Resources

Learn more—find answers

On the phone and online information is available

PFLAG Los Angeles Helpline: 888.PFLAG 88 (888.735.2488)

You find out how to chat with a PFLAG Los Angeles Board member or explore information from LGBTQ affirming organizations using this page. Our Help Lines are a safe place to get assistance. They are staffed by long-time PFLAG members, most of them parents or family members of LGBTQ persons. If you are a family member, be sure they have felt many of the same emotions you are going through and had many of the same questions. If you are an LGBTQ person, know that they have a lot of experience in listening to and supporting people just like you.

Your call will be completely confidential. If you wish, you can be anonymous. Supply as many or as few details as you like. Our trained help line volunteers will listen to whatever is on your mind. They will support you, encourage you, provide you with information and understanding. And they will never judge you.

If picking up the phone seems like too big a challenge, you can also get support by contacting us by e-mail. Messages are checked daily, and one of our Help line volunteers will contact you soon. You can also sign up to receive our newsletter by e-mail.

Reliable resources for additional questions

RESOURCE LINKS

Los Angeles LGBTQ Youth Advocates Coalition
A Coalition of LGBTQ Youth Supportive Organizations in Los Angeles County. They provide on their site a youth Calendar, which includes all area PFLAG meetings and LGBTQ youth events from many different organizations. .

PFLAG San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander
A PFLAG chapter designed to serve the Asian Pacific Islander community in culturally sensitive ways. The chapter focuses on inter-generational and inter-faith dialog in safe spaces.

Human Rights Campaign
The largest LGBTQ civil rights organization provides information on all facets of LGBTQ life and works to secure equality for LGBTQ persons.

LifeWorks LA
A youth development program at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Offering one-on-one, peer and group mentoring opportunities including workshops & activities that are fun and educational for LGBTQ youth ages 12-24.

Los Angeles LGBT Center/Transgender Services
Offers healthcare, counseling, legal services, and support groups to transgender individuals.

National Center for Transgender Equality
Advocates on a national level for legal protections and an end to discrimination for transgender persons.

Straight Spouse Network
The Straight Spouse Network (SSN) is an international organization that provides confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses of LGBTQ persons. They also serve mixed orientation couples.

The Trevor Project
866-4-U-TREVOR (866.488.7386) a 24/7 suicide hotline for LGBT youth. On-line discussion groups, ask a question, safe social networking site for LGBT youth.

Trans Families
Transgender Helpline 216.691.HELP (4357). On-line discussion groups available

Transforming Family
A Los Angeles based family support group offering groups for Parents/caregivers, Adolescents/Young Adults 12-24, Tween 10-13, Siblings/Peers 13-24, and Playgroup 0-9.

Transgender Youth Clinic
A part of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, it offers a wide range of health services including hormone treatments to trans youth.

TransYouth Family Allies
Designed by and for families of gender variant children. Information, resources, on-line support group, newsletter, information to use with educators and therapists.