Parents and Families

Save the date: Virtual panel “So your kid came out as LGBTQ+…What now?” November 30th, 2023, from 5:30-7pm.

Come listen to a panel of parents, students, and professionals discuss their experiences surrounding topics of coming out.


  • Emmett Drugan, MEd, LPC, CDCA, NCC, Navigate Counseling, KSU Alumni 2020
  • Sandy Varndell, LSW, Founder and President, OutSupport, Inc, KSU Alumni 1984.

Registration is required and will be open soon. Please contact for more information.

Organizations/Websites to Explore

Open and Affirming Religious Organizations

Good Reads

  • "This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life" By Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin Russo
  • "Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About Their Experiences" By Carolyn Griffin, Marian & Arthur Wirth
  • "Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Kids" By Anne Dohrenwend
  • "Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents" By Irwin Krieger
  • "Mom, I’m Gay: Loving Your LGBTQ Child  Without Sacrificing Your Faith" By Susan Cottrell
  • PFLAG NYC Suggested Reading List