Resources for LGBTQ+ Parents

For more than 40 years, Family Equality has provided LGBTQ+ parents like you with the resources you need to move through the joys and challenges of parenthood. Enjoy expert advice, discover our curated databases, and access key information about laws and policies in your state by exploring the many tools on this page! 


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Navigating laws and policies that affect LGBTQ+ families

There are an estimated 20 million U.S. adults who identify as LGBTQ+, and as of 2019, up to 3.7 million children under the age of 18 have an LGBTQ+ parent. 

Yet, we tracked more than 550 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in state legislatures in 2023, many of which target LGBTQ+ youth and families specifically. 

From dangerous “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bills in states like Florida and Texas to helpful legislation that prohibits discrimination against families like yours, it can be hard to keep up with the laws and policies that affect our families! 

Thankfully, our friends at the Movement Advancement Project created and maintain this equality snapshot for families like yours.

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Finding inclusive children’s books

Whether you’re searching for your child’s first picture book or a young adult novel that your tween will devour, Family Equality keeps an up-to-date list of amazing books that represent the diversity of our families in a loving and respectful way. 

Additional parenting resources

Parenting trans youth

As a parent, our number one goal is ensuring that our children are safe and happy. For parents with transgender youth, this might mean taking extra steps to educate yourself, advocating for your child in the doctor’s office and at school, and more. Read more about support

When harmful anti-trans policies began passing in Texas, Violet made the near-impossible decision to leave her home state in search of a more affirming community for her gender-nonconforming child. 

Violet and Isa’s determination to find a path forward was the catalyst for Family Equality’s digital resource, Path2FamilyEquality. The tool, inspired by this story and countless others like it, helps families like Violet’s who are feeling abandoned by their legislators and in need of information and guidance.

Looking for school-related resources?

All children deserve to learn and grow in an environment that respects them and their family. Amid threats from school boards to the state house, Family Equality has several resources to help you navigate school-related challenges.