from PFLAG National:
Looking for information or support because of recent headlines?
Many current PFLAG members are parenting a transgender, gender creative or gender questioning youth or are members of the transgender community, and we understand that you may have questions, tools, guidance or just need support. We can and will support you wherever you are in your journey of understanding, acceptance and affirmation, even if you are just getting started.
You are not alone.
For transgender, gender creative or gender questioning youth:
- If you are contemplating self-harm: please call: Trevor Project’s Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 (toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week). To access instant chat or text supports visit: The Trevor Project
- Visit Trevor Project’s online community specifically for LGBTQ young people 13-24 (with over 110,000 members) visit: Trevor Space
- Hear others tell their stories and add your own at: Trans People Speak.
For parents, grandparents, siblings or allies of a transgender, gender creative or gender questioning youth:
Check for a local chapter in your area or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance for PFLAG to support you directly. [PFLAG Blue Ridge’s website is www.pflagblueridge.org and you may contact us by email at email@example.com. PFLAG Blue Ridge serves the Central Virginia area (Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and surrounding regions) and offers monthly support groups.]
Other resources include:
- Welcoming Our Trans Families and Friends A PFLAG publication to get the basics on what being transgender means, how to talk about it, and how to find the resources that can support you. Click here to read an important update on this publication.
- guide to being a trans ally A PFLAG Straight for Equality publication that will help you learn more about people who are trans, the issues they often face, and how you can be supportive.
- Check out the resources available at Gender Spectrum including Supporting and Caring for Our Gender expansive Youth
- The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth with a series of resources on suicide prevention.