Family and Parenting
Our free e-care package sends advice, resources, and self-care tips all directly to your inbox! Included in the care package: a welcome video by My Kid Is Gay co-founder Kristin Russo, a list of frequently asked questions for parents of newly-out LGBTQIA young people; a free excerpt from This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids (Chronicle, 2014); and self-care tools like a guided journaling page, coloring page, and music playlist!
A free e-care package specifically for parents and loved ones of trans young people, including advice on common queries such as “How do I support my child while also keeping them safe?” “What do I tell other people?” and “How do I reconcile my child’s identity with my religion?” as well as a list of curated trans and non-binary support organizations, two worksheets designed to help parents and loved ones communicate with their kid and prepare for conversations with others, a guided journaling page, a coloring page designed by artist Ashanti Fortson, and a mixtape curated by musician Laura Jane Grace!
This project focuses its efforts on how a supportive family can greatly decrease the risks for LGBTQ youth. It conducts research, education, and policy initiatives, and offers inter- vention and counseling.
Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country and their six million children.
This program is for parents and family members of LGBTQ Jews, with chapters across the country. They offer one on one mentoring, support, and, for parents who are ready, advocacy.
Resources, information, perspectives and connections for supporting families, caregivers and other important people in the lives of children and youth of diverse gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
PFLAG National 202-467-8180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The nation’s largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are LGBTQ, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.
An ongoing series in which we define and explain various LGBTQIA identities and terms in a simple, easy to understand format.
This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, by Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid. New York: Chronicle Books, 2014.
A question-and-answer guide for parents of LGBTQ children, written by the cofounders of My Kid Is Gay. This is a go-to resource for all parents that tackles issues of coming out, identity, gender, sleepovers, and so much more.
Founded by two moms from the San Francisco Bay Area with Latino gay and bisexual sons in 2007 to reach out to other families.
An online resource for families of LGBT people, created by the Association for Family and Community Integrity in Houston, Texas.
Leadership, protection, and promotion of Latino|Hispanic LGBT rights--the only organization of its kind since 2002.
Tony Ferraiolo is a transgender activist and speaker. His website has links to his coaching experience, documentary, and contact information to schedule a keynote presentation.