SAMHSA – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2-S) Resource Toolkit
Child Welfare Information Gateway – Resources for LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care (web section)
Gay and Lesbian Adoption Books: A variety of books focused on the LGBTQ adoption experience.
OutFront MN (Local Organization)
Call to learn more about their parenting focused support options: 612-822-0127
OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.They envision a state where LGBTQ individuals have equal opportunities, protection and rights. They are working toward the day when all Minnesotans have the freedom, power and confidence to make the best choices for their own lives.Their slogan is Leading Minnesota Toward LGBTQ Equality — reflecting the leadership role we provide in moving the state toward full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, and bringing allies into the movement.
Rainbow Families (Washington D.C. based but still may be a good source of support)
Rainbow Families supports and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) parents and prospective parents by providing educational programs, social events, and discussion forums for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents in the DMV area. Rainbow Families is a volunteer led non-profit organization, supported by members, community sponsors, and private and public grants.
https://rainbowfamiliesdc.wildapricot.org/Ages-and-Stages: A variety of resources specific to LGBTQ-parents based on the children’s ages
Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country and their six million children. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBTQ. We are a community of parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren that reaches across this country. For 30 years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families.
Gay Parent Magazine
GPM is an award winning bound newsprint magazine featuring personal stories of LGBT parents from across the country and around the world – we take you into their homes. Parents speak candidly about their experiences with international and domestic adoption, foster care, donor insemination, using a surrogate, parenting with an ex, coming out after being in a straight marriage and what it is like to raise their children in their part of the world. In addition to nationally distributed bi-monthly GPM, we also publish Gay Parent magazine – New York (GPM-NY) annually each May. GPM – NY is distributed and focuses on LGBT families in the NY tri-state (NY, NJ and CT) area.
GPM and GPM-NY are resources for gay-friendly private day and boarding schools , day and sleepaway camps , and gay-friendly family vacation ideas. Find in GPM family building sources, reproductive technology , adoption and foster care agencies as well as book reviews, news, activities, and events pertaining to LGBT parents and their children.
Explore our web site and view sample articles, GPM’s LGBT-friendly advertisers, advertising rate information , and support groups. Also, purchase a subscription , back issue or digital downloads . Get your fingers inky with the newsprint paper version of Gay Parent magazine or read it electronically on your desktop or mobile device.