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Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQIA+ Youth
This report is written for multiple audiences, to include behavioral health providers, pediatric professionals and primary care providers, educators and school professionals, policymakers, and researchers. Families, parents, caregivers, and community leaders may also find it useful.
Parents can often feel isolation and loneliness throughout this experience. Establishing TransParent support groups around the country creates safe spaces for parents to be open about their feelings; breaking free of the stigma society puts on the trans community. In doing so, we stabilize parents and give them strength and confidence to become advocates for their children.
Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
What to do, say, and research to make your LGBTQIA+ child feel loved and heard
We gathered tips from members of the LGBTQIA+ community about what they are glad their own parents did, and what they wish they had done when they came out to protect their mental health so you can learn from their experiences. In English and en Espanol.