This work would not be possible without support from our national partners. We encourage you to check out the amazing resources, tools, and support provided by each of our national partners.
Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign provides current resources and tools for issues facing families of LGBTQ+ youth in school and community settings. Families can find guidance for supporting their LGBTQ+ child at school from programs like Welcoming Schools or through the resources on their parenting page.
PFLAG can be one of your greatest resources when looking for in-person support as a parent, family member, or ally in the community. Florida has 18 local chapters and you can find the closest one to you. Meetings are free and a great place to find community with other parents of LGBTQ+ youth.
Family Equality focuses on advocacy, community, and education. Their policy team tracks legislation and provides a state tracker so you can learn about legislation that would impact LGBTQ+ families in Florida. Resources include subjects such as adoption and family building, prominent legal cases, schools, housing and more.
GLSEN focuses on ensuring every student has a safe, supportive and LGBTQ+ inclusive education through programs, advocacy, research and policy work. Many of GLSEN’s programs support student and educator-led initiatives for positive change in schools, such as Day of Silence.
Sage provides advocacy and resources for LGBTQ+ elders nationwide to help combat isolation and provide support. One initiative called SAGE Table connects generations through virtual events where people from all ages connect and “share a meal and conversation.”
The National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force is dedicated to achieving freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people, and their families through proactive, targeted, change-inducing initiatives. The National LGBTQ Task Force also hosts the yearly Creating Change conference, the nation’s foremost political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ movement.
NCLR is a non-profit, public-interest law firm that prides itself on helping LGBTQ+ individuals with challenges in the fight for equality through litigating precedent-setting cases. Through this litigation and advocacy, NCLR ensures that transgender youth have the support and opportunities they need to thrive. They proudly offer free legal assistance and resources to LGBTQ people on their “Get Help” page.
GLAAD is the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization. They pride themselves on ensuring that authentic LGBTQ stories are seen, and heard in the media by increasing the media’s accountability. In addition, they host many annual events such as the GLAAD Media Awards, Transgender Day of Visibility, and Spirit Day.
MomsRising is a grassroots social welfare organization that mobilizes around issues facing women, mothers, and families. They bring the voices and real world experiences straight to local, state and nation’s leaders through a variety of pivotal campaigns. Their Youth and Family Justice campaign is working towards creating healthier schools for all children.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides information and crisis support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round. They have crisis counselors that are available through phone calls, text, or chat if youth are struggling, lonely, or thinking about suicide. The Trevor Project is also committed to sharing research that impacts LGBTQ individuals across the globe.
NCTE has resources that focus on transgender people’s/families’ rights. Examples of these resources include, but are not limited to: navigating airport security with your transgender child, rights as a patient accessing care, and a child’s rights at school. The ID document center is a convenient place where you can access information on how to update state and federal IDs and records.
Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) works to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation. GLAD Answers provides free and confidential legal information, assistance, and referrals.
The National PTA
The National PTA is dedicated to making every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities with resources to advocate for all children. National PTA believes schools should be a safe, supportive, and respectful environment for all students, and have passed resolutions to show their commitment to their belief that every child deserves to go to school excited to learn—without the fear of bullying, violence or discrimination.