Resources For Families

PFLAG

PFLAG is the largest organization in the nation offering support to parents, families and friends of LGBT persons. They have numerous local chapters around the country where parents can find information and the support of other parents of LGBT children.

 

Faith in America

Faith In America’s mission is to educate the public about the harm caused when misguided religious teaching is used to place a religious and moral stamp of disapproval and inequality on the lives of gay and lesbian Americans, with emphasis on its horrific impact on youth and families.

 

Gay Family Support.com

Gayfamilysupport.com is a website with an abundance of information and resources dedicated to assisting families to support their LGBT children.

 

Family Acceptance Project

The Family Acceptance Project of the University of San Francisco has conducted invaluable research on the ways in which parental acceptance of LGBT youth impacts the health and safety of LGBT youth.

 

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE GUIDE FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS

The guide explains some basic terminology used by the LGBTQ community and provides tips for choosing a college that has adequate LGBTQ support.  It also covers college application information and lists scholarships that are available to LGBTQ students.

 

LGBTQ and Addiction Center

Since 2014, Addiction Center has been an informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders. Rates of drug abuse and addiction in the LGBTQ community are disturbingly higher than those of other groups. Discrimination, societal pressures, and co-occurring disorders are just a few potential triggers for drug abuse in this population.