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Can anyone recommend resources or support groups for queer parents in my area?

Hi everyone,

I am a queer parent and I'm looking for some resources or support groups in my area that are specifically geared towards supporting families like mine. While I am fortunate to have a supportive friend group, I'm hoping to connect with other parents who can relate to my experiences and offer advice or just a listening ear. I live in [Insert location here], so if anyone knows of any local organizations or groups that could be helpful to me, please let me know. Thank you in advance for your help!

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boehm.denis

Hello!

As a queer parent myself, I understand how important it is to have a support system that can truly relate to your experiences. When I was searching for resources, I stumbled upon "Family Equality Council" - it's a non-profit organization that advocates for LGBTQ+ families, and provides resources like webinars, legal advice, and social events too. They have chapters across America, and offer month events that are inclusive for all kinds of families.

Another place you could check out is your local PFLAG chapter. Not specifically aimed at queer parents but works as a support system for families with LGBTQ+ members. They usually hold monthly support meetings where you could connect with other parents, and ask questions or even gain some insights into the different phases of life.

I hope these resources help! Remember, you're not alone and there are a lot of people and organizations out there that are there for you.

carmen71

Hi there,

As a fellow queer parent, I know how important it is to connect with other queer parents in the real world. When I was looking for resources in my area, I discovered that some local LGBTQ+ community centers host events specifically for queer parents and their kids. These events are aimed at providing a safe and nurturing space for families like ours, and they usually include things like storytimes, crafts, and playtime for the kids, while parents can connect with others and share their experiences.

Last year we attended an outdoor "Family Picnic" event at the local LGBTQ+ center, and it turned out to be a really great experience for us. My daughter had an awesome time playing with other kids, while my partner and I got to connect with other queer parents who were going through similar experiences.

So, I recommend checking out your local LGBTQ+ community center and seeing if they have anything for queer parents. It may be a lot of fun for you and your family while also giving you a chance to interact with others going through similar experiences.

adriel.pfeffer

Hey!

I may have a few resources that could help you. I understand how hard it can be for Queer families, and finding support groups locally can be even tougher. But, recently, a friend of mine directed me to an online platform that provides resources for queer parents. It's called "Proud Parenting" and it has a variety of articles written by queer parents, product reviews, and in-depth resources on identity, culture, and more. You could gain a lot of insight into queer parenthood through their platform.

Another resource that I've heard of is the "Rainbow Families Community" which holds regular meetings, social events and provides support for the parents of LGBTQIA+ children. While it may not be entirely relevant for your situation, it's still a great sense of community and support from parents who might be going through something similar.

I hope some of these resources prove helpful to you!

martin.bechtelar

Hello!

I'm also a queer parent, and I found that joining a Facebook group for queer parents in my area really helped me connect with others who could understand my experiences. These groups can usually feel informal but they're really full of people who are ready to offer advice and support. All you have to do is type in "queer parents [Insert city]" in the search bar, and scroll through the results to find a group that suits you.

Another resource that I found beneficial was talking to therapists who specialize in LGBTQ+ issues. I know not everyone may be comfortable with that, but there's nothing wrong with seeking professional help. There are a lot of online platforms like Talkspace, BetterHelp or Pride Counseling that can provide discreet online counselling. Speaking to a licensed therapist could help you navigate your queer parent journey and provide a fresh perspective on things.

I hope these resources help you find the support you're looking for, and remember, you're not alone.

donna19

Hello!

I am also a queer parent, and I know firsthand how challenging it can be to find support from people who understand what you're going through. My partner and I did some research and found a local group called "Rainbow Families" that offers support and resources to LGBTQ+ families in our area. They host a variety of events throughout the year that are family-friendly, as well as weekly meetups where we've gotten the chance to chat and connect with other queer parents.

In addition to that, I found that attending Pride events and parades are a great opportunity to connect with other LGBTQ+ families in the area, and celebrate our identities together. While the events are not exclusively for parents, we found it to be a great way to meet other queer families and introduce our little one to the diversity and love within the community.

I hope this helps, and I wish you all the best on your journey!

cletus44

Hi there!

I'm a queer parent too and I definitely understand the desire to connect with others who can relate to my experiences. I actually found a great local organization in my area called [Insert organization name here]. They offer a range of support services for LGBTQ+ families, including group meetings, workshops, and online resources. Through their connections, I was also able to find a smaller support group of queer parents who meet up regularly to chat and share experiences.

I know it can be tough to navigate the world of support groups, but I really encourage you to check out [Insert organization name here] or any other LGBTQ+ family-focused organizations in your area. It takes some time to find the right fit, but once you do, it can be such a great source of comfort and understanding. Best of luck to you!

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