PFLAG believes in promoting change through education. Listed below are key educational resources that you can download for free from PFLAG National.

“Faith in Our Families: Parents, Families and Friends Talk About Religion and Homosexuality”

Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends”

“Be Yourself: Questions and Answers for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth”

“Our Daughters and Sons: Questions and Answers for Parents of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People ”

Opening the Straight Spouses’ Closet”


Other useful information:


Recommended Books, Audio, Video

  • BEYOND ACCEPTANCE: Carolyn Griffin & Marian and Arthur Wirth (1986)
  • BI ANY OTHER NAME:Bisexual People Speak Out Ed. Loraine Hutchins & Lani Ka’ahumanu (1991)
  • COMING OUT: An Act of Love Rob Eichberg, Ph.D. (1990)
  • COMING OUT TO PARENTS Mary V. Borhek (1983)
  • DIFFERENT DAUGHTERS : A Book by Mothers of Lesbians, Louise Raskin, Ed. (1987)
  • IS IT A CHOICE? Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Gays and Lesbians, Eric Marcus (1993)
  • THE FAMILY HEART : A Memoir Of When Our Son Came Out Robb Forman Dew (1995)
  • NOT LIKE OTHER BOYS : Growing Up Gay : a Mother and a Son look back, Marlene Fanta Shyer and Christopher Shyer (1996)
  • NOW THAT YOU KNOW :What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality, Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward (1989)
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CLOSET : The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses & Families, Amity Pierce Buxton (1994)
  • REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER : A Story about growing Up Gay, Aaron Fricke (1981)
  • RESCUING THE BIBLE FROM FUNDAMENTALISM :A Bishop Rethinks The Meaning of Scripture, Bishop John Shelby Spong (1991)
  • STRAIGHT PARENTS/GAY CHILDREN, Robert A. Bernstein(1995)
  • TRANSGENDER WARRIORS : Making History From Joan of Arc to RuPaul, Leslie Feinberg (1996)
  • AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 28.5 90 Minute Video, Call Denver PFLAG, 303-333-0286
  • ACCEPTING YOUR GAY OR LESBIAN CHILD , 90 Minute AudioTape, Call Denver PFLAG, 303-333-0286 or go to their website.

Some of these materials may be available through San Francisco Public Library or the Peninsula Library System and available to be borrowed.

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