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LGBTQIA+ Resources for Parents

At PEPS, our mission is to connect parents to strengthen families and build community. We are committed to equity and supporting all parents and children in our community. Acknowledging intersectionality and how a person’s identities overlap with their role as a parent or caregiver is an important aspect of supporting parents holistically.

Whether you are a parent who identifies as LGBTQIA+, parenting a child who identifies as LGBTQIA+, or looking for educational resources to support parents and children in your life as an ally, we hope you learn something new on this page. Our sincerest thanks to the PEPS Staff Queer Caucus and Chris Angel Murphy for their support in generating this list. You can visit Chris Angel’s website at

Articles and Resources for Parents and Caregivers Supporting LGBTQIA+ Children

Articles and Resources for LGBTQIA+ Parents and Caregivers

  • The Accidental Gay Parents — A podcast episode telling the story of one couple’s unexpected path to parenthood
  • Outspoken Voices — A podcast by and for LGBTQ+ parents, people with LGBTQ+ parents, grandparents and everyone else who is part of LGBTQ+ families’ journeys.
  • Parenting While Queer — An episode of Town Hall Seattle’s Civic Series highlighting LGBTQ Seattleites’ experiences being part of a queer family.
  • Some Families — A podcast dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ families. Shares funny, emotional and true stories from a diverse range of families with the series exploring all routes to queer parenthood.

Articles and Resources on Laws and Policies Impacting the LGBTQIA+ Community

Books for Children

Books for Adults

Educators to follow and learn from:

  • Chase Strangio (Instagram & Twitter) — Lawyer and trans rights activist with the ACLU
  • Chris Mosier (Instagram & Website) — Transgender athlete who shares about anti-trans laws, petitions, and ways for people to get involved.
  • ErinInTheMorning (TikTok) — Content creator who shares daily news and discussion on trans legislation and life with a focus on advocacy.
  • Rebecca Minor (Instagram) — Queer therapist in Boston who shares resources/tips for parents of trans youth. She also has several resources currently listed on a special page - including where to donate, petitions, and more.
  • Rivera for Renton (TikTok) — The first openly queer City Council member for Renton who shares information about local issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Schuyler Bailar (Instagram & Website) — Transgender athlete and educator

National Advocacy Opportunities to Support LGBTQIA+ Rights:

    Washington State LGBTQIA+ Rights Organizations:

    Miscellaneous Resources:

    Is there a resource that you have found helpful as a parent or caregiver and would like to suggest it for others? Email us!

    PEPS offers a pilot affinity program for LGBTQIA+ parents and caregivers with children ages 0-12 months. Learn more about our LGBTQIA+ affinity program.

    Please note, this resource page is provided for informational purposes only. The majority of links posted above will take visitors to external sites that are not affiliated with PEPS. This does not indicate our endorsement of any of the specific ideas, resources, links, or commentary shared, nor can we guarantee the accuracy of information.

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