The Proud Path Bundle

Get access to all of The Proud Path Foundation Level Courses

Many people have the desire to be allies to the LGBTQIA community. Often these people are teachers, doctors, friends, and family, anyone really. However, a lack of base knowledge of the community can be an impeding factor for these allies. For any in-depth conversation to take place, common vocabulary must be established.

This set of courses is an introduction to the LGBTQ+ community for a parent wishing to be supportive. This bundle addresses foundation level language, issues of microaggressions, the gender and sexuality spectrums, and so much more. By completing this course, you will be competent and confident when talking with your child, or peer about the LGBTQ+ community, and will ensure your ability to support. This creates common language, and that promotes healthy discussion and healthy discussion leads to stronger relationships.

If you are the parent or loved one of an LGBTQ+ youth, this information is vital to your ability to support them from their first step out of the closet, to every step along The Proud Path.

Your Instructor

Nathaniel Gray, MSW
Nathaniel Gray, MSW

Nathaniel is a social worker, mentor for parents of LGBTQ+ youth, and facilitator/empathy mentor. He started out in NYC as a singer/dancer/actor from the heartland (O-H-I-O) getting his BFA in Musical Theater from Pace University. After years of performance, Nathaniel turned to working with youth, as an educator and administrator at Fusion Academy. Since then he has completed his Master’s in Social Work at Fordham University and started The Proud Path, as well as worked with the Ali Forney Center and the Hetrick-Martin Institute, agencies addressing LGBTQ+ youth homelessness. His mission is to learn everything he can about the coming out process to assist others through it, and develop empathy within those who never have to.

"Nathaniel Gray has been an invaluable resource to me and my family. When my elementary school-aged child told me that she was transgender, I had so many questions and felt I needed assistance in navigating school issues, social issues and safeguarding my child’s mental and emotional well-being. A friend put me in touch with Nathaniel and The Proud Path and so began my journey towards better education surrounding LGBTQIA+ issues, better support, helpful resources, sage guidance and so much more. Nathaniel has been a guiding light, a compassionate advocate and a knowledgeable source of information. His astounding knowledge and understanding of the issues that our LGBTQIA+ youth are experiencing today, makes Nathaniel Gray an incredible advocate, mentor and counselor. We are very grateful to have Nathaniel by our side on our personal path."

- Lilly Schulz Mother of a trans daughter


"Nathaniel strikes the perfect balance between empathy and expertise, with his guidance demonstrating both genuine kindness and a fundamental knowledge about issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community. Having seen Nathaniel work with students, many of whom are questioning their gender identities, going through the coming out process, or exploring their sexualities, I’ve seen firsthand his ability to make a difference and have an inspiring effect on those around him."

Louise Cohen-Silver Ph.D.
Private School Administrator, Fusion Academy

Courses Included with Purchase

Defining LGBTQIA
Making sense of the alphabet soup
Nathaniel Gray, MSW
The 4 Spectrum
There's so much more than gay or straight, man or woman.
Nathaniel Gray, MSW
Mourning the Loss
Processing grief is vital to progress.
Nathaniel Gray, MSW
What Is Coming Out?
What is "coming out?" It is a lot more than just telling your parents. And it can be so frustrating, even dangerous.
Nathaniel Gray, MSW
What Not to Say
Learning about reactions that might harm the relationship with your LGBTQ+ child.
Nathaniel Gray, MSW
What to Say
Learning about responses that can strengthen the bond between you and your child
Nathaniel Gray, MSW

Original Price: $162

What we spend our time doing is what we truly honor as important.

Whatever it is that we prioritize to fill our time is something we want to do. Actions speak so much louder than words. Choosing to spend time, just 30 minutes or so, to better understand why this matters speaks volumes about the kind of family member, parent, friend, or teacher you are. There's no strings attached, just a half hour of some of the exercises I've developed in my time as a lecturer and thought leader on LGBTQ youth in the home and in the school system.

I hope you'll prove that this is very important to yourself and to others by choosing to spend some time on it today.

Thank you already for taking the time to even be here!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Who is this for?
The Proud Path is designed with parents in mind, parents who want to be the most supportive for their LGBTQ+ child. This information will strengthen your knowledge of the LGBTQ+ experience, helping you to empathize with your child and strengthen your connection to them. The ultimate goal, from all sides, is a fortified relationship with your LGBTQ+ child by creating a more supportive and inclusive home, full of fearless conversation about their identity and your support.