PFLAG Booklets

You may find the following informational booklets, published by PFLAG, helpful as you travel the path of understanding yourself or your LGBTQ+ loved ones and friends. Whether you are an LGBTQ+ person, or if you are a family member, friend, or ally of LGBTQ people, we have booklets that may apply to your situation.  Click on the links below to read the booklets. You may read them onsite (in your browser window), or download them to your computer to view later).

Transgender Issues

Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers For Parents, Families, and Friends of People Who Are Transgender or Gender Expansive.  This booklet is full of information, first-person stories, and expert input geared to those who have a loved one who has come out as trans or gender expansive.

OTLO_PFLAG_Online.pdf

Guide to Being a Trans Ally. This guide will help you learn more about  what transgender means, develop competency around talking about the issue, become better informed about the challenges that many trans people face, and know specific ways that you can be a strong trans ally.

2014-guide to being a trans ally.pdf

For Parents, Family, and Friends of LGBTQ+ Individuals

Our Children: Questions and Answers for Families of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender-Expansive, and Queer Youth and Adults. One of our most popular publications, this is a “must read” for parents who are forming new and honest relationships with a loved one who has come out to them. This booklet answers several commonly-asked questions about having a gay child. It includes a list of related resources. 

OUR CHILDREN_PFLAGNational_FINAL.pdf

Faith in Our Families: Parents, Families and Friends Talk About Faith, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity. Discovering that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using personal experiences, this publication provides examples for reconciling your faith with the knowledge that a loved one is gay. This publication includes an updated list of gay and lesbian religious and spiritual groups to watch out for. 

FaithInOurFamilies.pdf

For LGBTQ+ Youth

Be Yourself: Questions and Answers for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Youth. A fresh new update to one of PFLAG’s most popular publications! Revised in 2014, this publication offers a supportive and understanding approach to today’s most common questions and concerns from youth regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. With youth coming out–and disclosing–at younger and younger ages, BE YOURSELF has never been more important. The publication also includes an up-to-date list of resources, including hotline numbers, other organizations, and more.

Be Yourself.pdf

For Allies

Guide to Being a Straight Ally. This is a guide for straight allies, by straight allies. It aims to invite, educate, and engage straight allies in the effort to create a world with equality for all. Interested?

2015-Ally Guide 3rd Edition.pdf

Guide to Being a Trans Ally. This guide will help you learn more about  what transgender means, develop competency around talking about the issue, become better informed about the challenges that many trans people face, and know specific ways that you can be a strong trans ally.

2014-guide to being a trans ally.pdf

Be Not Afraid: Help is on the Way – Straight for Equality in Faith Communities. No matter where your faith community falls on GLBT people and/or issues Straight for Equality is here to help. Learn how to address your own discomfort when it comes to GLBT issues in the context of your religious beliefs, how you can become a straight ally, and small but important steps you can take to express your support for the gay community.

Be Not Afraid.pdf

For Educators

Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools For All. Ready to be an advocate for safe schools for all kids? Start here, with this publication created to give you the tools and resources you need to make sure that all kids have access to education in a safe and supportive environment.

120524_PFLAG_Lo.pdf

Issues of Faith & Religion

Be Not Afraid: Help is on the Way – Straight for Equality in Faith Communities. No matter where your faith community falls on GLBT people and/or issues Straight for Equality is here to help. Learn how to address your own discomfort when it comes to GLBT issues in the context of your religious beliefs, how you can become a straight ally, and small but important steps you can take to express your support for the gay community.

Be Not Afraid.pdf

Faith in Our Families: Parents, Families and Friends Talk About Faith, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity. Discovering that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using personal experiences, this publication provides examples for reconciling your faith with the knowledge that a loved one is gay. This publication includes an updated list of gay and lesbian religious and spiritual groups to watch out for. 

FaithInOurFamilies.pdf

For Healthcare Professionals

Straight for Equality in Healthcare. Are you a healthcare professional who wants to find ways to be more inclusive in your practice? Are you a PFLAG member who wants to help educate healthcare providers in your community? Here’s where you can start. Download the guide here and visit Straight for Equality in Healthcare for more details.

S4E healthcare guide PDF final.pdf

Spanish Language Booklets

Se Tu Mismo. This is the Spanish translation of PFLAG’s publication, Be Yourself.

SeTuMismo.pdf

Nuestras Hijas e Hijos: Preguntas y Respuestas para los Padres de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transgénero de Jóvenes y Adultos. A culturally appropriate Spanish translation of  “Our Daughters and Sons,” this booklet is a valuable resource for Spanish-speaking families coming to terms with homosexuality and bisexuality. The booklet answers commonly asked questions about having a GLBT loved one, and includes Spanish language resources.

Nuestras_hijas.pdf