Gay & Lesbian Services of Western New York

LesBiGay Families

Local Resources

COLAGE
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
WNY chapter ~ www.clearahead.com/colage.nsf

Human Rights Campaign/PARENTING
This site contains a great deal of info and many links including “Custody and Visitation Laws: State by State,” adoption, donor insemination, foster parenting, surrogacy, etc.
National website  www.colage.org

Group for TEENS of GAY & LESBIAN PARENTS Trinity Church
contact Rev. Donna L. Maree ~ dlmaree@trinitybuffalo.org

Online Resources
By clicking on any of the website links listed below, you will be leaving the GLYS website. Gay & Lesbian Youth Services of WNY, Inc., is not responsible for the graphics and/or content on these links or resource pages.

ALL THINGS QUEER: GAY LESBIAN ISSUES
coverage, commentary & community ~for people with brains *and* an
attitude!
Family, Parenting & Parental Rights
http://www.rslevinson.com/gaylesissues/resources/glc_parenting.htm
Books on Lesbian & Gay Parenting
American Psychological Association
www.apa.org/pi/l&bbks.html

Books on Parenting in Alternative Families
The Institute for 21st Century Relationships
www.lovethatworks.org/parenting_books.html

Choices Counseling & Consulting
Contains a variety of resources.
The website of Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW, CASAC
www.choicesconsulting.com/areas/subs/lgp.html

Empower Yourself as a Lesbian or Bisexual Parent
Short, but perhaps helpful to someone.
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/pdf/womens/postcards.pdf

Family and Parenting – resources on Lesbian.com
www.lesbian.com/familyparent/family_intro.htm

Family Pride Coalition- advocacy, education, support
www.familyequality.org

Gabi Clayton’s Resources: Family/Friends/relationships
Gay.com- Families
Lesbian and gay parenting: A new family form
www.gay.com/families/article.html?sernum=377

Gay/Lesbian Issues: Making Babies/Being Parents 10/03/1997
www.rslevinson.com/gaylesissues/features/main/gl971003.htm

Gay Parent Magazine – www.gayparentmag.com

Human Rights Campaign/Parenting
http://www.hrc.org/issues/parenting.asp

Independent Lens ~ “Daddy & Papa”
Info about the film, but the URL takes you to “Gay Parenting: Fact vs. Fiction”
www.pbs.org/independentlens/daddyandpapa/parenting.html

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
The Issues: Parenting
http://www.thetaskforce.org/issues/parenting_and_family

OurWorldToo.com
The Ultimate Gay & Lesbian Parenting Resource
(offers merchandise for sale, but along to top are links to info)
http://ourworldtoo.com

Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples
“The Gay Parent: Challenging the Myths”
by Demian © October 2004, Demian
www.buddybuddy.com/parent-1.html

Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples
The Web site contains more than 250 essays, surveys, legal articles and resources on legal marriage, ceremonies, domestic partner benefits, relationship tips, parenting, and immigration. The Web site contains more than 250 essays, surveys, legal articles and resources on legal marriage, ceremonies, domestic partner benefits, relationship tips, parenting, and immigration. www.buddybuddy.com

Proud Parenting.com
www.proudparenting.com

TransParentcy
Supporting the loving and caring relationship between Transgender Parents and their Children.
www.transparentcy.org

ADOPTION
ACLU: “Arkansas Anti-Gay Foster Care Ban Overturned 12/29/2004
www.aclu.org/LesbianGayRights/LesbianGayRights.cfm?ID=17243&c=100

American Academy of Pediatrics
Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents
http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics%3b109/2/339

Adoption Education Center – Working with Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents
www.adoptions.com/aecgaylez.html#dilemma

Lambda Legal Overview of State Adoption Laws (12/15/04)
http://www.lambdalegal.org/our-work/issues/marriage-relationships-family/parenting/

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
http://www.nclrights.org/site/PageServer?pagename=issue_families

If you know of other sites that should be included here, or if a site no longer exists, please let us know (glyswny@gmail.com)!

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