navigate the impacts of the Black reproductive health crisis, systemic racism, homophobia and transphobia on our family building and nurturing journey.

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