Welcome to the Family Acceptance Project


The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV — in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children.

Our team has put research into practice by developing an evidence-based family model of wellness, prevention and care to strengthen families and promote positive development and healthy futures for LGBTQ children and youth. We provide training and consultation on our family-based prevention and intervention approach across the United States and in other countries.

Download FAP’s Education Posters to Build Healthy Futures for LGBTQ/Two Spirit & Gender Diverse Children & Youth – in 10 Languages with a New Version for American Indian Communities!

New! First-of-Its-Kind Resource for LGBTQ Youth and Families Launches During Holiday Season