LGBTQ+ Resources

 

This is by no means a complete list of the resources available. Please feel free to look and see what feels more relevant. We are focusing on the Baltimore-Washington Metro Region, however, we do include some national resources as well. If you feel something is missing please email us at info@pflaghoco.org.

Faith Resources

Intimate Partner Abuse Support Resources

HopeWorks of Howard County 24-Hour Sexual, Dating and Domestic Violence Helpline: 410-997-2272

Latinx/Latina/Latino Resources

Somos Familia supports Latino families with children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) and conducts education to create family and community acceptance. The group was started by two mothers to support other families with similar experiences.

 

Legal Support

LGBTQ Health Resources for Us and Our Providers

Parent/Caregiver/Family/Chosen Family Resources

School Support and GSAs

South Asian Community Resources

Suicide Prevention

Transgender Resources

Supporting Siblings of Transgender Children

PFLAG National Publications

This can be a tough journey. You are not alone. Here are resources to help make it easier.

Be Yourself

A fresh new update to one of PFLAG’s most popular publications! This publication offers a supportive and understanding approach to today’s most common questions and concerns from youth regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. With youth coming out–and disclosing–at younger and younger ages, BE YOURSELF has never been more important. The publication also includes an up-to-date list of resources, including hotline numbers, other organizations, and more.

 


Faith in our Families

Discovering that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using personal experiences, this publication provides examples for reconciling your faith with the knowledge that a loved one is gay. This publication includes an updated list of gay and lesbian religious and spiritual groups to watch out for.

 


Our Trans Loved Ones

Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People Who Are Transgender and Gender Expansive. Our Trans Loved Ones is a brand-new, updated resource. Written by PFLAG staff members, and created with the help of content experts, reviewers, and PFLAGers with experience to share, it is full of information, first-person stories, and expert input geared to those who have a loved one who has come out as trans or gender expansive.​

 


Our Children

An update to the perennial favorite PFLAG publication, OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS, OUR CHILDREN offers a fresh eye for families and others about what to do when a loved ones comes out. Full of useful knowledge, helpful tips, expert opinions and first-person stories, OUR CHILDREN–which has a focus on sexual orientation and gender expression–is a must read for anyone looking to learn more about how to support LGBTQ loved ones…or looking for support for themselves.

 


Nuestras Hijas y Nuestros Hijos

A culturally appropriate Spanish translation of “Our Daughters and Sons,” this publication is a valuable resource for Spanish-speaking families coming to terms with homosexuality and bisexuality. The booklet answers commonly asked questions about having an LGBTQ loved one, and includes information about additional Spanish language resources.

 


SÉ TÚ MISMO

This publication is the Spanish translation of PFLAG’s publication, Be Yourself. The book is a great resource for Spanish-speaking youth and families.

Testimonials

Wonderful!

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Excellent!

I just wanted you to know that last night’s meeting was excellent. All of the kids on the panel and on the sidelines should be commended for their bravery at sharing thoughts about their very personal lives. - Joan Hynson

Thank you…

Thank you PFLAG for having such powerful presenters. Catherine Hyde was the opening speaker for a company Diversity & Inclusion event that focused on coming out in the work place. Catherine’s personal story of her journey in accepting and then supporting her transgender daughter was incredibly moving and heartfelt. Our employees were truly captivated as her history unfolded, and I know that there was much learning going on. This was there perfect launch for our panel discussion that followed. Keep up the great work!  - Ron Hokemeyer, Pride Employee Resource Group, Baltimore Gas and Electric