Gay & Lesbian Services of Western New York

Parents

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Local Resources

PFLAG- Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
http://www.pflag-buffalo-niagara.org/

email: pflag@pflag-buffalo-niagara.org
info line: 716.883.0384
Meetings: 3rd Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m. at UCC on Dalton Drive in Amherst.  Check website for details.
PFLAG is offering a monthly meeting for Parents of GLBT at the GLYS Drop-in Center. Please see the GLYS Calendar on this website for specific dates.
PFLAG – national website
www.pflag.org

GLYS offers quarterly “Family Nights” to provide an opportunity for GLYS members to bring family and friends to our Drop~in Center. PFLAG parents John & Diane Covert participate in these events to talk to interested parents. See our calendar for dates.

Online Resources
Please note that the following websites include information that might be helpful to some parents. GLYS does not necessarily endorse the viewpoints that may be presented on these sites. These sites are run by independent organizations.

Advice for Parents of Gay/Lesbian Children
www.rollercoaster.ie/Family_Relationships/gay_child.asp

Advocates for Youth
Ten Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Child
www.advocatesforyouth.org/parents/experts/maurer2.htm

American Academy of Pediatrics
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Teens ~ Facts for Teens & Parents
www.medem.com/medlb/article_detaillb.cfm?article_ID=ZZZPNNKCFMD⊂_cat=106

American Academy of Pediatrics
Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Teens ~ A Message for Parents
www.medem.com/medlb/article_detaillb.cfmarticle_ID=ZZZUGBDCFMD⊂_cat=106

American Psychological Association
“Answers to Your Questions About Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality”
www.apa.org/pubinfo/answers.html

Books for Parents of Sexual Minority Youth
www.bidstrup.com/parbiblio.htm

Books: Families Are Talking~Resources for Families
www.familiesaretalking.org/resources/sexual_orientation.html

“Calling All Parents” ~ article in The Advocate
http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-10526739_ITM

Child & Family Services (NH) Parentline Advice: “My 14-year-old son just told me he is gay. I thought I was prepared to deal with anything my kids came up with, but I see that I am not. How will I ever handle this?”
http://www.cfsnh.org/pages/programs/parentline/gayson_comesout.html

Family Education Network
Understanding Your Gay Teen
www.familyeducation.com/article/0,1120,68-28043,00.html

Gay and Lesbian Adolescents – AACAP Facts for Families
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/gay_lesbian_and_bisexual_adolescents

National Mental Health Association
“What Does Gay Mean?” pamphlet
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/what-does-gay-mean

Parenting A Gay Child — Parents and Schools Work Towards Understanding
By Gina Carrier from Metro Parent Magazine, October, 2002
www.pflagdetroit.org/parenting_a_gay_child.htm

Parenting and Child Health
Health Topics – Gay or lesbian sons and daughters
www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=99&id=1715
(Please note that this is an Australian site. While the content may be helpful, the “local” resources will not be available.)

PFLAG-Talk/TGS-PFLAG Virtual Library
“Is This Child Gay, Transgendered, or Both?”
www.critpath.org/pflag-talk/gid2.htm

Resources for Parents of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trangendered Youth
www.bidstrup.com/pardata.htm

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