Family Support/Resources

Local Partner Organizations

Athens Pride + Queer Collective   Athens Pride + Queer Collective exists to promote community, fellowship, and support around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues in the greater Athens, GA area.

LGBTQ+ Affirming Houses of Worship/Churches/Synagogues in the Athens GA area

Christy Plaice with Door of the Soul  Family Support Group for those with Trans/GNC kids

PFLAG Atlanta    PFLAG Johns Creek   PFLAG Sandy Springs  PFLAG Peachtree City   PFLAG Blairsville PFLAG Rome 

PFLAG Gainesville 

National Groups/Resources

PFLAG National
202-467-8180 or

The nation’s largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are LGBTQ, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.

YouTube The Story of PFLAG- Jeanne Manford  and PFLAG National 

Family Acceptance Project

This project focuses its efforts on how a supportive family can greatly decrease the risks for LGBTQ youth. It conducts research, education, and policy initiatives, and offers intervention and counseling.

Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country and their six million children.

Trans Families is a membership website for families with transgender, non-binary, or gender-diverse kids of any age. Our members, moderators, and administrators are primarily composed of people who are raising/have raised a transgender child, are in a relationship with a trans or non-binary person, are trans themselves, or are in some way related to a trans person

InterACT –  interACT uses innovative legal and other strategies, to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits.

Accord Alliance

Accord Alliance promotes comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by differences of sex development (DSD).

Families in Transition

a comprehensive guide  for parents and caregivers of Transgender and gender questioning  youth. Full of practical and sensitive parent-to-parent and professional therapeutic advice, it tries to anticipate and address common questions and concerns, as well as normalize the varied reactions families may have.

TransFamily Support Service

TransFamily Support Services guides transgender/non-binary youth and their families through the gender transitioning process to help make it the most positive experience possible.  We provide family coaching, assistance with healthcare and insurance issues, help navigating the legal system, and support at schools. All services are provided at no fee. Family Engagement Sessions are held in the comfort, privacy and convenience of your home or via Skype for clients not located in Southern California.  Our focus is to provide the necessary education and resources so everyone is prepared to navigate this journey and most of all to understand and accept your child.

Stand with Trans

Stand with Trans is saving lives one person at a time, one day at a time. We help trans youth build resilience, gain confidence and find hope for a future filled with joy. Founded in 2015 by a passionate mom, the organization continues to grow, serving an international population of families.

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association (ILGA world)

Since 1978, we have been committed to equal human rights for rainbow communities and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. We support LGBTI civil society worldwide through advocacy and research projects, and give grassroots movements a voice within international organizations.

PFLAG’s Our Trans Loved Ones

Questions and answers for parents, families, and friends of people who are transgender and gender expansive.

Helping Families Support their LGBT Children by Family Acceptance Project

Mama Bears and Serendipitydodah facebook page 

Serendipitydodah Mama Bears to the Rescue was started in March 2018. There are currently more than 500 moms of lgbtq kids in the group who are scattered across the country, ready to offer support, connection and care to lgbtq people. Serendipitydodah Mama Bears to the Rescue is a subgroup of Serendipitydodah for Moms, a private facebook group for moms of lgbtq kids.

Members of the group are available to connect with lgbtq people in their local area who need some support, connection or care.

The group is a place where these moms can connect with each other in order to plan and coordinate small acts of kindness such as being a stand-in affirming mom at a wedding, visiting someone in the hospital, helping someone get settled in a new area, providing some transportation, including someone in their holiday gatherings, sending a note of encouragement etc. Email Liz Dyer at

Mama Dragons

To support, educate, and empower mothers of LGBTQ children

Lead with Love

Lead with Love is a 35-minute documentary created to help answer the question- What do I do when my child comes out? Our goal is to provide comfort, information, and guidance for parents who have recently learned that their son or daughter is lesbian, gay, or bisexual.

Love is All You Need? 

A short film (19 minutes) which has viewers watching a world in which being gay is expected and being straight is unexpected. Truly eye-opening and life-changing. Trigger warnings: self-harm, religion, bullying, fighting, blood, and suicide.

The Spectrum – visual depiction of biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

GA Trans Resource Guide from Georgia Equality

Transgender and Non Binary Identity 101 information from the National Center for Transgender Equality

Fact Sheets by the American Psychological AssociationNon Binary Identity  Gender Diverse/Transgender Children Transgender Adolescents

PFLAG Reading List for parents and kids

My Kid is Gay website and their list of resources

You Amaze Me Every Day– youtube video by Maya Adam to explain gender identity to young children 12 and younger

Gender Spectrum– Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

The Gender Dysphoria Bible – A large document that describes everything gender- including history, definitions, what dysphoria feels like, causes of dysphoria, managing dysphoria, and how hormones work. Can be translated into various languages.

LGBTQIA+ Puberty/Sexual Health books: Sex is a Funny Word   The Every Body Book  Vaginas and Periods 101   Wait, What?    S.E.X. from Scarlateen

Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez, Gender/INTERSEX Activist recommendations for families of children with intersex traits

FACEBOOK GROUPS for parents of Transgender children/teens/adults

(Local) Pflag Athens Area Private Discussion Group

Parents of Transgender Children

Transgender Parenting

Support Network for Parents of Trans Kids

FACEBOOK GROUP for LGBTQIA+ children/teens

Parents Support Group for Teens, Children, and Adults


PFLAG is not affiliated with any ethnic, religious, economic, or political group. However, many of us have questions involving religion. We also invite you to take this opportunity to learn about the many faith-based organizations which are welcoming gays and lesbians into their fold. Through faith, understanding and unconditional love, people across the country are realizing that religious faith and homosexuality are not incompatible. Download Faith in Our Families resource

The Reformation Project 

The Reformation Project is a Bible-based, Christian grassroots organization that works to promote inclusion of LGBTQ people by reforming church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. Our vision is of a global church that fully affirms LGBTQ people.

Q Christian Fellowship

We are a diverse community with varied backgrounds, cultures, theologies and denominations, drawn together through our love of Christ and our belief that every person is a beloved child of God.

We recognize that the church has not and does not always make it easy for those who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, same-gender loving, queer, pansexual intersex, asexual, genderfluid, or questioning to reconcile these aspects of themselves with their Christian identity. We are witnesses to both the harm that faith communities can inflict, and the hope and healing that is possible through Christ.


The Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN) is the American South’s resource for Jewish & LGBTQ+ programming, education, support, and advocacy. Our mission is to advance LGBTQ+ affirmation and empowerment across the South.


Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ+ Jews and our families in Jewish life.

Fortunate & Faithful Families

Fortunate & Faithful Families is a ministry in the Atlanta Archdiocese that fosters mutual understanding, spiritual renewal, and inclusion of all gender and sexually diverse individuals and their families through dialogue, hospitality, education, and support.

Muslims for Progressive Values

We advocate for human rights, social justice and inclusion in the United States and around the world by inculcating a culture rooted in human rights through public education, advocacy, and the arts.


Affirmation creates worldwide communities of safety, love, and hope and promotes understanding, acceptance, and self-determination of individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. We affirm the inherent self-worth of LGBTQIA+ individuals as complete, equal, and valuable persons and support them as they define their individual spirituality and intersection with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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