SUPPORT GROUPS

No matter where you are with supporting your child, there’s a support group ready to welcome you.

Support groups are safe and welcoming spaces where you can meet with other parents and caregivers who are also supporting LGBTQ children. These groups meet once or twice a month, are run by trained volunteers (most of whom are parents themselves), and are filled with people who can offer support, answer questions, and link you to resources. Whatever information you share will be confidential.

CHOOSING YOUR SUPPORT GROUP

We have two different kinds of groups. Which works best for you?

Open Community Groups

These groups are for parents, friends, and family members of the LGBTQ community. They are open to anyone who would like to attend and would like to give or offer support to people in their community. The majority of people who attend are parents of LGBTQ people.

Parents of Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Gender Questioning People

These groups are only for parents and caregivers of transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender questioning people. Some exceptions are made for extended family. Reach out to the group’s email address to learn more.

SUPPORT GROUP LOCATIONS

Find a group near you by clicking here for a downloadable list of all our support group locations and contact information.

Can’t make a support group?

Call our helpline and speak to a volunteer or request 1 to 1 support.

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