About Natalie

Natalie is an Idaho native who believes in a future where gay families are equal and no longer have to hide in the closet out of fear.  She aspires to reduce discrimination against LGBT families through the power of education and sharing her own family story.

Natalie is an author, artist, and advocate for LGBTQ families.  She participates in LGBTQ Families Day, is a COLAGE Ambassador and represents Idaho on the Western Region Advisory Council through Family Equality Council.  She is the founder of Treasure Valley Queerspawn, a Boise-area group for teens and adults with at least one LGBTQ parent or guardian and Treasure Valley Rainbow Families.  ‘Dad #1, Dad #2: A Queerspawn View from the Closet’ is her first book.

For more information, check out her recent interviews and watch her 2018 TEDxBoise talk:


*To read about Natalie’s travels, check out her blog: gadabouttheglobe.com