LGBTQ Families Are Beautiful & Resilient

What do LGBTQ families look like?

  • People who choose to parent individually
  • People who choose to parent with one or more other people, sometimes referred to as ‘intentional LGBTQ parents’
  • People who had children from a previous relationship before identifying to others — or even recognizing their own identities — as LGBTQ

COVID-19’s effect on LGBTQ families

  • 64% percent of LGBQ people and their families experienced a job loss or disruption, compared to just under half (45%) of non-LGBTQ households.
  • 52% of LGBTQ households with children were having trouble keeping their children’s education going compared to 38% of non-LGBTQ households with children.
  • 29% of LGBTQ households had serious problems with internet connection for work or schoolwork at home, compared with 17% of non-LGBTQ households.

Unique economic challenges LGBTQ families

Take Action

  • Post, tweet, or share on any social media channel in celebration and support of LGBTQ families on June 1st, and include the hashtag #LGBTQFamiliesDay.
  • Follow the hashtag #LGBTQFamiliesDay throughout the day and share the stories, images, and thoughts from other participants.
  • Visit to learn more.



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