LGBTQ Family Resources

On campus, the UNC LGBTQ Center works to foster a safe inclusive environment for the UNC-Chapel Hill community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

  • Triangle PFLAG support group meets twice a month. The organization also has a Facebook page.
  • The Know and Love Project aims to present stories of loving and committed North Carolina families with gay and lesbian members in order to raise awareness and increase public support for the equal rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in North Carolina and across the nation.
  • COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in their communities.
  • Always Our Children is a support program for GLBT people, families and friends sponsored by the GLBT Ministry of The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi. Look at “gay and lesbian ministries” for more information located on their website.
  • Triangle Families “is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered parents & their families, wannabe parents, & friends of LGBT parents & families in the North Carolina Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Cary, etc). Triangle Families meets monthly in locations throughout the NC Triangle. Our email list is used for general announcements of all Triangle Families events as well as open discussion among our members and community.” Listserv:

  • Jane Drucker, Families of Value: Gay Lesbian Parents and their Children Speak Out
  • Robert Francoeur, Eve’s New Rib 
  • Abigail Garner, Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is
  • Carolyn W. Griffin, Marian J. Wirth, and Arthur G. Wirth, Beyond Acceptance
  • Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels, Out of the Ordinary:  Essays on Growing Up with Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Parents
  • Kevin Jennings, Always My Child 
  • Bryce McDougall, My Child Is Gay
  • Alice Miller, For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence
  • Ann Muller, Parents Matter
  • Bob Summers and Michael Bronski, A Member of the Family: Gay Men write About Their Families
  • Peter and Barbara Wyden, Growing Up Straight: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality
  • Barbara Seyda and Diane Herrera, Women in Love: Portraits of Lesbian Mothers and Their Families
  • Kaiser Gillespie, Love Makes a Family
  • Sol Gordon, All Families Are Different (children’s book)
  • Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Mom, Dad. I’m Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out
  • Brett Webb-Mitchell, On Being a Gay Parent: Making a Future Together

Some of these titles are included in the CWC’s library for your convenience.