Adolescents & 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.
PAMF Content for Parents
PAMF Content for Your Preteen
PAMF Content for Your Teen
- 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.
- QueerAmerica: This database is published by OutProud, 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 and more. The Web site facilitates meeting friends, getting questions answered and finding support.
- The New Gay Teenager by Ritch Savin-Williams
- Asha's Mums, by Rosamund Elwin, Michele Paulse and Dawn Lee
- Daddy's Roommate, by Michael Willhoite
- Heather Has Two Mommies, by Leslea Newman and Diana Souza
- King and King, by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland
- Who's in a Family?, by Robert Skutch.
- Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola
- ABC: A Family Alphabet Book, by Bobbie Combs.
- William's Doll, by Charlotte Zolotow and William Pene du Bois
Have you read one of the books we have reviewed?