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LGBT Parents

Parents, Family, and Friends of LGBTQIA+ People

Parent & Family Programs at UC San Diego

Parent & Family Programs at UC San Diego engages family members as partners in the educational journey of their student. Families are natural allies to the university as we seek to help students find success academically, socially, and personally. Programs, events, and ongoing communication will encourage families to be involved in the university community, assist their student, and develop a long lasting connection to the university community.  For more information, please go to

PFLAG National

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors, and 13 Regional Directors.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc. is a support, education, and advocacy organization. Founded in 1981 by 25 parents, PFLAG now represents more than 75,000 households, and speaks for thousands of others. PFLAG affiliates are located in more than 400 communities throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 11 other countries. PFLAG is a tax exempt, non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any political or religious institution.

PFLAG is an international organization created by parents, families, and friends to gain understanding and support of our queer and/or trans loved ones. PFLAG offers a wonderful opportunity for families, friends, and queer and/or trans people to learn and grow together. Here, participants find a confidential, warm and supportive setting where we can share our concerns with others and find comfort and reassurance about our queer and/or trans children, family members, friends and ourselves.

The national PFLAG web site is

San Diego PFLAG Chapter

San Diego PFLAG is a local supporteducation and advocacy organization. We are an all volunteer group made up of parentsfamily and friends of someone who is gaylesbianbisexual or transgender (GLBT).

We hold local monthly meetings where we provide a safe friendly place to share our thoughts, feelings and learn from each other. Come join us or show your support by becoming a member.

Get more information on our groups in East CountyNorth County Inland or North County Coastal.

The website for the San Diego chapter is

Youth with LGBTQIA+ Parents

COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ+) parent/s. We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.

We envision a world in which those of us with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer parents or families are connected to a broad community of peers and mentors, are recognized as the authority of our experiences, belong to respected and valued family structures, and have the tools and support to create and maintain a just society.

We envision a world in which all families are valued, protected, reflected, and embraced by society and all of its institutions; in which all children grow up loved and nurtured by kinship networks and communities that teach them about, connect them to, and honor their unique heritage; and in which every human being has the freedom to express sexual orientation, gender identity, and self.

We envision being part of large movements to transform school systems, social services, mental and physical health systems, media, legislatures, legal systems, and all religious institutions to heal from and end all forms of oppression, discrimination, bigotry, and hatred.

The website for COLAGE is