Resources for Parents and Caregivers of LGBTQ Children

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Mental Health Support

Bright Spaces, Welcome Places

Parents, caregivers, and family members deserve support during their journey. Find a mental health provider that understands LGBTQ+ identities and experiences through Bright Spaces, Welcome Places.

Bright Spaces, Welcome Places

The Mountain Center NM - Gender and Sexualities Alliance Network

  • Case Navigation and therapy services 

For more info:

Visit or contact 505-795-2294, 505-336-0191

  • LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Squad for ages 13 to 18

This group provides participants with community and peer support, navigation to services, and education on LGBTQ+ history and culture. 

This group meets twice per month:

1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month Online.

  • NM GSA Network Youth Council 

The Youth Council is responsible for guiding and making decisions about the NM GSA Network. Youth Council members will represent the needs of GSAs and youth from their region, set goals, and establish priorities for the entire NM GSA Network.

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Transgender Resource Center NM - Parents and Caregivers Peer-Support Group (Hybrid)

A discussion-based, confidential peer-support group for parents, caregivers, or guardians of transgender, nonbinary, and gender-creative individuals of any age.

This group meets twice per month:

  • 2nd Thursdays on Zoom, from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
  • 4th Thursdays in-person, from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
  •  TRGC Parent Welcome Packet – Coming soon!!
  • Case Management and Referrals 

TGRC staff members provide informal case management services for youth and adults. Legal professional assistance also available to help with name and gender marker changes, and other legal issues.

Transgender Resource Center NM

IMI Guide

Virtual guides built for and with LGBTQ+ teens to help them explore identity and mental health supports. Explore the guides around topics of stress, gender, stigma, and queerness.


Resources to Learn More


SQUINCH stands for Sharing Queer Understanding, Inclusion, Nonviolent Communication, and Health.

Digital curriculum designed to help facilitate discussions around healthy relationship skills and queer and trans identities.



ICYC stands for In Case You’re Curious.

ICYC is a confidential sexual health info text-line run by trained educators at Planned Parenthood. 

Message and data rates may apply


A website with videos, advice, and resources dedicated to helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children. 

-Kristin Russo “This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question and Answer Guide to Everyday Life” (Book)

-Breath, Learn, Act: An e-Care Package for Parents and Loved Ones of Trans Youth

Faith-Based Resources

Find affirming faith communities, resources, religious and spiritual leaders, and places of worship for LGBTQ+ youth and families.

Faith-Based Resources

GLSEN Pronoun Guide

A guide created to help individuals engage in learning, educating, and advocating for the inclusive use of pronouns for all. 


The Pronoun Zine

The Pronoun Zine is a simple, easy-to-read, 8-page booklet, by Stacy Fatemi, as seen on SQUINCH, that provides readers with all of the tools they need to understand and respect people’s pronouns.

The Pronoun Zine

PFLAG Albuquerque

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons as well as their family and friends. 

Contact:, 505 873 7373


I Am Me: Understanding the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, and Identity

A 45-minute educational video exploring the challenges LGBTQ+ young people face, and how adults can be supportive allies.

Transgender Social Media Influencers

Other Support Groups

Transgender Resource Center NM - Youth Group for ages 13 to 25 (Hybrid)

An activity and discussion-based group for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse young people to build community. 

This group meets three times per month:

  • 1st Sundays in-person at a park from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • 3rd Sundays in-person indoors from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • 4th Sunday on Discord* via Voice Chat channel from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Transgender Resource Center NM

Transgender Resource Center NM - Playgroup and Family Support group (Hybrid)

An activity-based, confidential peer support group for Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender-creative children 12 & under and their guardians or parents. 

This group meets twice per month:

  • 2nd Saturdays, in-person from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • 4th Saturdays, on Zoom from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Transgender Resource Center NM

Dar A Luz Birth & Health Center - Queer and Trans Family Group (In-person)

A group for families with young children and those just starting the journey. Enjoy community, conversations about queer familyhood, and yummy snacks. 

This group meets on the 4th Sunday of every month from 10 am to 12 pm. 

Contact with any questions. 

Dara Luz Birth Center