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Sexuality Resources for Parents and Families

For resources relating to gender identity (transgender, non binary), please see   gender identity

Here are the resources we found for sexuality for parents and families:

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT is a charity that creates a community for young LGBT in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. The charity offer a variety of services including; sexual health and wellbeing, wellbeing support services, domestic violence support, social groups, fitness, counselling, advice on aging, help for LGBT asylum seekers, advice on hate crime and peer mentoring.

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a London-based registered non-profit organisation which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, age thirteen to nineteen. Mosaic has three centre aims – to support, educate, and inspire the young people.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

MindEd for Families

MindEd for Families provides tonnes of resources on how to deal with young people in a variety of situations. The variety of situations included on this webpage is vast and covers topics like death and loss, medication, talking to your child, parenting a child with issues, sexual orientation and gender, eating disorders and what to do if your child refuses to go to school. If you need help and advice as a parent, this is the first place to go.

Five Things You Can Do If Your Child Comes Out

If you are the parent of an LGBTQ child, and you are feeling confused or unsure of what to do, you are not alone. Your child has learned something new about themselves, and trusts you enough to share this information with you. This is good news! Congratulations!

LGBTQ+ Glossary for Parents

Your child has come out. That’s great! It means that they feel confident about themselves and they trust you to be supportive, but what do you actually say? The terminology of gender and sexuality changes so fast that finding the right words can be a minefield. Parent Info have put together this glossary to get you started.

Video

What More is There to Say about LGBTQ Issues? – Suriya Aisha

(Featured resource)Facing the throwaway comment that ‘you can’t be black and queer’, Suriya Aisha (who is from Birmingham) saw nobody visibly living in the intersection that she found herself in. In this talk she examines how our culture interacts with our identity, and how we can create spaces for people to being 100% of themselves to the table; allowing them to be whole again.

Download

So You Think Your Child Is Gay?

This downloadable resource aims to answer any questions you may have as the parent or guardian of a young person who you might suspect is LGBT or has confided in you that they are an LGBT youth. It answers any questions that you may have on how being an LGBT youth may affect your child's life and how best to support them through this time.

Research/report

An Introduction to Supporting LGBT Young People: A Guide for Schools

This booklet is a comprehensive guide on how to deal with students who are or suspected to be lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender. It offer practical tips for teachers and staff members who may not have dealt with students who are part of the LGBT community.

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT is a charity that creates a community for young LGBT in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. The charity offer a variety of services including; sexual health and wellbeing, wellbeing support services, domestic violence support, social groups, fitness, counselling, advice on aging, help for LGBT asylum seekers, advice on hate crime and peer mentoring.

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a London-based registered non-profit organisation which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, age thirteen to nineteen. Mosaic has three centre aims – to support, educate, and inspire the young people.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

MindEd for Families

MindEd for Families provides tonnes of resources on how to deal with young people in a variety of situations. The variety of situations included on this webpage is vast and covers topics like death and loss, medication, talking to your child, parenting a child with issues, sexual orientation and gender, eating disorders and what to do if your child refuses to go to school. If you need help and advice as a parent, this is the first place to go.

Five Things You Can Do If Your Child Comes Out

If you are the parent of an LGBTQ child, and you are feeling confused or unsure of what to do, you are not alone. Your child has learned something new about themselves, and trusts you enough to share this information with you. This is good news! Congratulations!

Video

What More is There to Say about LGBTQ Issues? – Suriya Aisha

(Featured resource)Facing the throwaway comment that ‘you can’t be black and queer’, Suriya Aisha (who is from Birmingham) saw nobody visibly living in the intersection that she found herself in. In this talk she examines how our culture interacts with our identity, and how we can create spaces for people to being 100% of themselves to the table; allowing them to be whole again.

Download

So You Think Your Child Is Gay?

This downloadable resource aims to answer any questions you may have as the parent or guardian of a young person who you might suspect is LGBT or has confided in you that they are an LGBT youth. It answers any questions that you may have on how being an LGBT youth may affect your child's life and how best to support them through this time.

Research/report

An Introduction to Supporting LGBT Young People: A Guide for Schools

This booklet is a comprehensive guide on how to deal with students who are or suspected to be lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender. It offer practical tips for teachers and staff members who may not have dealt with students who are part of the LGBT community.

Video

What More is There to Say about LGBTQ Issues? – Suriya Aisha

(Featured resource)Facing the throwaway comment that ‘you can’t be black and queer’, Suriya Aisha (who is from Birmingham) saw nobody visibly living in the intersection that she found herself in. In this talk she examines how our culture interacts with our identity, and how we can create spaces for people to being 100% of themselves to the table; allowing them to be whole again.

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT is a charity that creates a community for young LGBT in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. The charity offer a variety of services including; sexual health and wellbeing, wellbeing support services, domestic violence support, social groups, fitness, counselling, advice on aging, help for LGBT asylum seekers, advice on hate crime and peer mentoring.

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a London-based registered non-profit organisation which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, age thirteen to nineteen. Mosaic has three centre aims – to support, educate, and inspire the young people.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

MindEd for Families

MindEd for Families provides tonnes of resources on how to deal with young people in a variety of situations. The variety of situations included on this webpage is vast and covers topics like death and loss, medication, talking to your child, parenting a child with issues, sexual orientation and gender, eating disorders and what to do if your child refuses to go to school. If you need help and advice as a parent, this is the first place to go.

Five Things You Can Do If Your Child Comes Out

If you are the parent of an LGBTQ child, and you are feeling confused or unsure of what to do, you are not alone. Your child has learned something new about themselves, and trusts you enough to share this information with you. This is good news! Congratulations!

Download

So You Think Your Child Is Gay?

This downloadable resource aims to answer any questions you may have as the parent or guardian of a young person who you might suspect is LGBT or has confided in you that they are an LGBT youth. It answers any questions that you may have on how being an LGBT youth may affect your child's life and how best to support them through this time.

Research/report

An Introduction to Supporting LGBT Young People: A Guide for Schools

This booklet is a comprehensive guide on how to deal with students who are or suspected to be lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender. It offer practical tips for teachers and staff members who may not have dealt with students who are part of the LGBT community.