Are you or a loved one feeling desperate, in need of support, alone in the world, or suicidal? I know it's hard to reach out when you are in a dark place, but there are a lot of people out there who want to support you in getting to a better place, who have been where you are, and/or want to be there for you.
Ally Moms "Many of you out there do not have the support you so richly deserve. As “Ally Moms” we have lots of LOVE and understanding to go around. Do you need a friendly ear to just listen? Do you just want to ask a question or say “hello?” It is so important to us that anyone who is transitioning or thinking about coming out has the tools they need. What we can offer is a kind word, a loving, virtual hug, or perhaps a suggestion or two. We will not judge."
Contact information for Ally Moms can be found Here.
The Trevor Project Crisis Line: 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline US: (877) 565-8860
Canada: (877) 330-6366
From Hoftstra University
From Advocates for Youth
From Gender Diversity
TransWhat? has a glossary and a lot of other really helpful information for allies.
Resources if you think your child might be ____________ (fill in the blank.)
When You Think Your Son or Daughter is Gay, from PFLAG Atlanta
Amelia's 10 Ways to Support Your Gay Kid, Whether You Know You Have One or Not
How do you know if your child is Transgender?
Gender Spectrum's FAQ's answers parent's questions.
Resources for the Straight Ally:
PFLAG National's Straight For Equality website.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network: Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
Transgender Books for Kids
Parent/Teen Breakthrough: The Relationship Approach
A Guide for Parenting with Compassion, Honesty, Respect, and Unconditional Love
Information on Sexuality for Parents:
This site offers information for parents who want to talk to their kids but aren't sure how or when to begin. It provides information starting at age 3. There's No Place Like Home....For Sex Education
Sexual Development Through the Life Cycles.
A Letter to my Son about Porn.
Information on Gender Identity: Transgender, Agender, Nonbinary, Cisgender:
Gender Queer Identities, this page has a lot of information organized under helpful tabs along the top.
Gender Spectrum has a great resource page.
Diary of a Genderfluid: a YouTube channel, seven genderfluid/nonbinary people posting videos about trans and non-trans topics.
Information on the Intersex Spectrum:
Intersex, Resources and Links.
Intersex: Born between Male and Female
Articles on Consent, Rape Culture, Slut Shaming, and more...
The Conversation You Must Have With Your Sons a thoughtful and thought provoking article from Huffington Post
How to talk to Teenagers and Young Adults
Positive or Feminist Pornography (Note, you must be 18 or older to visit some of these sites):
Cindy Gallop: Make Love Not Porn, TED Talk (Adult content).
Make Love, Not Porn website (18 and older)