We Remember | Nov. 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Parker Cunningham: Coming Out Story

Parker Cunningham: Coming Out Story

Getting to Know You A lot of you know me as Sara Cunningham’s son, the “Parker” from “the book”, or the LGBTQIA+ Advocate for Free Mom Hugs. You might NOT know that I’m an artist and a musician, that I’m a cancer (Gemini rising) or that I’ve got a chiweenie named...

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

October is LBGTQ History month, and it also holds a life-changing holiday, National Coming Out Day. This holiday was first celebrated in the US in 1988, and was created as a form of activism. The belief that the more people see LGBTQ+ people in their families and in...

May Her Memory Be a Blessing

May Her Memory Be a Blessing

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Sept 18, 2020 and the news sent many within our LGBTQIA+ circles into a deep state of loss. Justice Ginsburg has been a mighty force for justice and equality, and has been especially dear to the LGBTQIA+ community and to those...

Help Us Celebrate Sara

Help Us Celebrate Sara

Proud Mama Bear Free Mom Hugs founder, Sara Cunningham celebrates her birthday this month, and we at Free Mom Hugs can't help but celebrate all she has done for the organization, but also for families, and the LGBTQIA+ communities as well. Sara works tirelessly being...

Meet our new Executive Director: Karrie Fletcher

Meet our new Executive Director: Karrie Fletcher

We are thrilled to be intoducing our new Executive Director, Karrie Fletcher to the our Free Mom Hugs family. Karrie is going to bring some amazing talents and experience to the organization. She has had a successful career in the University setting, and also working...

The Back to School Issue

The Back to School Issue

We know so many parents, students and teachers are struggling right now with what to make of the 2020 school year. We want to send all of you virtual hugs for the challenges ahead. There is so much stress equated with the opening of schools, the decisions to be...

Katrina Kalb — Behind the Hug

Katrina Kalb — Behind the Hug

Stillwater, OK Pride 2019 with Sara and Parker I am so excited to get to share my story, the behind the scenes look, of my involvement with Free Mom Hugs. This movement, and these people, have altered my life in more ways to count. And my experience over the past 4...

Erin Ritter – Board Member/Chapter Coordinator

Erin Ritter – Board Member/Chapter Coordinator

I’m Erin McKennah - Ritter, mom of 2 kids, 13 and 9, born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and I am still here. I am approaching the end of my graduate program and – fingers crossed – I will be a licensed clinical mental health counselor soon! Becoming Fully Affirming...

SCOTUS Ruling for LGBTQ+ Persons

SCOTUS Ruling for LGBTQ+ Persons

Guest blogger Cristina Spencer is an author, activist and certified Life Coach. She is a lifelong advocate for gender equality and recently appeared on our Free Mom Hugs Virtual Tour. Cristina joined Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley on one of our most successful...

National Board Member – Jan Pezant

National Board Member – Jan Pezant

I am Jan Pezant and I serve as secretary on the board of directors for Free Mom Hugs Inc. I met Sara Cunningham in June 2016 when a mutual friend asked me if I wanted to go to Oklahoma City Pride to hug with a group of moms of LGBTQIA+ kids. It was the first year that...