Resources for Parents of Gender Non-Conforming Children


Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC offers a parent guide, outreach program, local support group, national list serve, a summer camp, and an outpatient clinical program.

The Family Acceptance Project

The Family Acceptance Project does groundbreaking research showing the profound benefit of family acceptance for LGBT children.

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum is an education and advocacy organization offering an annual family conference, support groups, school workshops, and information and support for families.


The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network works to address anti-GLBT behavior and bias in schools.

Lambda Legal

Bending the Mold is a resource kit for transgender and gender-nonconforming students.


Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays offers support, education, and advocacy to end discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones offers resources for New York families with gender non-conforming children ages 4-14

Teaching Tolerance

A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance offers educational materials about reducing prejudice in its many forms. Their Gender Doesn’t Limit You! curriculum works to counteract gender bullying among young children.


Trans Youth Family Allies is an education and advocacy organization with a message of support and respect for all gender expression.

Welcoming Schools

A program of the Human Rights Campaign, Welcoming Schools offers a guide for educators and parents about diversity, gender, and bullying at the elementary-school level.

Quit it!

This program of the Educational Equality Center offers a proactive bullying prevention program for kindergarten through third grade teachers.

Mermaids (United Kingdom)

Mermaids offers support to gender-nonconforming children, parents, families, and caregivers, and works to raise awareness about gender issues among professionals and the general public.