OUTMemphis Parent Groups
Looking for resources for your child/young adult? Check out our Youth Resources page!
PRYSM Parents Group
The PRYSM Parents group meets on the FIRST Saturday of the month at Otherlands Cafe (641 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104) from 4:15 – 5:15pm. You do not need to inform anyone you are coming in advance and there will be other parent volunteers there to meet you. The meeting is planned so parents and volunteers can meet and socialize with each other while the PRYSM youth group is happening down the street at OUTMemphis.
For more information please email us.
TransParent is a group hosted at OUTMemphis, for parents of Transgender individuals of all ages. The group is facilitated by licensed Psychologist, Dr. KT Heistand. Come join us and meet other parents who are going through similar experiences. TransParent meets on the last Sunday of each month from 2:00-3:00 PM. All who want to come are welcome, but Dr. Heistand asks that you RSVP before coming.
For more information or to RSVP, email us.
Other Parent Resources
My Kid is Gay
My Kid Is Gay is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children. My Kid Is Gay sources voices from across the world to help answer the many questions that parents (and family members, and even teachers!) have about the LGBTQIA young people in their life, including advice from parents, youth, and experts on a variety of topics related to sexuality and gender identity.
Gender Spectrum provides consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression. Their accessible, practical approach is based on research and experience, enabling clients to gain a deeper understanding of gender all along the spectrum.
When we talk about “family,” we are not referring only to people related by genetics. Families can come in all configurations, including adoptive or foster parents, grandparents, extended family, mentors, or one’s chosen family made up of close friends. Many youth have been rejected by their genetic and adoptive families and need support from other adults. Similarly, “parenting” can be done by a variety of adults in a child’s life, not just by legal parents or guardians. Thus our resources in this section, and in our work in general, are for all types of “family” and all adults who “parent” a child.
GLSEN- Bullying Resources for Parents & Families
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is a national education organization working to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to accept and respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
Family Acceptance Project
The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.
Our team has been putting research into practice by developing an evidence-based family model of wellness, prevention and care to strengthen families and promote positive development and healthy futures for LGBT children and youth. We provide training and consultation on our family-based prevention and intervention approach across the United States and in other countries.