LGBTQ+ resources for young people and their parents

LGBTQ+ resources for young people and their parents

LGBTQ resources for young people and their parents

Book resources for LGBTQ+ youth


  • Just the Way I Am: Journal Affirmations for LGBTQ+ Youth by Elizabeth Gray and Shannon Macias
  • Is it a Choice: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People by Eric Marcus
  • The Queer and Transgender Reslience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression by Anneliese Singh and Diane Ehrensaft
  • The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity by Rylan Jay Testa and Deborah Coolhart
  • Educate yourself about LGBTQ topic through books or internet resources.
  • Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is by Abigail Garner
  • Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out by Loraine Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu


Books for parents


  • This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life by Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo
  • Side by Side: On Having a Gay or Lesbian Sibling by Andrew R. Gottlieb
  • Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Lesbian or Gay Child by Michael C. LaSala
  • Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter by Kevin Jennings and Pat Shapiro
  • Now That You Know: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children by Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward
  • Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey by Betty DeGeneres
  • Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents by Irwin Krieger

Online resources for parents


  • Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) — Find your local PFLAG chapter as well as helpful resources and information by clicking the link above.
  • Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) — This is a national group of children of LGBTQ+ parents.
  • Liberation Life Coaching — Rashida Bonds offers individual coaching services to friends and family members of LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Family Acceptance Project — This organisation offers information to help families support the well-being of their LGBTQ+ children, including this helpful guide.

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