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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Parenting an LGBTQ child

Always-My-Child-Jennings

Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning Son or Daughter
Author Kevin Jennings focuses on the day-to-day experiences of adolescents dealing with sexual identity issues, providing insights and practical strategies parents need to support their kids and cope themselves.

a note to my kid
A Project of PFLAG National, this website gives parents, families, friends and allies of the LGBTQ community the opportunity to share their unconditional love, via notes, photos and videos.

Gay-Straight Alliances (GLSEN)
Student clubs that work to improve school climate for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN Phoenix offers a comprehensive list of additional resources for children, teens and families. Also in Arizona:
GLSEN at Gateway Communuity College
GLSEN clubs at the middle and high school levels

one n ten
A safe, supportive place where LGBT youth ages 14 to 22 can go to simply hang out and be themselves. The non-profit organization has been serving the LGBT youth community since 1993, with a goal of “fostering a positive self-image and striving to provide health, educational, social and cultural programming” through weekly drop-in activities.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) National
The nation’s largest family and ally organization for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, or parenting an LGBTQ child. Committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBT people through support, education and advocacy. The local chapter is PFLAG Phoenix.

Trans* Spectrum of Arizona
A non-profit organization that provides support to transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and allies. offers a support group for parents of transgender and gender-variant youth.

 

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