Uchenna Umeh A.K.A. “Dr. Lulu”

Rethinking the Closet: Coming Out as LGBTQ* vs Inviting In
Uchenna Umeh, "Dr. Lulu"

Uchenna Umeh A.K.A. “Dr. Lulu”

Dr. Lulu is a queer Nigerian-born, pediatrician, mom of a transgender daughter, bestselling author, 3-time TEDx Speaker and certified life coach.

She was named the 2021 Advocate of the Year by the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce and received the DEI award for 2022 by the San Antonio Business Journal.

In September of 2022, she was selected as a participant on Oprah Daily Insider “The Life You Want” Class on Service hosted by Oprah Winfrey, with special guests Van Jones and Rebecca Welsh.

She works to eliminate youth suicide, particularly amongst LGBTQ+ youth, by coaching parents, caregivers, extended family members and the entire village it takes to raise and save a child who are struggling with acceptance and support of queer kids.

She speaks on parenting, LGBTQ* issues, and youth suicide prevention. She has been interviewed by Oprah, CBS This Morning with Gayle King, and The Diaspora Show on the Nigerian Television Authority. 

She is published on Entrepreneur.com. Voyage San Antonio and Voyage LA, numerous local, national and international news outlets.

She is the host of the Suicide Pages podcast, The Pride Corner podcast, the Qweer Wednesday Wizdom talk show, The Parent Hour radio show on KLMO FM 98.9/92.1, and the Parents of Queers podcast.

Dr. Lulu is an indie actress and bestselling author of “How to Teach Your Children About Racism, A Teen’s Life, and How to Raise Well-Rounded Children. And three anthologies: The Doctor’s Book, The Warrior Women Project and The Mom’s Truth.  

Her next book: “Invited In, How to Become the Parent Your LGBTQ* Child Needs”, is due out Winter 2022.