Helping Kids To Understand LGBTQ+

Centers for Disease Control

This is a 3-page tip sheet entitled “Parents’ Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Should Know.”

The Family Acceptance Project™

The FAP is a research, education, and policy initiative that works to prevent health risks for the LGBTQ+ community. 

Family Equality Council

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.

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum provides a wealth of information for parents and families concerning the complexities of gender, parenting considerations, parenting practices, and transitioning. provides beginning information for questioning teens and their parents. This information includes definitions of sexual orientation, how to communicate, and the coming out process.

The Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign’s Gay Parenting page provides information and resources concerning adoption, foster parenting, assisted reproduction, growing up LGBTQ in America, and how to keep your kids safe at school.

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Center for Transgender Equality lists many resources for families including publications, blogs, news updates, and legal information.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays offer support to families in many ways. This website lists a national chapter finder in which parents and families can find their closest support group.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has information for parents about how to support their children in their sexuality. They also provide resources for coming to terms with their feelings and how to keep their children safe.

True Colors

True Colors provides a wealth of reading material for parents of LGBTQ individuals. These materials include memoirs, anthologies, and stories of support and experience.