Parents & Teachers:
Teens & Alternative Families
Being part of any family always has its ups and downs. However, children from alternative families tend to have a more difficult time with societal acceptance – whether real or imagined. No matter your sexual orientation, it is important that you can have an open, honest conversation with your children about your lifestyle and the lifestyles of your friends and neighbors. This page provides information and resources that can help facilitate that kind of communication.
- Family Equality Council: Formerly Family Pride, this organization is committed to securing family equality for lesbian; gay; bisexual; transgender; and queer parents, guardians, and allies. This Website includes links to events, breaking news, blogs, press, taking action, the organization's work, and more.
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): PFLAG's Web site for parents and teens provides support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG also provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Oasis Journals: Formerly QueerAmerica, Oasis Journals is "A Writing Community for Queer and Questioning Youth". This database was published by OutProud and The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. It includes information on community centers, support organizations, PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians And Gays) chapters, queer youth groups, etc. The site facilitates meeting friends, getting questions answered, and finding support.