Resources for LGBTQ Parents

Resources & support for LGBTQ parents

Jump to Gay Dad specific resources here.

Find resources for supporting our LGBTQ children here.

These folks can help provide resources & support for LGBTQ parents:

 

LOCAL & NEW YORK RESOURCES:

 

The Center  website,  208 W. 13th Street, New York, NY

The Center also organizes monthly playdays for families (see more HERE)

 

Brooklyn Community Pride Center  website

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center provides a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as being a hub of information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn.

 

Ackerman Institute for the Family's Gender & Family Project  website

The Gender and Family Project empowers families of gender nonconforming and transgender children and adolescents by offering affirmative clinical services, professional training and community building. GFP also promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family.

 

Park Slope Gay Parent Group  website

A Yahoo! support and networking group for gay parents living in and around Brooklyn.

 

PFlAG New York City  website

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of New York City (PFLAG NYC) is the founding chapter of PFLAG, the nation's foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

PFLAG NYC meetings take place at community locations throughout New York City. No support group meetings take place at the PFLAG NYC office. Click here for information on current meeting locations. 

There is also a confidential helpline at 212-463-0629 which is available for persons who need information and support. Leave your name, phone number, and the best times to call, a PFLAG NYC support volunteer will call you back. The volunteer will not reveal the purpose of the call to anyone else who answers the phone.

 

NYC Queer Family Network

 

Brooklyn Community Pride Center Parent Group website

The mission of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center is to provide a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as being a hub of information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn.

 

The Gay & Bi Fathers' Forum of New York  website

The GAY & BI FATHERS’ FORUM OF NEW YORK is dedicated to providing the New York City area with a safe and nurturing place for Bi and Gay Fathers to exchange ideas, share personal experiences, and offer mutual support in a social situation.

The group meets on the first Friday of every month at The LGBT Center. Click here for the full calendar of events.

 

HEALTHCARE HELP:

 

Callen-Lorde website

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

 

LEGAL HELP:

 

Human Rights Campaign website

The number of LGBT-headed families continues to grow, as does our need to secure legal equality, fairness and respect for LGBT parents and our children. HRC provides current resources that address the many potential paths to parenthood as well as issues around LGBT youth and families in schools.

 

American Psychological Association  website

This APA publication is provided for the use of clinicians, researchers, students, lawyers, and parents involved in legal and policy issues related to lesbian and gay parenting.

 

A Better Balance website (PDF download)

Know your FMLA rights

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES:

LGTB Families website

LGBT Families was created to become a leading resource in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered community for those seeking to expand their own families through adoption, foster care, surrogacy and fertility.

It's Conceivable website

Provides resources & direction for every step of the conception process.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (Colage)  website

 COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

Family Equality Council  website

Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated - especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

Proud Parenting website

 

RESOURCES specifically for Gay Dads

 

The Center website

The Center (W 13th Street in the Village) has its Center Families program.  They have play dates almost monthly, and I think there are support groups that meet periodically as well.

 

Spence-Chapin's Modern Family Center

Spence-Chapin's Modern Family Center offers counseling and support services for families built through adoption and assisted reproductive technology.

 

Gay Fathers website

There is a really nice Facebook group called Gay Fathers .  It's a closed group, so you have to ask to join.  People mostly just post cute pictures of their kids, but it's a nice community.

 

Family Equality Council website website

Family Equality Council has its annual Family Week in Provincetown (going on right now).  People from all over the US go and from what I hear it's a really nice, affirming experience.  They also have other events around the country, an experts section, and other resources. 

 

The Gay & Bi Father's Forum of NY website

The Center: https://gaycenter.org/family-youth

Gayfathers.comhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/gayfathers2/

GayFathers Main Website: http://thegayfathers.com/

Men Having Babies: www.menhavingbabies.com