Parenting apart | LGBTQ+ parents and children

Parenting apart resources for LGBTQ+ parents and children

Originally published on 7th October 2022 at 10:12 AM

Reading time: 2 mins

Our team of Divorce Specialists are experienced in working with all forms of diverse families in our co-parenting services and more widely in our divorce and separation services.

It’s important for any child to have their identity celebrated in every way. For LGBTQ+ children or children with LGBTQ+ parents, there is an ever-growing pool of resources ranging from TV Series to books, blogs and podcasts.

We have put together a short list of useful resources to get you started.

TV Series

HeartStopper

This uplifting romantic coming-of-age story gives perspective to modern-day teenagers in the rainbow community as they navigate their way through secondary school. A positive story that provides useful insight for all children and their parents. HeartStopper is based on a graphic novel by Alice Osman and is available to watch on Netflix.

The Fosters

Following a lesbian couple and their multi-racial, blended family, The Fosters is an excellent show for children to see that there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ family makeup. The Fosters is available to watch on Disney+.

Books

BookTrust has put together a shortlist of picture books for young children that show and celebrate diverse families. The full list can be found here.

Books for LGBTQ+ parents:

Podcasts

The Divorce Podcast

The Divorce Social

If Ovaries Could Talk

Others:

Websites

Gingerbread

Gingerbread is the UK’s largest single parents charity and has some fantastic resources on LGBTQ+ single parents which you can explore here.

FLLAG

FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. They are dedicated to supporting parents and families and their LGBTQ+ members.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBTQ+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service. They have a specific section on their website for LGBTQ+ young people which you can access here.

Mermaids

Mermaids UK supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families. They have some great videos and resources for transgender children and their parents.

Relate

Read about Jill and Melissa’s parenting story and reach out to relate if you need any additional support or counselling.

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Anthony Syder
Anthony Syder
Anthony is a dispute resolution practitioner with experience across multiple sectors including family, employment and commercial. His areas of interest include the voice of the child, diverse and inclusive families and human rights. Anthony previously sat on the board of the Family Mediators Association and is a Divorce Specialist and Partnerships Lead at amicable.

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