If you are a parent struggling to understand and accept your child’s emerging sexual orientation or gender identity we hope this website will bring you some peace. For countless centuries LGBTQ people have been starting charitable foundations; serving in the military with distinction; discovering technological breakthroughs; creating magnificent art and sculpture; penning renowned literature and music; winning Olympic Gold Medals; and helping to shape World Diplomacy - the very best in human achievement! Your child is the latest in a long line of extraordinarily gifted people who have contributed in countless ways to the world we share. It is our sincere wish that our work to bring about a long overdue appreciation for all that LGBTQ people have done will give you hope that a better future for your child is just over the horizon if we work together to support these very special young people.

Parental Resources

If you are experiencing anxiety about your child’s safety, if you think he or she may be the victim of bullying, or if you think your child’s school may not be as supportive and proactive in protecting and nurturing your child, please contact the following:

Ali Forney Center

American Civil Liberties Union

Athlete Ally


Brave Space Alliance

Born This Way Foundation

Campus Pride

Centers for Disease Control Youth Services

Center on Halsted


Equality House

Equality Illinois

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

Family Equality

GenderCool Project | Showcasing Stories of Transgender Children

Gender Identity and Autism

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives

GLAAD-LGBTQ Media Watchdog Organization


Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ+ Youth

Human Rights Campaign

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance 

Immigration Equality


It Get’s Better

Lambda Legal Defense Youth Issues

LGBTQ Student Resources

Like Me Organization

Matthew Shepard Foundation

Movement Advancement Project

My Kid is Gay

National Center for Transgender Equality

National LGBTQ Task Force

National Runaway Safeline

NOH8 Campaign


Point Foundation-National LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund

Teen Central

Trans Lifeline

TransYouth Family Allies

Transgender College Student Resource Guide

Trevor Project

True Colors United

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services-LGBTQ Resources