Families & Friends of Gays & Lesbians Support Group

This community is dedicated to parents, siblings, grandparents, other relatives and friends of someone who is either gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual orientation. The purpose of this community is to help families and friendships grow and maintain positive relationships with gay sons, daughters, family or friends.

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  • Jackson41

    I am new

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    Hello everyone my name is Jackson and I am a transgender male and just started on my shots 51/2 months ago on May 12th I have been needing some support and qeustions.
  • Charity6262

    Transgender husband

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    Hello everyone,I am here looking for advice, support, and encouragement. I married my wonderful husband 2 1/2 years ago, and I knew from the get go that he was bisexual (we had been friends 10 years before we got married). After the wedding (don't remember how long exactly) he brought up that he hated his body and the he felt trapped. I didn't know exactly what he meant until later when he...
  • Confusedfiancee

    Possibly Trans (MTF) fiancee

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    Hello, I really hope someone with experience in this sees this thread. My fiancee and I have been together for 8 years, have 2 kids, age 7 yrs and 1 month. I have known for many years that he was 'bisexual' he has had encounters with men for years (with my okay). And I we also have experimented in the bedroom. He says he enjoys our sex life and is attracted to me, and he loves me with all his...
  • ICouldUseYourHelp

    It's good to talk about it...

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    Hi, I am a high school student participating in the STS research competition, which focuses on social science. My research project focuses on people who've had or still have LGBTQ relatives, and I would really appreciate it if you all could be supportive and take my survey- it shouldn't take you more than a few minutes, it's anonymous, and it's free. This will really help spread awareness to...
  • deleted_user

    Hard to accept lesbian sister

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    I recently found out that one of my younger sisters is lesbian. I was disgusted by the news and haven't spoken to her about it. Just last week our youngest sister had a baby shower and I found myself doing everything I possibly could to avoid her. My mother and other siblings have told me that she wants to speak with me about it but I am just not ready to accept the reality of it.I mean she had...
  • Maggie_M

    I found out my sister/ brother is trans gender

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    To start of my name is Maggie and I am 13. Today (the day after saint.P day, the 17th) I found out my sister is trans gender. She is now going to become a boy. It is so hard for me to process this, like I know what begins transgender is but I've never experienced it befor. She (or he I think) doesn't evan know I know yet, my mom told me. Don't worry my mom had permission. But it fells like a...
  • ctlovr

    Transgender Son

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    HelloMy 27 son recently opened up to me that he is transgender. It came as a complete shock to his sisters and I. I will always love him and support him, but I have to admit I am finding this all very hard to accept. He is seeing a psychologist. Looking to find support/advice from others who have experienced this.Thanks
  • jenlovesjohn23

    Transgender

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    Hi everyone,My 18 year old son recently came out to me as transgender.  He shared with me about 6 months ago that he is bisexual, which I have no issues with.  I have many, many gay and lesbian friends and family.  I was not expecting the transgender conversation.  It was very hard for him to tell me...his chin was trembling and he said he was afraid I would kick him out of the house. ...
  • MomofLorna2017

    Daughter having gay online relationship

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    My 14 year old daughter is having an online only obsessive and all-consuming relationship with a 17 year old girl in another state. they met on tumblr. they have never met in person or even spoken. The relationship was shut down by the parents of the girl for awhile but now it is back on. My daughter says she isn't gay. Says the word "lesbian" is disgusting and screams at me if I ask if she...
  • lovegrows

    I support my transgender wife

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    I stumbled across this site and found a lot of people who are in need of advice, support, or pretty much just help with understanding how to help loved ones. Let me start off by saying this, my wife and I had known eachother for over a decade before we married. Did the on again off again thing until almost three years ago we were both just ready to be in a marriage. It was no secret to me that...
  • blueraincoat123

    Holiday trouble

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    Hello, I'm wondering if I could ask some advice of the other side, from those of you who are family members of lgbtq. I am gay. I have been with my girlfriend for about 2 years. She has met my family and my family loves her. I have yet to meet her family. She has been very afraid to introduce me because she says that her parents will not only give us trouble about her sexuality, but also...
  • JennaMitch316

    I need advice

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    My baby sister announced the day after my son was born that she was getting married. Normally this would be amazing news to my entire family but she's marrying a woman and everyone in my family is christian. She has been dating the girl for the past two year and when she first told me they where seeing each other she explained it in a way that made it sound like they where just friends that...
  • This letter is not only for my son - but for every person - struggling to navigate their personal safety against being who they are. Please read and share if you think it might be helpful.Love will Prevail.http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/06/an-open-letter-to-my-gay-son/
  • deleted_user

    Coping with my daughter's news

    My 21 yr old daughter informed us a couple of month's ago that she had a girlfriend. Looking back, there was never an indication that this might happen. (Of course I wasn't aware that one of her boyfriends was physically & emotionally abusing her.) It was a shock for me since we are especially close. How do the other parents cope with this? She's still the same person -- we still get along...
  • my stepdaughter just told me she believes she is a lesbian and I told her it will be fine but did not tell her I am bi and also one of her older friend had flirted with me should I tell her .