LGBTQ+ books

Resources from PFLAG National

General Websites:

  • PFLAG National
  • Gender Spectrum – a national organization committed to the health and well-being of gender- diverse children and teens through education and support for families, and training and guidance for educators, medical and mental health providers, and other professionals.
  • MA LGBTQ Youth Commission – an independent state agency working for LGBTQ+ youth in Massachusetts
  • interACT – an organization advocating for the rights of children born with intersex traits
  • GLSEN – national organization safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education
  • MassEquality – works to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression
  • MTPC – advocates for trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive folk in Massachusetts
  • SPARTA – a trans military advocacy organization

Support for youth

  • Boston GLASS – provides a continuum of services to LGBTQ+ youth of color and their allies in the Greater Boston and Greater Framingham areas.
  • OUT MetroWest – builds communities in MetroWest where LGBTQ+ youth thrive
  • BAGLY – The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) was formed in 1980 and is a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.

Activism Resources

  • ACLU’s Legislative Tracker – tracking the status of anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in state governments
  • MAP’s LGBTQ Equality Map – shows the current state of laws protecting or discriminating against LGBTQ+ people by state (only covers laws that have been passed and signed)