Resources for Parents, Guardians, and Family Members

Albion Fellows Bacon Center

"Albion Fellows Bacon Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent domestic and sexual violence and to empower victims through advocacy, education, support services and collaborative partnerships. The center provides services to victims of abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, and financial) in 11 counties in southern Indiana. Services are provided 24 hours a day to the following counties: Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Dubois, Gibson, Pike, Orange, Crawford, and Harrison."

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Parents’ Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Should Know

"Information on how parents can promote positive health outcomes for their LGB teen."

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Advocates for Youth (AFY): Are you an Askable Parent?

"AFY provides lesson plans, tips and strategies, background information, and additional resources to help youth-serving professionals create a safe space for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities."

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"Coming out" is a lifelong journey of understanding, acknowledging and sharing one's gender identity and/or sexual orientation with others. It may be quick and easy for some, or longer and more difficult for others.

It is important for parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) teens to remember each child is unique and will have their own experiences and feelings along the way."

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The Family Acceptance Project

"The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV — in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children."

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Rainbow Jacket Project

Rainbow Jacket Project is a free clothing resource for trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming people in Evansville, IN and surrounding areas.

*Open by appointment only.

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The Inclusion of Transgender Athletes

"Trans folks’ participation in sports is a fiercely debated topic. Though trans people face discrimination in most arenas, sports seems to be the most difficult one, especially when folks attempt to bring—usually unsubstantiated—”scientific“ claims into the discussions.

In 2021, at least 70 anti-trans sports bills were proposed in more than half (30) of the U.S. states. Most of the bills targeted trans girls, with the aim of banning trans girls from competing in girls’ sport."

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