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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. Find a PFLAG chapter: PFLAG chapters exist in every state. Find the one near you.

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.

GayFamilySupport.com – Gayfamilysupport.com is a website with an abundance of information and resources dedicated to assisting families 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.

The Ali Forney Center offers short-term crisis counseling to families struggling to cope with having LGBT children. For families in the greater New York City area wishing to find out more about our counseling services, call 212-206-0574. Other resources are listed below.

Online

  • Gay Parent Magazine A magazine for gay and lesbian parents and those hoping to become gay and lesbian parents. http://www.gayparentmag.com/
  • Rainbow Conceptions Welcome to rainbow conceptions! This site was developed specifically for GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) individuals or couples just starting or still growing their families.Whether it is through adoption, surrogacy, invitro fertilization (IVF) or fostering you will find the help you need here. http://rainbowconceptions.com/
  • Alternative Family Matters Professional, Affordable, and Confidential Guidance, Counseling, and Resource Referral for Alternative Family Planning. http://www.alternativefamilies.org/
  • COLAGE COLAGE is the only national and international organization specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents. http://www.colage.org/
  • Family Pride The Family Pride Coalition (FPC) has for 25 years been the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents and their families. http://www.familypride.org
  • Gay Dads Yahoo! group allows gay dads (couples and singles) to discuss parenting issues, ways to become a parent, share adoption resources, discuss unique challenges for both parents and children, share stories, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gaydads/
  • Our Family Promoting the civil rights and well being of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through education, advocacy, social networking and grassroots community organizing. http://www.ourfamily.org/
  • Parent Hacks a collaborative weblog of practical parenting wisdom http://www.parenthacks.com/
  • Prospective Queer Parents The purpose of the Prospective Queer Parents organization is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and a social gathering space for queer people who are interested in parenting. http://www.queerparents.org/
  • The Homework Center Need a homework helper? Check it out http://www.infoplease.com/homework
  • The Rights of Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children The Rights of Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children. by Patricia M. Logue, Senior Counsel, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc http://www.lambdalegal.org/

Adoption

  • Adoptions com LGBT section of the site. http://www.adoptions.com/gaylez.html
  • Family Builders By Adoption Family Builders By Adoption provides a full range of services to families who wish to adopt a waiting child. In addition to an orientation and pre-adoption training, they offer ongoing support services, post-adoption training, groups, community building events, and an extensive library which is available to all their families. http://www.familybuilders.org/
  • Family Helper Gay and Lesbian section of the site http://www.familyhelper.net/ad/web/webus.html#usgay

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