Hi Parents!

We are creating workshops for you! Meanwhile… here are some things to check out as resources for you and your child to support you in creating a diversity friendly home, and diversity friendly relationships.

Michele’s Starting Point

After watching this video, I decided to be more open about my own identity, and eventually, the first step on my journey towards providing diversity workshops.

Projects and Organisations that Support Youth

It Gets Better

The “It Gets Better” Project was started by Dan Savage. It started with this very first video and now is a whole library of videos donated by real people telling real stories about how their lives got better as they got older. This is a suicide prevention project for queer youth. And it’s moving and beautiful!

QMUNITY — BC’s Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Resource Centre



PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help
themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children.
The “coming-out” process can be a critical time for families.  When the adjustment period is
particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a
lifetime of emotional scars.  People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting
themselves or their family member, and the results can be devastating, even fatal.  We
support these families through today, and give them hope for a better tomorrow.

SOGI 123

SOGI 1 2 3 helps educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual
orientations and gender identities (SOGI). At a SOGI-inclusive school, students’ biological
sex does not limit their interests and opportunities, and their sexual orientation and how they
understand and express their gender are welcomed without discrimination.

Further Reading

“Advice for parents and friends” from bgiok (Being gay is ok)

“Coming out – advice and guidance for parents
Questions frequently asked by parents with LGBT children” from Stonewall

“Coming out – Supporting your child if they are gay, straight, bi or transgender” from Family Lives

“How to Support Your Gay Child” from AARP, Relationships, Family