Parents & Families
Parents and Family Members of LGBTQ+ Individuals
We want the parents and family members of our LGBTQ+ and allies community to know that the LGBT Resource Center is working to make Cornell one of the best campuses for LGBTQQIA students in the country.
As parents, guardians or family members of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or ally student you may have questions and concerns about how your student will experience Cornell. All students are welcome to visit the LGBT Resource Center to learn more about our resource and program offerings.
You may also need support as your LGBTQA+ student goes off to college. You are welcome to contact the LGBT Resource Center if you have specific questions. Another great resource is Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Their website has wonderful resources and you can also locate a chapter near you. For further resources regarding issues of gender and/or sexuality, please check out our Resources section.
If you would like to stay current with new and events happening within the Cornell LGBTQ+ community, please check out our upcoming events on our home page.
Below are a few other resources that may be helpful as a parent, family member, and/or friend of LGBTQ+ individuals.
- HRC guide for coming out to your family and friends
- Tips for those who are friends or family members of LGBTQ people!
- HRC Coming Out as a Supporter of LGBT people
Resources for LGBTQ+ Parents
If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a parent, we also want to provide you with resources as you navigate Cornell and our community. Below are some resources that you might find helpful as a LGBTQ+ parent in our community.
- PFLAG (Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays)
- COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere)
- Straight Spouse Network (for husbands and wives of LGBT people)
- Families Like Mine