The Family Network is for parents or guardians that have LGBT+ Kids

Reading LGBT+ Parents Group

What is The Family Network?

This group is an informal meeting for other parents of LGBT children/young people, who are looking for the opportunity to meet other parents and share feelings, thoughts and experiences, while also getting support, information and advice.

We welcome all questions you may have and no subject is taboo. This is a friendly place to discuss your child, without discrimination or judgement. We believe if you are reaching out to us, then you are open to understanding.

We also accept people from the wider family such as Grandparents. We would love it if you are comfortable in your child being LGBT+ and would like to be in on the conversation to help others. Email us if you would like to know if this is the group for you.

Where do The Family Network meet-ups take place?

The Family Network meetings take place in a safe and secure location at our wellbeing centre, located at 15 Castle Street in Reading.

I wish to keep my identity a secret, is that a problem?

Your privacy is of utmost importance. Our support group is based on mutual understanding and respect. We never disclose the details of attendees of our groups, or post any online content without explicit prior permission.

Are there any facilities provided?

Free tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the meeting.

Are there any rules?

We wish all visitors to feel comfortable in themselves, we would expect our visitors to respect the views of other people within the group at all times.

Who do I contact?

If you have any questions about The Family Network or any of our groups, you can reach the leader directly by emailing us.

Are there any charges?

Our support groups are completely free. If you wish to donate to the running cost of the event, you're welcome to make a small donation at one of the donation pots available across the centre.

How can I keep up to date with The Family Network?

You can Like The LGBT+ Family Network on Facebook to keep up to date with our latest news and events. The page is closed as we feel that it's no-one else's business and you will need to ask to be added. Everyone inside the group will see you but not outside of the group.

Event Details
When? Every 1st Monday of the month
What Time? From 7pm until 9pm
Where? 15 Castle Street, Reading, RG1 7SB.

Did you know? A £10 donation, doubled-up by our partner The Good Exchange, is enough for us to deliver 1 counselling session.