Recommended Books

  • J.F. Boylan, She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders

  • Just Evelyn, Mom, I Need to Be a Girl

  • Don Clark, Ph.D., Loving Someone Gay

  • Bryce McDougall, My Child Is Gay

  • Kelly Quindlen, Her Name in the Sky **

  • Lisa C. Moore, Ed. Does Your Mama Know? An anthology of black lesbian coming out stories.**

  • Nancy Garden Annie On My Mind (novel)**

  • Avery Jackson, It’s OK to Sparkle**

    **PDF download available

  • Robert A. Bernstein, Straight Parents, Gay Children

  • Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward, Now That You Know

  • Eric Marcus, Is it a Choice?

  • Carolynn Griffin and Marian & Arthur WirthBeyond Acceptance

  • Bishop John Shelby Spong, Living in Sin

  • Lorraine Trenchard, Being Lesbian

  • Betty Berzon, Positively Gay

  • Mary V. Borhek, Coming Out To Parents

Online Resources 


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.

Our Daughters & Sons

This is a “must read” for parents who are forming new and honest relationships with a loved one who has come out to them. This booklet answers several commonly-asked questions about having a gay child. It includes a list of related resources.

Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends

A support guide for parents, family, and friends of transgender and gender non-conforming people. This publication includes insights from the parents of transgender children, professional viewpoints from experts on gender issues and information from educators about how to support young people at home and at school. And, it includes comprehensive information on terminology, a terrific list of other resources and unique advice on how to embrace your transgender or gender non-conforming loved one, and help them feel more comfortable as they strive to live openly, honestly and authentically as who they are.

Religious Resources


  • Robin Scroggs, The New Testament and Homosexuality

  • Daniel A. Helminiak, What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality

  • Reverend Mel White, Stranger At The Gate

  • Gregg Drinkwater & Joshua Lesser, editors, Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Additional Resources

For the Bible Tells Me So (documentary)

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

Institute of Welcoming Resources

IWR’s mission is to create resources that support the unconditional welcome of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and their families in the church home of their choice.

General Georgia Education Resources