The Family Acceptance Projectª is the only community research, intervention, education
and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV
and homelessness Ð in the context of their families. We use a research-based, culturally
grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families decrease
rejection and increase support for their LGBT children.
In a simple, straightforward manner, we provide consultation, training and events
designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand
and address the concepts of gender identity and expression. Our accessible, practical
approach is based on research and experience, enabling our clients to gain a deeper
understanding of gender all along the spectrum.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society;
education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination
and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and
acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
API-Family Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to end the isolation
of API families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through support,
education, and dialog. We provide one-on-one sessions with parents; connect parents
with others who speak their language; conduct workshops at high schools, colleges,
and adult gatherings; set-up information booths at street fairs; and interact with
other organizations' health and diversity programs.