You are worthy of respect.
For years, Family Equality has worked to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ parents and their families. Now, Family Equality has partnered with The Constellation Project to connect LGBTQ+ parents with practical resources, forthcoming research studies, and support.
You are incredibly resilient and worthy of respect, but it may not always feel that way. Sign up here for resources, research and support:
INITIAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
There are over 325 LGBTQ+ centers in the US, accessible in almost every state, in most major population centers and online. Most have family programs. Need informed advice around how to stay strong as a parent and as a family? Find your 5 nearest LGBTQ+ centers here, through CenterLink.
You shouldn’t have to choose between raising children versus your church or the rest of your family—but these conflicts can arise with being an LGBTQ+ parent. Find embracing members of your faith here, through Strong Family Alliance, with resources for support within over 45 religions and denominations.
There may be new territory to navigate for you and your child and with schools, communities and relatives. The resources above can help. To think about support in a legal framework, here’s a guide from Lambda Legal.
WHY RESEARCH MATTERS
Signing up means you’re agreeing to learn from The Constellation Project about important research on what LGBTQ+ parents need today, by connecting you with researchers who are spearheading this essential work. Here are examples:
Rachel H. Farr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology
University of Kentucky
The experiences of US LGBTQ+ parent families have been sorely underrepresented in the South and Midwest as compared to the East and West Coasts. Learning about their resilience and challenges is the focus of my current research.
Abbie E. Goldberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology
LGBTQ+ parents and their children are severely impacted by anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, including laws like Don’t Say Gay that silence and marginalize their families in both schools and communities. My current research is to enable LGBTQ+ parents to have their voices heard, including their fears, concerns and experiences related to these laws.
There is a lot to consider with being an LGBTQ+ parent. The information we provide isn’t medical, mental health or legal advice–instead, we encourage you to seek out and consult capable professionals.
The Constellation Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects LGBTQ+ parents (and parents of LGBTQ+ youth) to other nonprofit resources, researchers, advocates, religious support, and communities who respect your family and want to see you thrive.