Resources for Parents of Trans*/GNC Youth

  • Gender Spectrum | Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.
  • PFLAG | By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through: Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ, education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ and advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.
  • TransYouth Family Allies | TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments.
  • The Trans Youth Equality Foundation | “The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy, and support for transgender children, youth, and their families. Our mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators, and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.”
  • Lambda Legal’s Resources for Family and Friends | “Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.”
  • Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools | American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), National Education Association (NEA), Gender Spectrum and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
  • Dr. Norman Spack’s “How I Help Transgender Teens Become Who They Want to Be” TED Talk | Boston Children’s Hospital’s endocornologist Dr. Norman Spack discusses the benefits of hormone replacement therapy in minors.
  • Parents of Transgender Children Facebook Group
  • Proud Parents of Transgender Children Facebook Group
  • GLSEN | “At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression….GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.”
  • My Kid Is Gay “is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children.”
  • Encircle Drop-In Center | Provo, UT: A drop-in center for LGBTQIA Mormon youth, Encircle “works to provide a tangible example of what a safe and welcoming home could look like for members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and religious paths. We offer programs and counseling services which will give families tools to make hard and crucial life choices from a place of wisdom and love.”
  • Keshet Parent and Family Connection | “We are parents and family members of LGBTQ Jews who are coming together to transform the Jewish community through peer support, public events, and advocating for institutional change. We come from all streams of the Jewish world, have children of all genders and sexual orientations, and are driven by personal journeys of struggle and celebration.”

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