Lesbian and Transgendered women can experience family estrangement for their sexual orientation, gender identity, and the ways they express these parts of their identity via partner choice, lifestyle, etc. This painful betrayal by one’s biological families, the people who are supposed to offer us unconditional love, can be devastating. There are many websites that offer support and one of them is:

Books that may be helpful:

  • Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences by Sarah Schulman
  • Mom, Dad. I’m Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out by Ritch C. Savin-Williams.
  • GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Heugel.


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