PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ALLIED WITH THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
a Satellite of PFLAG Los Angeles
Gender Focus / Hollywood
Dealing with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity can be very isolating. The need to discuss how you’re feeling, to ask questions, to receive support may be very great. But who to trust?
Our Help Lines are a safe place to get assistance. They are staffed by long-time PFLAG members, most of them parents or family members of LGBTQ persons. If you are a family member, be sure they have felt many of the same emotions you are going through and had many of the same questions. If you are an LGBTQ person, know that they have a lot of experience in listening to and supporting people just like you.
Your call will be completely confidential. If you wish, you can be anonymous. Supply as many or as few details as you like. Our trained help line volunteers will listen to whatever is on your mind. They will support you, encourage you, provide you with information and understanding. And they will never judge you.
If picking up the phone seems like too big a challenge, you can also get support by contacting us by e-mail. Messages are checked daily, and one of our Help line volunteers will contact you soon. You can also sign up to receive our newsletter by e-mail.
PFLAG Los Angeles Helpline
1.888.PFLAG 88 (1.888.735.2488)
Categorized into three communities, however we encourage you to visit these sites to best determine the services and communities they serve.
PSFF: Parents, Straight Family and Friends communities
LGBTQ: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning communities
T: Transgender community
A Coalition of LGBTQ Youth Supportive Organizations in Los Angeles County. Their Mission: We effectively collaborate in advocacy, programs and services leading to safe schools, systems and communities. Their Vision: LGBT youth have optimal access to life-enhancing resources. An informative page on their site is the Calendar, which includes all area PFLAG meetings, the LGBT Center's youth events. The Resources and Scholarships pages have important information as well.
The original Asian Pacific-Islander PFLAG (API PFLAG) group was borne out of a response to a proposition that opposed marriage equality. A group of API parents, API LGBT, and API straight allies banded together to bring about awareness, inter-generational and inter-faith dialogue, by providing support in safe spaces to express concerns, put forth clarifying questions, and to access resources.
Human Rights Campaign (PSFF,LGBT, T)
Provides information on transgender visibility, news, articles, legislation, and resources, including a downloadable copies of Transgender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding.
LifeWorks LA (Youth)
A youth development program at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Offering
one-on-one, peer and group mentoring opportunities including workshops & activities that are fun and educational for LGBTQ youth ages 12-24.
Offers healthcare, counseling, legal services, and support groups to transgender individuals.
Advocates on a national level for legal protections and an end to discrimination for transgender persons.
Friends of Project 10 (PSFF,LGBT, T)
Friends of Project 10 Inc. supports programs which emphasize nondiscrimination and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. The organization works to assure that public schools are in compliance with state and federal laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, and that academic achievement should not be limited by being part of a marginalized social group.
Straight Spouse Network (PSFF,LGBT, T)
The Straight Spouse Network (SSN) is an international organization that provides personal, confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses/partners, current or former, of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed-orientation or transgender/non-transgender couples for constructively resolving coming-out problems.
The Trevor Project (PSFF,LGBT, T)
866-4-U-TREVOR (866.488.7386) a 24/7 suicide hotline for LGBT youth. On-line discussion groups, ask a question, safe social networking site for LGBT youth.
TransFamily (PSFF, T)
Transgender Helpline 216.691.HELP (4357). On-line discussion groups available.
Transgender Youth Clinic (PSFF, T)
A part of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, offers a wide range of health services including hormone treatments to trans youth.
TransYouth Family Allies (PSFF, T)
Designed by and for families of gender variant children. Information, resources, on-line support group, newsletter, information to use with educators and therapists.
Johnson & Johnson
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