Below is a list of resources I regularly recommend to clients. You will find books, community organizations, and websites which I find very helpful for children, teens, parents, families, and the LGBTQ community. If you know of other resources which you highly recommend, please share these with me and I will add them to the site!

Resources for LGBTQ Adults, Kids, Teens and Parents:

North County LGBTQ Resource Center in Oceanside ( -- Provides community outreach, support groups for youth and parents, safe spaces, education, resources, and advocacy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community in North County San Diego.

TransFamily Support Services -- offers family coaching when youth come out, assistance with navigating healthcare, school and the legal system. They also offer monthly support groups for parents/caregivers of trans and non-binary individuals as well as support groups for younger and older teens as well. Contact them at 

San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest ( --

Provides services similar to the North County LGBTQ Resource Center, but on a larger scale, as the nation's second oldest and one of the nation's largest resource centers for the LGBT Community. Their website provides a helpful listing of LGBTQ-Knowledgeable medical professionals.

Camp Mulberry (The Laurel Foundation) --  a week-long summer camp for trans and gender-nonconforming youth (ages 10-17) in Southern California. They offer a wonderful week of fun activities, community, and positive mentors in a gender affirming space. There is NO COST for Camp Laurel programs. Call 626-683-0800 for information

IT GETS BETTER PROJECT -- -- a global organization committed to inclusion, protection and advancement of the rights of the LGBTQ+ youth

It Gets Better Project's Constellation Project-- attention-parents-constellation-project- helping parents become the best supporters they can be to their LGBTQ+ kids's LGBTQ+ Student Guide provides prospective students and their families with tools to identify the right schools, an overview of common challenges, tips for applying, and details on the federal laws that protect LGBTQ students. 

The Gender Quest Workbook by Rylan Jay Testa, Ph.D., Deborah Coolhart, Ph.D., LMFT, and Jayme Peta, M.A. 

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Brill and Pepper

The Reflective Workbook for Parents and Families of Transgender and Non-Binary Children by D.M. Maynard

The Conscious Parent's Guide to Gender Identity by Darlene Tando, LCSW

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth by Huegel

The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender
by Ehrenhaft
(for younger children)

This is a book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question and Answer Guide to Everyday Life by Owens-Reid
and Russo

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