LGBT Resources

​​LGBT Resources

Disclaimer: The information below is selected for its value and relation to LGBT health and wellness and does not represent an endorsement or an official opinion or position of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Caring for LGBT Children and Youth

Caring for Children with LGBT Parents

LGBT Pediatricians and Trainees​​

Caring for LGBT​ Children and Youth

AAP Policy Statements

Policy Statement: Office-Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth   

Technical report: Office-Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth   

Policy Statement: Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents

Educational R​esources

Supporting and Caring For Transgender Children
A co-branded educational resource from the AAP, Human Rights Campaign, and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, this document reviews what medical and education experts know about transgender children, explores some myths about gender transition in childhood, and offers suggestions for adults with a transgender child in their life. ​

​Other R​​e​sources

A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children 
This SAMHSA resource guide, developed by the Family Acceptance Project, was written to help practitioners who work in a wide range of settings understand the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in contributing to the health and well-being of individuals who identify as LGBT. This includes professionals who work in primary care, behavioral health, school-based services, family service agencies, homeless and run-away programs, and foster care and juvenile justice settings.  

The Fenway Institute/National LGBT Health Education Center
Module 4: Caring for LGBT Youth
The Learning Modules on LGBT Health were created to help facilitate the teaching of LGBT health topics to health care professionals and students. You can download the modules from this website and use them in your courses, trainings, workshops, or for self-directed learning.

The Trevor Project provides intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.               

Gender Spectrum Raising children who don't fit neatly into male or female boxes brings a wealth of questions and uncertainties. Gender Spectrum provides Resourcesand Ways We Can Help for professionals and parents.                

Physicians for Reproductive Health: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth (March 2012) 
This module discusses the way that homophobia affects health outcomes for gay, lesbian, transgender, and questioning youth and how providers can develop comprehensive services to fulfill the needs of these special populations.

Physicians for Reproductive Health: Caring for Transgender Adolescents (March 2012) 
This module explores gender identity and the experience of transgender adolescents and serves as a tool for clinicians to provide primary care for transgender patients and understand their sexual and reproductive health needs.

Caring for Children of​​ LGBT Parents

AAP Resources

Policy Statement: Promoting the Well-Being of Children Whose Parents Are Gay or Lesbian   

Technical Report: Promoting the Well-Being of Children Whose Parents Are Gay or Lesbian    

Technical Report: Co-parent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents    

Other Resources

The Fenway Institute/National LGBT Health Education Center
Module 4: Caring for LGBT Youth, Module 5: Promoting the health of LGBT families 
The Learning Modules on LGBT Health were created to help facilitate the teaching of LGBT health topics to health care professionals and students. You can download the modules from this website and use them in your courses, trainings, workshops, or for self-directed learning.    

GLMA webinar: Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment for LGBT People and Families
Building on the first part of GLMA's cultural competence webinar series exploring the health concerns and healthcare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, Part 2 will focus on creating a welcoming and safe healthcare environment. LGBT people face many barriers in accessing healthcare including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT people do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, the more comfortable LGBT patients and clients will feel in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful and traumatic. In order to create a more welcoming environment, it is essential to look at each aspect from the front desk to the clinical level. Click here to read more about Part 2.

Professional Resources for LGBT Pediatricians

AAP Policy Statements

Enhancing the Pediatric Workforce Diversity and Providing Culturally Effective Pediatric Care: Implications for Practice, Education and Policy Making

Nondiscrimination in Pediatric Health Care

Other Resources

GLMA Recommendations for Enhancing the Climate for LGBT Students & Employees in Health Professional Schools   ​​