Parents of LGBTQ Youth

NEW – April, 2013 – act now!
A survey for the parents of trans youth from
Trans Youth Family Advocates (TYFA):
Click here for information

Internet & Other Resources of Parents of Youngsters
who may be TRANSGENDERED 
(in no particular order):

Featured on the Katie Couric show on February 26, 2013:
Trapped in the Wrong Body: Growing Up Transgender
Click here for link to the show.

“My Son’s Christmas Dress” - posted 2012
Click here for link.

“Transgender at Five” – posted May, 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/raising-a-transgender-child/2012/05/12/gIQAjwy7MU_video.html
She first insisted she was a boy at the age of 2. “I am a boy” became a constant theme in struggles over clothing, bathing, swimming, eating, playing. Eventually, a psychologist diagnosed gender identity disorder. Now Tyler’s parents allow him to live as a boy, and the 5-year-old is reveling in his new identity. (The Post is using the name his parents would have given him if he had been born a boy to protect the family’s identity outside their community, where their situation already is widely known.)

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Health Gender-Nonconforming Children
A book by Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.
Published 2011 by The Experiment, LLC/NYC
ISBN 978-1-61519-001-0
A book that the GLYS E.D. thinks may be helpful to parents of trans children.

“Once a Daughter, Now a Son: The Mother of a Transgender Child Shares Her Emotional Transition” – This article appeared in the January 26,2012 edition of The Huffington Post.
www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-wallace/transgender-child_b_1230006.html?ref=gay-voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

X:  A Fabulous Child’s Story – by Louise Gould
www.gendercentre.org.au/22article4.htm

A Real ‘Genderless’ Baby Story that appeared initially in the Toronto Star and was later posted on the Huffington Post
www.parentdish.com/2011/05/26/genderless-baby/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%7C66288

TransFAMILY
www.transequality.org/

My Princess Boy – a mom’s story about a young boy who loves to dress up.
by Cheryl Kilodavis
MYPRINCESSBOY

“Always My Son” – a YouTube Video by a father who is Mexican and a Marine
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvkd_YHlt2U

The Family Acceptance Project - this site has some neat videos by accepting
parents of LGBT youth.
familyproject.sfsu.edu/

TYFA – Trans Youth Family Advocates
www.tyfa.org

TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation – committed to the premise that Gender Identity is something a child can’t control and it is society that needs to change, not them.  Families need to support their children and be encouraged to allow them to grow up free of gender roles.     www.transkidspurplerainbow.org

Dr. Angello offers emotional help and unwavering support as parents with trans identified children ride the waves of grief, acceptance and eventual healing.
micheleangello.com/

 GENERAL INTERNET RESOURCES
for parents of lesbian, gay or bi children/adolescents

A book review published in the NY Times in November, 2012:
“Oddly Normal” by John Schwartz
Click here to see article about the book.

Advice for Parents of Gay/Lesbian Childrenwww.rollercoaster.ie/Family_Relationships/gay_child.asp

Advocates for Youth
Ten Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Child
www.advocatesforyouth.org/parents/experts/maurer2.htm

American Academy of Pediatrics
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Teens ~ Facts for Teens & Parents
www.medem.com/medlb/article_detaillb.cfm?article_ID=ZZZPNNKCFMD⊂_cat=106

American Academy of Pediatrics
Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Teens ~ A Message for Parents
www.medem.com/medlb/article_detaillb.cfmarticle_ID=ZZZUGBDCFMD⊂_cat=106

American Psychological Association
“Answers to Your Questions About Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality”
www.apa.org/pubinfo/answers.html

Books for Parents of LGBT Youth
www.bidstrup.com/parbiblio.htm

Books: Families Are Talking~Resources for Families
www.familiesaretalking.org/resources/sexual_orientation.html

The Family Acceptance Project - this site has some neat videos by accepting
parents of LGBT youth.
familyproject.sfsu.edu/

Family Education Network
Understanding Your Gay Teen
www.familyeducation.com/article/0,1120,68-28043,00.html

Gay and Lesbian Adolescents – AACAP Facts for Families
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/gay_lesbian_and_bisexual_adolescents

National Mental Health Association
“What Does Gay Mean?” pamphlet
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/what-does-gay-mean

Parenting A Gay Child — Parents and Schools Work Towards Understanding
By Gina Carrier from Metro Parent Magazine, October, 2002
www.pflagdetroit.org/parenting_a_gay_child.htm

Parenting and Child Health
Health Topics – Gay or lesbian sons and daughters
www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=99&id=1715

(Please note that this is an Australian site. While the content may be helpful, the “local” resources will not be available.)

PFLAG-Talk/TGS-PFLAG Virtual Library
“Is This Child Gay, Transgendered, or Both?”
www.critpath.org/pflag-talk/gid2.htm

Resources for Parents of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trangendered Youth
www.bidstrup.com/pardata.htm