LGBTQ Families and Individuals Resources

/ CFLE Network, Winter 2020

A collection of resources including organizations, websites, journal articles, books, tip sheets, and more suggested by Family Life Educators and the authors of articles in this issue of Network. See author references for additional relevant information.


Books, Articles, and Publications

Calvard, T., O’Toole, M., & Hardwick, H. (2019). Rainbow lanyards: Bisexuality, queering and the corporatisation of LGBT inclusion. Work, Employment, and Society, 1–11. doi:10.1177/0950017019865686

Cull, M., Platzer, H., & Balloch, S. (2006). Out on my own: Understanding the experiences and needs of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. Retrieved from

Family Equality Council. (2017). LGBTQ family fact sheet. Retrieved from

Gender Revolution [Special issue]. (2017). National Geographic, 231(1), 1–152.

Gerdts, D. D. (2019). The religious landscape for LGBTQ + persons. Delaware Journal of Public Health, 5(3), 68–72. Retrieved from

Gherman, W. (2019, October). Community engagement in an era of complexity. Paper presented at the Family and Consumer Sciences 2019 Conference, Columbus, OH. Retrieved from

Goldberg, A. E., & Romero, A. P. (2019). LGBTQ divorce and relationship dissolution: Psychological and legal perspectives and implications for practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Haines, K. M., Boyer, C. R., Giovanazzi, C., & Galupo, M. P. (2018). “Not a real family”: Microaggressions directed toward LGBTQ families. Journal of Homosexuality, 65, 1138–1151.

Hall, J., & Fields, B. (2015). “It’s killing us!” Narratives of Black adults about microaggression experiences and related health stress. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 2, 1–14. doi:10.1177/2333393615591569

Henson, B. (2018). Guiding families of LGBT+ loved ones (2nd ed.). Acton, MA: Posture Shift Books.

Hoy, A. (2018). Invisibility, illegibility, and stigma: The citizenship experiences of divorced gays and lesbians. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 59, 69–91. doi:10.1080/10502556.2017.1375332 

Intersectional variations in the experience of queer families [Special issue]. (2018). Family Relations, 67(1), 1–206. doi:10.1111/fare.12305

Martin, K., Hutson, D., Kazyak, E., & Scherrer, K. (2010). Advice when children come out: The cultural “tool kits” of parents. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 960–991. doi:10.1177/0192513X09354454

Mink, M. D., Lindley, L. L., & Weinstein, A. A. (2014). Stress, stigma, and sexual minority status: The intersectional ecology model of LGBTQ health. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 26, 502–521. doi:10.1080/10538720.2014.953660

Mora, E. (2019). Keep trans youth alive: Considerations for suicide prevention of gender expansive youth. Delaware Journal of Public Health, 5(3), 18–22. Retrieved from

National LGBT Health Education Center. (n.d.). Providing inclusive services and care for LGBT people. A guide for health care professionals. Retrieved from

Oberstadt, K. (2019, October). Working with LGBTQ+ youth and families in extension. Paper presented at the Family and Consumer Sciences 2019 Conference, Columbus, OH. Retrieved from

Owens-Reid, D., & Russo, K. (2014). This is a book for parents of gay kids: A question and answer guide to everyday life. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

Parker, S., & Mayock, P. (2019). “They’re always complicated but that’s the meaning of family in my eyes”: Homeless youth making sense of “family” and family relationships. Journal of Family Issues, 40, 540–570. doi:10.1177/0192513X18812512

Powers-Barker, P. (2019). What stays here and what leaves here. Retrieved from

Rusow, J. A., Goldbach, J. T., Rhoades, H., Bond, D., Lanteigne, A., & Fulginiti, A. (2018). Homelessness, mental health and suicidality among LGBTQ youth accessing crisis services. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 49, 643–651. doi:10.1007/s10578-018-0780-1

Shelton, J. (2016) Reframing risk for transgender and gender-expansive young people experiencing homelessness, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 28, 277–291. doi:10.1080/10538720.2016.1221786

Vines, M. (2015). God and the gay Christian: The biblical case in support of same-sex relationships. New York, NY: Convergent Books.

Walcheski, M. J., & Reinke, J. S. (Eds.). (2015). Family life education: The practice of family science. Minneapolis, MN: National Council on Family Relations.

Wall, M. L. (2013). Working with lesbian-headed families: What social workers need to know. Advances in Social Work, 14, 433–441.


Organizations, Programs, and Websites

Head Start/Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. Creating a Welcoming Early Childhood Program for LGBT-Headed Families. This resource series provides ways early childhood professionals can enhance relationships with parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Retrieved from

Q Christian Fellowship

Seventh-day Kinship International