This list identifies websites and downloads that families can use to help build understanding as well as groups where families can get more information.
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The following websites have been recommended by Connecting for Kids families:
Center for Disease Control (CDC): Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
Extensive collection of LGBT+ health-related materials, including resources for LGBT+ youth.
Family Acceptance Project
The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that 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. The site offers videos, training, and free eBooks.
My Kid is Gay: Helping Families Understand Their LGBTQ Kids
My Kid Is Gay is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children.
mykidisgay.com (para recursos en español: mykidisgay.com/en-espaol)
On Coming Out
TED Talk playlist
Queer Kid Stuff
YouTube channel with LGBTQ+ and social justice videos for all ages
The Trevor Project
Collection of resources to help understand the warning signs for suicide and get help.
Connecting for Kids families have found the following online publications useful to educate themselves and others on children who identify as LGBTQ+.
Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality (American Psychological Association)
Q&A-style fact sheet with frequently asked questions from families.
Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children (National Center for Cultural Competence)
Practice brief for families, caregivers, advocates and providers that includes basic information, current research and hope for families.
Is My Child Too Young To Learn About Being Gay?
Video by Tim Ramsey | TEDxOxford
Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Children (Family Acceptance Project)
Free eBooklet with information on family acceptance and how acceptance improves outcomes for children who identify as LGBTQ+ (en español)
Time to Blossom: Accepting My Transgender Daughter
Video by Elizabeth August | TEDxPasadenaWomen
Why Kids Need to Learn about Gender and Sexuality
Video by Lindsay Amer