Supporting Your LGBTQ Child

New research demonstrates what we have long known: the rejection of LGBTQ youth by parents and family members leads to increased negative outcomes including lower self esteem, higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse, higher rates of depression of depression and self-harm (including suicide), and other high risk behaviors.

Family support and acceptance increases positive outcomes for LGBTQ youth.  Learn how to show true love and support for the LGBTQ young person in your life by visiting the following sites:

Family Acceptance Project


Acceptance Journeys


Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)


Gender Spectrum


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haruka-testimonial“The summer after my first year of high school I attended LTI, GSAFE’s camp for youth leaders. I hold those four days dear to my heart and firmly believe that they were instrumental in transforming my life.” – Haruka, Former GSAFE Youth Activist