Youth & Families

For parents new to the LGBTQ+ community, learning how to best support your child or teen while they figure out who they are can be incredibly challenging. For parents who identify as LGBTQ+, finding community and other families like yours can also be difficult. We are here to help. Find internal groups and external resources below. For more questions or information, email [email protected].

We Are Here
Come join our movement. And if you need help today, find that here.

Social & Support Groups

We Are Family

We Are Family is a quarterly group that offers a chance for LGBTQ+ families with children ages 12 and under to connect with other such families. All families have a unique blend of members that don’t always look the same as others. The purpose of this group is for youth 12 and under and their immediate family to have a welcoming space to make lasting connections with other families that may or may not resemble their own. If you have more questions about who is welcome to attend, send us an email!

Each meeting will have snacks, refreshments, and a fun activity to engage in.

Meeting Time

Quarterly (dates vary)

For more information, please visit the Facebook Event Page.

Contact

[email protected]

TransParent

TransParent is a group for parents and caregivers of transgender individuals of any age. This group is meant to be a place for people in this situation to meet others facing similar issues, to learn and grow together, and to ask questions in a safe and affirming environment.

TransParent is facilitated by Dr. KT Hiestand, a certified and licensed psychologist. Please email Dr. Hiestand to RSVP for this group before attending.

 

Meeting Time

The Third Sunday of every month from 2-3pm, virtually. (Please note: You must RSVP at the email below before attending)

Contact

[email protected]

More resources for youth and families:

My Kid is Gay
An external resource filled with articles, books, podcasts and more, all focused on supporting and understand your LGBTQ+ child. Learn More
Shelby County Schools Title IX
Learn more about Shelby County Schools' Title IX policies and contact Mary Tucker with questions or concerns.   
Mental Health referrals for youth & families
Visit our resource guide for a list of our approved and vetted mental health providers.   Learn More
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