Resources for Adult Caregivers of LGBTQ Youth

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Whether you are a biological parent, caregiver, kinship, foster or adoptive family, it is critical to create a supportive home environment when raising an LGBTQ youth. For more information on the vulnerabilities of LGBTQ youth in foster care, and the importance of being an affirming adult, please see the Research and Data page located in the left sidebar.

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The following resources have been created for families raising LGBTQ youth:

If you are looking for local resources, the following directories can help you identify your nearest LGBTQ Center or LGBTQ-affirming service provider: