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.
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:
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Lambda Legal Defense Youth Issues
American Civil Liberties Union
Illinois Safe Schools Alliance
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
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