Gulliver is very excited to meet their new classmate- another dog! Their new friend is great … and a bit different. Gulliver learns that accepting someone who is different might earn you a great friend.


Emmet notices when Poppy draws her family she now has two moms. Poppy’s dad is transgender. Poppy explains that her father’s heart and brain didn’t match how they looked on the outside. Everyone has something that makes them different. That’s what makes life so interesting.


Gulliver and Emmet meet a friend from class and her family at the library. Abby has two Dads, and Emmet has lots of questions. He learns families come in all shapes and sizes – always have, always will.

Start the Discussion

The goal of Pride understanding is to create  communication tools to increase Gender Diversity Literacy. We believe in the art of storytelling to start a conversation.

 Working with community partners, the stories have been developed to increase awareness, understanding and decrease stigma; giving families, schools and caregivers the tools to create a safe environment to ask questions and start a discussion.

Pride understanding works with M.I.understanding, hosting a Gender identity booth at the ‘Creating a Community of Support’ exhibits and offering the PIPE program to families and children in the LGBT community.