Friday, October 7, 2016

Parenting and LGBTQI Identified Persons

Recently, Donna Morrison of The Guidance Center of Westchester forwarded a newsletter on the topic of serving transgendered youth. She felt parenting educators would benefit from and be interested in the content.

In reflection, I thought of my own experience at age eight. An adult family friend transitioned gender. Sadly, I only met Shirley once. At that time, my parents introduced her as the estranged widow of our family friend, delivering toys that he would have wanted my brother and I to have.

Below are resources that may be helpful for parenting educators and professionals who support parents and primary caregivers who either identify as LGBTQI*, or who are raising children who self-identify, and their families.

Resources for Youth-Serving Organizations and Professionals

Resources for Parents and Prospective Parents

  • PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ community, founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay-identified son
Final Thoughts
I acknowledge the many colleagues, friends, and family who identify, or are raising children who identify, as LGBTQI or 'Two-Spirit'.

If you would like to suggest other supportive federal, state, not-for-profit, or grassroots resources on the topic of parenting and LGBTQI identified persons, please leave a thoughtful comment** below.

-Angelina M. Hart

* LGBTQI is the acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered, Questioning, or Intersexed persons

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