LGBTQ+ Family Resources

Privilege, Oppression, Intersectionality, Ally & Accomplice:


LGBTQ+ History & Legal:


LGBTQ+ Health Related:

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Provider Directory 

Healthcare Equality Index

The Rainbow Access Initiative works to inform and educate health care providers on LGBTQ specific issues.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Related:

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Provider Directory 

The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling

·       The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists offers numerous resources for LGBT people who are experiencing mental health conditions, including a directory of LGBT-friendly therapists.

The Center for American Progress offers a variety of resources, including a report called Why the Gay and Transgender Population Experiences Higher Rates of Substance Use.

 The GLBT National Help Center provides multiple resources and access to a hotline and a youth chat line.

GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) provides an annual report called the National School Climate Survey, which reports on the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in U.S. schools

The Pride Institute is an unlocked, LGBT-exclusive facility that offers a residential treatment program, including psychiatric care for depression, anxiety and other needs.

The Trevor Project is a multimedia support network for LGBTQ youth providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Glossaries & Gender Related Resources:


Pronoun Specific Resources:


Transgender & Chestfeeding Specific Resources:

Gender Neutral Parenting:



Breastfeeding Without Birthing, by Alyssa Schnell

Buying Dad: One Woman’s Search for the Perfect Sperm Donor, by Harlyn Aizley

Confessions of the Other Mother: Non-Biological Lesbian Moms Tell All, edited by Harlyn Aizley

The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth, by Stephanie Brill

Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families, by Diane Ehrensaft

The Complete Lesbian and Gay Parenting Guide, by Arlene Istar Le

Where’s the Mother: Stories from a Transgender Dad, by Trevor McDonald

Waiting in the Wings: Portrait of a Gay Motherhood, by Cherrie Moraga

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself from Pre-conception through Birth, by Rachel Pepper

Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag, by A.K. Summers

Books for Kids:

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride, Michael Genhart

What Makes a Family,


Seattle Area Peer-to-Peer Lactation Support Groups:
LLL Seattle AM Meeting:

LLL West Seattle AM Meeting:


Seattle Area Parenting Support:

  • MAIA Midwifery:
  • PEPS:

Facebook Support Groups:
*Please note: These groups are primarily, or exclusively, for LGBTQ+ families.
Some allow allies, but please read and/or comment with the utmost respect

Seattle-Area LGBTQ+ Parenting Groups:

Rainbow Families of Puget Sound:

LGBTQ Families of South Snohomish County:

Puget Sound Queer Families:


Large/International LGBTQ Parenting Groups:

·      Queer Parents Network:

·      Queer Parents:


LGBTQ+ Lactation Specific Groups:

Birthing and Breast or Chestfeeding Trans People and Allies:

 Trans Feminine Breastfeeding and Lactation Support:

Queer Liquid Gold:






Katie A. McLaughlin, Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, and Katherine M. Keyes, 2010:

Responses to Discrimination and Psychiatric Disorders Among Black, Hispanic, Female, and Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals

American Journal of Public Health 100, 1477_1484,





Compiled by: Joy MacTavish, IBCLC, MA