Resources for Parents!
Indy PFLAG meets at IYG on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm. Parents from Indy PFLAG will facilitate the group discussions and provide information. Indy PFLAG offers support for all parents, family, friends and allies of LGBT people of all ages. Meetings also provide information from members, outside speakers or other sources. Breakout sessions for parents of trans people available. Meetings are open to parents regardless of whether their youth attend IYG programs and activities or not.
Your acceptance will make or break your child's future.
THE most important factor in the healthy development of your LGBTQ child…is YOU! Youth coming from a rejecting home are up to 8 times more likely to choose risky behaviors as an adult.
To read the entire study, click here.
POP (Parents of Pride)
POP is a new group at IYG created especially for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth. Find out what's new with POP here!
Information about IYG...
Did you realize that many times parents of LGBTQ children have to come out too? What does this mean for you? This is about your child, but it does put you, as a parent, in a position of coming out yourself. Do you talk to your family about what's happening? Is your pastor going to understand? Will you put a photo of your child and their partner on your desk at work? There are many situations that you are going to find yourself in where you are going to have to decide whether to come out or not! So you are thinking of bringing your child/nephew/grand daughter to IYG…click here for more information about IYG or take a photo tour.
This is a really good video that you will like: LEAD video
Ask a question! Each family's situation is unique. If you'd like to ask a specific question, click here. Or you can always call and talk with one of IYG's staff members