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 is a research, intervention, education, and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children and youth.
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 provides a wealth of information for parents and families concerning the complexities of gender, parenting considerations, parenting practices, and transitioning.
Healthychildren.org provides beginning information for questioning teens and their parents including definitions of sexual orientation, how to communicate, the coming out process, and specific parent information. They also provide links to other similar resources.
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 lists many resources for families including publications, blogs, news updates, and legal information.
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. It also provides reading material including the PFLAG Family Story Center, frequently asked questions about LGBTQ individuals, terminology information, tips for the holidays, and more.
Planned Parenthood has information for parents about how to support their children, how to come to terms with their own feelings, and how to keep children safe.
True Colors provides a wealth of reading material for parents of LGBTQ individuals including memoirs, anthologies, and stories of support and experience.