Parent/Family Resources – LGBTQ+ Support

NYS PTA Appoints LGBTQ+ Consultant

In increased support for our LGBTQ+ students, families and educators, NYS PTA has appointed a NEW Governance Team position – LGBTQ+ Consultant.  This leader will work with our LGBTQ+ Caucus and our Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Standing Committee to increase support, education, and advocacy on LGBTQ+ issues, initiatives and programs.

PTA Resources

Every Child In Focus Leadership Series: LGBTQ

Every Child in Focus: LGBTQ Month Resources 

NYS PTA Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Resources

NYS PTA Position Paper (2017): Affirming LGBTQ Youth and Families 

Relevant State Education and Other Resources

LGBTQ Caucus Launches at the 2017 NYS PTA Annual Convention!

At the 2017 Annual Convention, NYS PTA Launched a new LGBTQ Caucus!

Co-President of the Long Island Gay PTA, Ashley Sarrantonio and Buffalo-area teacher Nicholas Azzarella joined NYS PTA Legislation Coordinator Susanne Smoller discussing ways NYS PTA, and all families can further support LGBTQ youth and families.

The NYS PTA LGBTQ+ Caucus continues to work on critical issues facing students, families and educators.

Community Resources

The Trevor Project

Albany Damian Center

The NYS LGBT Heath and Human Services Network


PFLAG: Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with GLBT People

LGBT National Help Center

GSA Network

Advocates for Youth

The Pride Institute

The Family Acceptance Project

TransYouth Family Allies

The Equity Project

Guide to Completing the FAFSA for LGBT Families

Legislation/Government Information

New York State

NY State Office of Governor

NY State Senate

NY State Assembly

NY State Association of Counties

NY State Department of Education

NY State Board of Regents

NY State Office of the Comptroller

Federal Legislation Information

U.S. Government Printing Office

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

The White House

U.S. Department of Education