Parenting apart resources for LGBTQ+ parents and children
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.
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.
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+.
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:
- Confessions Of the Other Mother: Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All!
- Journey To Same-Sex Parenthood
- Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children
The Divorce Podcast
- Episode #27: Lucy Fry - Listen to comedian Lucy Fry's co-parenting journey as a same-sex parent
- Episode #36: Children's mental health with Place2be - Explore children's mental health during and how you can support them during a divorce or separation
The Divorce Social
If Ovaries Could Talk
Gingerbread is the UK’s largest single parents charity and has some fantastic resources on LGBTQ+ single parents which you can explore here.
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 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.
Read about Jill and Melissa’s parenting story and reach out to relate if you need any additional support or counselling.
If you have any questions around separation, divorce or co-parenting, get in touch with us.