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Supporting Kinship/Grandfamilies with LGBTQ+ Youth 

July 25, 2024 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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Grandfamily and kin caregivers are people who help when a child’s parents are unable to care for them, taking on the responsibility of raising their grandchildren or the children of a relative or friend and making themselves and their home into a soft spot for the children. When a young person comes out as LGBTQ+, their kin/grandfamily caregiver may be the last to know because an LGBTQ+ young person might be fearful of losing that close relationship and unconditional love. SAGE and PFLAG National will share strategies from their Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Grandchild toolkit that will guide you on how to help kinship/grandfamilies provide the support that LGBTQ+ youth need.  


  • Sherrill Wayland, Senior Director of Special Initiatives and Partnerships, SAGE 
  • Liz Owen, Director of Communications, PFLAG National

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