Below are some of our favorite resources for supporting children/youth of diverse gender expressions, gender identities and sexual orientations and their families. We are especially committed to sharing resources that feature families and youth of diverse cultural backgrounds. Please contact us at info@outproudfamilies.com, if you have a resource you would like to share.

Family & Coming Out

Asian Parents who Love their LGBTQ Kids – PSAs by Asian Pride Project and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

Coming Home by PFLAG China

Coming Out to Immigrant Parents by BuzzFeedYellow

Dear Dad by Chase Simmons, Dear Dad TV

Family Acceptance by Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project/United We Dream

Football, Family and Coming Out from I’m from Driftwood

“I Didn’t Suspect at First” from Asian Pride Project

I’m from Almagordo, NM from I’m from Driftwood

Li-Jay Chu – Coming Home on Q&A Space, API Equality LA

Magic and Cookie Johnson Show Their Support for their Gay Son as seen on The Oprah Show

My Child is Gay from IBN Live

My Years In Conversion Therapy and How I Forgave my Father from I’m from Driftwood

Our Families: LGBT African American Stories from Basic Rights, Oregon

Our Families: LGBT Asian and Pacific Islander Stories from Basic Rights, Oregon

Our Families: LGBT Latino Stories from Basic Rights, Oregon

Our Families: LGBT/Two Spirit Native American Stories from Basic Rights, Oregon

Tres Gotas de Agua (Three Drops of Water) from Somos Familia and BAYCAT

Undocumented and Unafraid, Queer and Unashamed from Cuéntame

Family, Faith & Coming Out

Against Therapist’s Advice, Son Comes Out to Devout Muslim Father by I’m from Driftwood

Coming Out in a Catholic Family from I’m from Driftwood

Former homophobic Fil-Am Pastor becomes LGBT Advocate from ABS CBN News

I came out and my Muslim dad stood by me by Moral Courage TV

 

Families with Transgender & Gender Creative Children

Legacy Project Video: Clara Yoon from KoreanAmericanStory.org

Malisa’s Story: What it Means to be a Transgender Child from NBC Nightly News

Mazy’s Story by Social Scope Productions and Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

Meet my Child by Trans United Fund

Meet Q, a 9-Year-Old Transgender Boy from Brooklyn from HuffPost Live

Mom, I’m Not a Girl: Raising a Transgender Child by Cosmopolitan

The Mom of a ‘Princess Boy’ Speaks Out: with Cheryl Kilodavis, from Today

This Mom Says What Every Transgender Child Needs to Hear from Transgender Law Center

Moms for Transgender Equality: Annie from Human Rights Campaign

Transform California Stories – Pau from Transform California

TransMormon from Video West and  OHO Media

Two Transgender Children Struggle to be Themselves from Global News—Be sure to scroll down to see the interviews with parents!

Youth Voices

Foster Care’s Invisible Youth from In the Life Media

Michael Garcia – My Story from The Personal Stories Project

Two Spirits, One Dance from AJ+

Voices of Queer Asian Youth from Asian Community AIDS Services and Rice Roll Production (Canada)

Identities & Intersections

The Ashes” by Yosimar Reyes

What it’s Like to be Intersex from BuzzFeed 

Family & Coming Out

Black Parents, Gay Sons and Redefining Masculinity from The Root

The Closet Door Opens by Terrence Moss from RU Coming Out

Coming Out as a Parent, by Clara Yoon, from Queer Korean’s Alliance

Devi’s Story from Our Queer Stories

Fearing for my black transgender child’s life, by Louis Porter II, The Washington Post

Forging a New Masculinity: My Journey to Becoming a Black Trans Man by Tiq Milan, Gender 2.0

Growing Up, Coming Out: Navigating sexual and gender identity as a youth on the Blackfeet Reservation, by Kolby Kicking Woman, photos by Celia Talbot Tobin, Native News Project 2015

My Apology to my Transgender Cousin by George M. Johnson,  Mused News

My Mother’s Child, First & Always, by Tonny TonnuHyphen Magazine

An Open Letter to My Black Gay Son by Claudia Williamson, Mused News

Parenting a Transgender Child by Sarah Virginia White, Parentage

Raised in the U.S. and Coming Out to Immigrant Parents, Jasmine Garsd, Code Switch, National Public Radio

Raising my Transgender Child, by Jodie Patterson, Essence

A Southern Baptist pastor accepts his gay son, changes his church, John Shore, Christianity with Humanity

Transgender at 10 from Willamette Week

What Caitlin Jenner’s Vanity Fair Cover Sparked For Me As The Sister of a Trans Woman, by Selinas Leyva, Huffington Post Gay Voices

What a Transphobic Teacher Needs to Learn from an Amazing 5-year-old Transgender Girl, by Rob Watson, LGBTQ Nation

Identities & Intersections

I don’t Identify As A Boy Or A Girl: This Is My Story, by Alok Vaid-Menon, MTV News 

Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets from NBC News (includes video testimonials)

Two Spirits One Struggle: The Front Lines of being First Nations and Gay, Kelsey Klassen, Westender

What it’s like to grow up Transgender and Aboriginal, by Kat Clancy, Daily Life

What Sami Discovered On the Way to Becoming a Man of Color, Erica Yoon, Code Switch, National Public Radio

Coming Out

A Resource Guide to Coming Out for African Americans

Parents/Families

4 Ways to Honor your Child’s Gender Autonomy

Our Daughters and Sons, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Mom, Dad, I have Something to Tell You (Available in English and Spanish)

Our Daughters and Sons, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Parents and Families: What to do if a child is being bullied: GLSEN

Supportive Families, Healthy Children (Available in English, Spanish & Chinese. Latter-day Saint (Mormon) Version also available.)

Ten Tips for Parent of a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Child

Youth

Experiences of LGBT Students of Color

Experiences and Needs of GBTQ Youth of Color

A Guide for Understanding, Supporting, and Affirming LGBTQI2-S Children, Youth, and Families

The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on GLBT Youth of Color

Sexual and Minority Youth in Foster Care: Assessing Disproportionality and Disparities in Los Angeles

Supporting and Caring for our Bisexual Youth

Supporting and Caring for our Gender-Expansive Youth

Providers

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children

 

Research

Child, Family, and Community Transformations: Findings from Interviews with Mothers of Transgender Girls

Experiences of Familial Acceptance-Rejection Among Transwomen of Color

The Importance of Family for a Gay Hmong American Man: Complicating Discourses of “Coming Out” by Bic Ngo, Hmong Studies

What does the scholarly research say about the link between family acceptance and LGBT youth wellbeing?

 

Terminology

GLAAD Media Reference Guide: Transgender Issues