This page offers information on various support projects for families who either have LGBT children or are LGBT parents. These are Local, National and Global.
PARENTS ENQUIRY NORTHEAST (P.E.N.E)
P.E.N.E is a voluntary organisation offering support to parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered sons and daughters in North East England.
Confidential helplines are operated by parents.
P.E.N.E are not counsellors but have been through the experience of learning to understand and support their own gay children.
A support group is held every other month (details on request).
One to One meetings can be arranged if required.
A quarterly newsletter is produced.
P.E.N.E will send out free booklets
Calls are welcomed at any reasonable hour.
For further information Telephone 0191 4552868
THE LGBT FAMILY GROUP – NORTHUMBERLAND
The LGBT Family Group is a new group with events planned for future months. For Dads, Mums and Carers who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender and their children. Based at the Seaton Valley Children’s Centre -Western Avenue Seaton Delaval NE25 0EP. Family Fun Events to enjoy: Songs and stories, Arts and crafts, Indoor and outdoor play, Games and fun! Events open to families living in the Northumberland area with children under 12. Please contact Dorothy for details and dates. Transport may be available, please check at time of booking. For more information or to book a place please contact Dorothy.
Call: 0191 2375184 or 07951838328.
Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. They know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents. Their role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. They believe that happy children come from happy families and currently support families to improve the outcomes for over 1 million children each year.
Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and GaysThe parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will they reach their full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.
GAY FAMILY SUPPORT
Parents of gay children you’re not alone. If you are a parent that has just found out your son or daughter is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and are now feeling shocked, unsure, isolated or many of the other emotions that parents feel when they first discover thei childs sexual orientation or gender identity, (that is different to their own) then this site will be invaluable to you.
NEWCASTLE FAMILIES INFORMATION SERVICE
A guide to local organisations, childcare and events from the Families Information Service. Includes a comprehensive Newcastle Family Services Directory.
DFW ADOPTION SERVICE
For many people adoption may seem like a daunting process. DFW Adoption are a small not for profit adoption agency, based in Durham with a strong regional identity. We are here to support individuals or couples throughout the North East through every step of the journey to become an adoptive parent.
Adress: DFW Adoption, Durham Diocesan Family Welfare Council , Agriculture House, Stonebridge , Durham . DH1 3RY
Call: 0191 3863 719
Email: Website: www.dfw.org.uk
If you are looking for a network of friendly LGBT parents to enjoy play dates, share experiences, ask advice, and show your children that they are not alone then join this new network.
Whether you are gay, bisexual and/or transgender. Whether you have children or are thinking about it you are more than welcome. It is free, no ties!
Pink Families provides information & resources for LGBTI families & their supporters, & celebrates the many shapes families can be. Our aim is to assist families of all types to be healthy, proud & informed.
WE ARE FAMILY
We Are Family is the magazine for LGBT families, families-to-be & families with lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans members. It:
• celebrates alternative & inclusive families
• offers advice, signposting, guidance & support to LGBT families
• inspires young people & families through positive representation & role models
Specialised support groups in Newcastle for the Tyne Tees area running in partnership with Stand Alone, a national charity dedicated to helping people affected by estrangement.
There is a registration fee of £15 to pay, refundable to those in receipt of benefits. The monthly groups are in the centre of Newcastle, at Broadacre House on Market Street, with easy access by public transport.
They provide a safe, non-judgmental space to share thoughts, feelings and experiences with others in a similar position.
One group is for those living in estrangement from their whole family, parent(s) or siblings; the other for those who have disowned or become estranged from their child or children.
For more information:
Call: 0798 188 7027