Resources

For Families


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated — especially those with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.


South Carolina Equality

South Carolina Equality Coalition was established in 2002 as a statewide non-partisan coalition of local and state social, religious and political GLBT organizations and allies with a mission to secure civil and human rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Carolinians.

South Carolina Pride

The mission of South Carolina Pride Movement is to support the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community of South Carolina; to celebrate the richness and diversity of GLBT lives; to educate the general population on LGBT issues; and to advocate for equality and inclusion in all areas of life.

The Harriet Hancock LGBT Center

The Harriet Hancock LGBT Center is a safe and inclusive home that supports, educates, and empowers the LGBT community, our allies, and our neighbors.

For Children


ABC: A Family Alphabet Book

Bobbie Combs, illustrated by Desiree Keane and Brian Rappa, Two Lives Publishing, 2000

All Families Are Different

Sol Gordon, illustrated by Vivien Cohen, Prometheus Books, 2000

And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005

Beginnings: How Families Come to Be

Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Stacey Schuett, Albert Whitman & Company, 1994

Celebrating Families

Written and photographed by Rosmarie Hausherr, Scholastic Press, 1997

Daddy, Papa, and Me

Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Carol Thompson, Tricycle Press, 2009

Daddy's Roommate

Written and illustrated by Michael Willhoite, Alyson Publications, 1990

Everywhere Babies

Susan Meyers, illustrated by Marla Frazee, Harcourt, Inc., 2001

The Family Book

Written and illustrated by Todd Parr, Little, Brown and Company, 2003

Heather Has Two Mommies

Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Diana Souza, Alyson Publications, 1989, 2000

How My Family Came to Be: Daddy, Papa and Me

Andrew R. Aldrich, illustrated by Mike Motz, New Family Press, 2003

King & King

Written and illustrated by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland, Tricycle Press, 2000

King & King & Family

Written and illustrated by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland, Tricycle Press, 2004

Mommy, Mama, and Me

Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Carol Thompson, Tricycle Press, 2009

One Hundred Is a Family

Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Benrei Huang, Hyperion Books for Children, 1994

One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads

Johnny Valentine, illustrated by Melody Sarecky, Alyson Publications, 1994

My Two Uncles

Written and illustrated by Judith Vigna, Albert Whitman & Company, 1995

A Tale of Two Daddies

Vanita Oelschlager, illustrations by Kristin Blackwood and Mike Blanc, VanitaBooks, LLC, 2010

When Grown-ups Fall in Love

Barbara Lynn Edmonds, illustrated by Matthew Daniele, Hundredth Munchy Publications, 1997, 2000

Who's in a Family?

Robert Skutch, illustrated by Laura Nienhaus, Tricycle Press, 1995

For Youth


Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

GLSEN's mission is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

LGBTQ Student Resource Guide

Click here for this helpful guide from The Harriet Hancock Community Center and South Carolina Pride Movement

Youth Out Loud

Our mission is to give the LGBTQ Youth between the ages of 12-19 years of age a safe and confidential environment that allows the youth to be who they are and to help them make friends with other LGBTQ Youth in the surrounding Midlands area. We promote open discussion and encourage the youth to create open dialogue between them so they may share experiences and make ties of friendship with other LGBTQ Youth. Membership is free and we encourage you to bring your friends.

I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?

Books, Culture, Politics, GSA Info... and More!

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.