Web Resources for LGBT, Family & Friends

Parents, Families &Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) http://community.pflag.org/

Find a PFLAG chapter. PFLAG chapters exist in every state. Find the one near you        here.

The PFLAG Family Story Center. You’re not alone. Read stories from real PFLAG families to get a better understanding about the coming out process and how PFLAG can help.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About GLBT People. Want to get answers to many of your questions? Here’s where to start.

Terminology. What do some of these words mean? Use PFLAG’s quick dictionary of terms to get the facts.

Our Daughters and Sons:  Questions and Answers for Parents of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People.  One of our most popular publications, this is a “must read” for parents who are forming new and honest relationships with a loved one who has come out to them. This booklet answers several commonly-asked questions about having a gay child. It includes a list of related resources.

Dos and Don’ts for Families and Friends:

Straight for Equality. Are you a straight ally who doesn’t necessarily have a close family member or friend who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender?  Then Straight for Equality is the place for you!  Visit PFLAG’s Straight for Equality website here.

Tips for the holidays. Stressed out about how to approach holiday gatherings? Use PFLAG’s  resources to get some ideas on how to respond to issues and create a happy holiday for every member of your family.

Learn more about PFLAG’s Diversity Network. Families from ethnic communities and families of color often face unique challenges when a loved one comes out. Find community-appropriate resources as well as PFLAG information in other language here.

Families Matter USA. Call this hotline to talk with other families when your loved one comes out. Call 646-827-3622, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm EST.

Gender Spectrum. Creating a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens  through education, training and support.

Choose “Chapter Information and Resources” then “PFLAG Publications” to download pubs:

Our Trans Children

Our Daughters and Sons: Questions and Answers for Parents of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People.

Be yourself: Questions and Answers for Gay. Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.

Faith in Our Familie.s: Parents, Families and Friends Talk About Religion and Homosexuality

Open the Straight Spouses’ Closet

Bisexuality Resource Packet

From Our House to the Schoolhouse: A Safe Schools Publication

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) www.glsen.org

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN’s research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) http://www.hrc.org/index.htm

* Aging

* Coming Out

* Hate Crimes

* Health

* Int’l Rights & Immigration

* Marriage & Relationships

* Military

* Parenting

* People of Color

* Religion & Faith

* Straight Supporters

* Transgender

* Welcoming Schools

* Workplace

* Youth & Campus

A Resource Guide to Coming Out

A Straight Guide to GLBT Americans

Coming Out as Transgender

Resource Guide to Coming Out for African Americans

To find information concerning youth:


The organizations listed here are just a few of the hundreds of groups that exist to support LGBT people and their allies and provide services to the community.

Bisexual Resource Center


(617) 424-9595

COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere)


(415) 861-5437

Family Pride Coalition


(202) 331-5015

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)


(323) 933-2240

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)


(212) 727-0135

Gay-Straight Alliance Network


(415) 552-4229


Hetrick-Martin Institute, Home of The Harvey Milk High School


(212) 674-2400

Human Rights Campaign


(202) 628-4160

Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)


Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund


(212) 809-8585

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC)


(415) 703-6150

National Center for Lesbian Rights


(415) 392-6257

National Center for Transgender Equality


(202) 903-0112

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force


(202) 393-5177

National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC)


(800) 541-6922

Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition



Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)


(202) 546-5940

TransActive Resources for Transgender Families


(503) 252-3000

Trevor Project (Youth Suicide Prevention0


1-866-4-U-TREVOR Hotline

Youth Resource


(202) 419-3420

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