Gay & Lesbian Services of Western New York


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.

Local Resources

PFLAG- Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays

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

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

Advocates for Youth
Ten Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Child

American Academy of Pediatrics
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Teens ~ Facts for Teens & Parents⊂_cat=106

American Academy of Pediatrics
Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Teens ~ A Message for Parents⊂_cat=106

American Psychological Association
“Answers to Your Questions About Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality”

Books for Parents of Sexual Minority Youth

Books: Families Are Talking~Resources for Families

“Calling All Parents” ~ article in The Advocate

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?”

Family Education Network
Understanding Your Gay Teen,1120,68-28043,00.html

Gay and Lesbian Adolescents – AACAP Facts for Families

National Mental Health Association
“What Does Gay Mean?” pamphlet

Parenting A Gay Child — Parents and Schools Work Towards Understanding
By Gina Carrier from Metro Parent Magazine, October, 2002

Parenting and Child Health
Health Topics – Gay or lesbian sons and daughters
(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?”

Resources for Parents of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trangendered Youth


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