No matter where you are with supporting your child, there’s a support group ready to welcome you.
Support groups are safe and welcoming spaces where you can meet with other parents and caregivers who are also supporting LGBTQ children. These groups meet once or twice a month, are run by trained volunteers (most of whom are parents themselves), and are filled with people who can offer support, answer questions, and link you to resources. Whatever information you share will be confidential.
CHOOSING YOUR SUPPORT GROUP
We have 3 different kinds of groups. Which works best for you?
Open Community Groups
These group are for parents, friends, and family members of the LGBTQ community. They are open to anyone who would like to attend and would like to give or offer support to people in their community. The majority of people who attend are parents of LGBTQ people.
People of Color Brunch Group (Currently on Hiatus)
This group is for parents, family, chosen family, and caregivers of color who are caring for an LGBTQ person. It is located in Jamaica Plain and is a collaboration with Boston GLASS and is only for people of color caring for a LGBTQ person of color.
Parents of Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Gender Questioning People
These groups are only for parents and caregivers of transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender questioning people. Some exceptions are made for extended family. Reach out to the group’s email address to learn more.
SUPPORT GROUP LOCATIONS
Find a group near you by clicking on the map below or clicking here for a downloadable list of all our support group locations and contact information.