PFLAG Publications

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! Newly updated in 2011, our top publications are ready for download and for ordering.

Learning more about the issues is just a click away. You can view and download free PDF versions of PFLAG’s signature publications and our new Straight for Equality resources below. (Please note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. Download it for free here.)

PFLAG Publications:

Our Daughters and Sons: Questions and Answers for Parents of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People. One of our most popular publications, this is a “must read” for parents who are forming new and honest relationships with a loved one who has come out to them. This booklet answers several commonly-asked questions about having a gay child. It includes a list of related resources.

Download a one-page summary of Our Daughters & Sons.

Be Yourself: Questions and Answers for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. Today’s youth face more social pressures than ever, especially since young people are coming out at increasingly younger ages. This publication offers a supportive approach to common questions asked by teens who may be questioning their sexual orientation. It also provides hotline numbers for teens and a list of resources.

Download a one-page summary of Be Yourself. 

Faith in Our Families: Parents, Families and Friends Talk About Religion and Homosexuality. Discovering that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using personal experiences, this publication provides examples for reconciling your faith with the knowledge that a loved one is gay. includes an updated list of gay and lesbian religious and spiritual groups to watch out for.

Download a one-page summary of Faith in Our Families.





 Welcoming Our Trans Family and FriendsWelcoming Our Trans Family and Friends is a resource for parents and friends of transgender and gender non-conforming adults and youth. This guide will help answer some of your questions and concerns. This publication provides information, resources and strategies on creating a safe space for transgender and gender non-conforming family and friends, as well as addressing your own feelings.

Se Tu Mismo. This is the Spanish translation of PFLAG’s publication, Be Yourself. The book is a great resource for Spanish-speaking youth and families.



PFLAG Faith Field Guide (exclusively available online, in PDF format). Download the new PFLAG Faith Field Guide: Chapter Structure, Program and Activity Ideas for Outreach to Faith Communities

Nuestras hijas y nuestros hijos: Preguntas y respuestas para padres de gays, lesbianas y bisexuales.  A culturally appropriate Spanish translation of  “Our Daughters and Sons,” this booklet is a valuable resource for Spanish-speaking families coming to terms with homosexuality and bisexuality. The booklet answers commonly asked questions about having a GLBT loved one, and includes Spanish language resources.




Opening the Straight Spouses’ Closet. Finding out a spouse is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can be difficult. Questions about sexual orientation, fidelity, self-esteem and fear often go unanswered. This recently updated and expanded publication provides insight into issues facing spouses, including coping stages, identity crises, concerns about children and support avenues.