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Resources for Parents of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Children

Local Resources

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
875 East Main Street, STE 500
Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 244-8640
The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is dedicated to cultivating a healthy, inclusive environment where individuals of all sexual orientations and gender expressions are safe, thriving, and enjoy full civil rights.

Pride Center of Western New York
206 S. Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 852-PRIDE (7743)

National Resources and Websites

Family Equality Council (formerly Family Pride Coalition)
Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.

Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Moving Equality Forward
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 350 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

Books

My Child Is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News
by Bryce McDougall
Parents’ honest and revealing responses to the news that their child is gay. This book should be of interest to any parent who is struggling with their feelings.

Straight Parents, Gay Children: Inspiring Families to Live Honestly and with Greater Understanding
by Robert A. Bernstein
The author is the former national vice president of P-FLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and this is his personal account of a father who came to terms with his daughter’s homosexuality.