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National Network of LGBTQ Family Groups
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One of the most amazing things about the last decade or so is the fact that children, in general, have become more accepting. They know that people come in all shapes and sizes. Kindness is one of the most important traits to pass on. That said, there are still plenty of important resources that you should utilize if your child comes out. But, it can still be very hard for children to come to terms with their sexuality and gender identity.
When E. Plata came out to his parents at age 14, he never could have predicted that they their journey to understand what their son was going through would lead them to found a youth group, the only of its kind in their area, for LGBTQ teens. Plata's dad was a Marine and came from a family of men in the Marines and Plata feared disappointing him.
Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments. Some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. It is critical for the parents, guardians, and other family members of LGBT youth to have access to the resources they need to ensure their LGBT children are protected and supported.