"Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It's about understanding that they are exactly the person they are supposed to be. And that, if you're lucky, they just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.” - Joan Ryan, The Water Giver
Organization that provides support and resources to parents and families of LGBTQ+ children.
This organization comes alongside parents to help them understand their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children, keep their kids safe and their family strong.
Family Acceptance Project
How to Support your Child
Language of Gender: https://genderspectrum.org/articles/language-of-gender
Parenting tips: https://genderspectrum.org/articles/healthy-parenting-tips
Supporting Mental Health: https://genderspectrum.org/articles/mental-health-considerations
Supporting Physical Health: https://genderspectrum.org/articles/medical-considerations
The Genderbread Person: https://www.genderbread.org
For additional information and education, visit: https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/parenting-resources
Works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities