In this short video, Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin Russo talk about how to support an LGBTQ child.
What does LGBTQ+ stand for and what do all these words mean? This cheat sheet provides an overview of the terminology that youth are using to identify themselves and common slang terms.
What's the Difference Between Sexual Orientation and Gender? Stanford Medicine answers this common question in this short, informative video.
What Does it Mean to be Two Spirit? In this video, David Herrera, the Executive Director of the Montana Two Spirit Society, discusses what it means to be two spirit to Native American and Indigenous people.
How to Support Your Child
Families Supporting an LGBTQ Child. This cheat sheet by Lambda Legal goes the basics of how to support an LGBTQ family member.
Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents. Learn how to make your home a welcoming environment for LGBTQ foster youth.
Foster Parents Caring for LGBTQ Youth. Learn how to best support the youth in your care with this short guide by Lambda Legal.
Programs and Other Resources
It is normal for parents to feel overwhelmed or unsure of what to do and say when a child comes out. Thankfully, there are resources to help parents understand how to support their LGBTQ child and themselves.
Find a PFLAG Chapter near you. PLAG has chapters across the United States for parents and friends of LGBTQ people to find community and support.
LGBTQ Resources in Montana. A list of support groups as well as LGBTQ-accepting churches, organizations, and health care clinics.
Talking to Doctors and Medical Professionals. Talking to doctors, dentists, and other medical personnel that your client will interact with about their identity and pronouns is an important way to support your client.
LGBTQ Supportive Businesses. The Pride Foundation's initiative Open to All allows for businesses to pledge to be LGBTQ inclusive and fair. On their website, there is a list of supportive businesses by Montana city.
My Kid is Gay. A web resource with videos and articles to help parents understand their LGBTQ children.
How to Be A Girl. A great resource for parents of transgender youth. A mother of a transgender daughter chronicles her experiences through her podcast and blog.