Parent Resources

ORGANIZATIONS

  • PFLAG Franklin
    PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
  • Oasis Center
    Oasis Center provides a wide range of opportunities that reflect the diverse needs of youth and their families, from crisis intervention to youth leadership and community engagement to college and career access.
  • TransFamily Support Services
    TransFamily Support Services guides transgender/non-binary youth and their families through the gender transitioning process to help make it the most positive experience possible.

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • PFLAG Franklin on Facebook and Instagram
    Providing support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ people, their families, friends, and allies in Williamson County.
  • Serendipitydodah – Home of the Mama Bears on Facebook
    Serendipitydodah is a private Facebook group exclusively for moms of LGBTQ kids.
  • Free Mom Hugs on Facebook and Instagram
    Free Mom Hugs is a 501(c)3 organization that advocates for equality for the LGBT community by providing resources, education, and support.

WEBSITES

  • Mama Bears
    The Mama Bears organization is a network of groups, websites, special projects & resources dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering Moms of LGBTQ kids and the LGBTQ Community.
  • Free Mom Hugs
    Free Mom Hugs is a 501(c)3 organization that advocates for equality for the LGBT community by providing resources, education, and support.
  • Human Rights Campaign
    The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.

BOOKS

  • The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World by Alan Downs
  • This Is How It Always Is: A Novel by Laurie Frankel
  • Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell
  • Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  • Loveless by Alice Oseman
  • Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate by Justin Lee
  • Embracing the Journey: A Christian Parents’ Blueprint to Loving Your LGBTQ Child by Greg and Lynn McDonald