This section is filled with resources: books, articles, blogs, podcasts, videos, and academic research. (For our proprietary content, refer to the Our Voices section of this site.)
Resources for Straight Partners
Resources for Straight Partners focuses on information and stories that speak to the Straight Partner experience of having an LGB Partner. There are several books written from the Straight Partner perspective, as well as resources to help Straight Partners move through shock, grief, trauma and loss, and toward a fulfilling new life.
Resources for Partners of Trans People
Resources for Partners of Trans People addresses the unique needs of having a partner who is Transgender. Partners of Trans People encounter complex relationship dynamics when a partner transitions gender, and they need support in navigating this challenging psychological terrain.
Resources for LGBT+ Partners
Resources for LGBT+ Partners includes information and stories that speak to the LGBT+ Partner’s experience, as well as articles and information to help the LGBT+ Partner understand how their coming out may impact their Straight Partners of Partners of Trans People and their families. Our goal with these resources is to build mutual empathy between partners for the good of all family members.
Resources for Professionals
Resources for Professionals includes information that therapists, counselors, and mental health professionals, as well as pastors or other religious leaders, may find useful in understanding their clients who are Straight Partners of Partners of Trans People. For Straight Partners and Partners of Trans People, discovering your partner in a heterosexual relationship is LGBT+ is a life-altering experience. It is important that professionals are able to understand the complex dynamics in Mixed Orientation Relationships, and be able to validate the Straight Partners or Partners of Trans People’s experience of disclosure of discovery.
The Research section includes known academic research on the experiences of Straight Partners or Partners of Trans People, the research into the impacts of disclosure on children and families, and research on related to LGBT+ topics that have impact on the Straight Partners or Partners of Trans People
Alternate Path is a group for women who have discovered that their husbands or partners are bisexual or gay. If you are seeking support and encouragement in finding alternative options to separating from or divorcing your Bi/Gay husband or partner, we welcome your application. We provide a safe forum for sharing positive discussions and information that will help women cope with discovering they are in a mixed orientation relationship. We share our stories, our perspectives, and experiences. We want you to know that you are not alone.
Bi.org continues its mission to connect bi people around the world and provide accurate, accessible, scientifically-sound information about (bi)sexuality. Whether you are here learn about (bi)sexuality to better understand yourself, better understand a loved one, or simply to learn, we hope you will find this site a valuable resource.
AVEN hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.
COLAGE unites people with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and/or asexual parent into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.
The mission of Families Like Mine is to decrease isolation for people who have parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT+), and bring voice to their experiences.
Family Equality’s mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBT+ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.
A peer support group for gay, bisexual or questioning men who are or were married, or otherwise involved with a woman.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT+ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.
HOW is an international on-line support group for gay and bisexual men who are married to women and are out to (or working toward coming out to) our wives. Our mission is to support each other as we try to find our individual paths to happiness. HOW members help each other as we redefine our relationships with our spouses, family members, friends, colleagues, even as we may be learning to understand our own real selves.
PFLAG’s mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.
SPA is OurPath’s UK & Ireland-based affiliate organization. Their purpose is to bring together straight people who discover that their partner is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; providing help in coping with this discovery and support for the decision about what to do next.
Launched in 2018, Testing.com is the number one source for at-home testing and lab testing information and resources. Knowing your STI status is an important part of having an informed sex life. Testing.org’s mission is to provide you with STI testing resources and connect you with affordable and private testing options.
TransFamilies is a transgender support group in the Cleveland, Ohio area. We hold regular support group meetings in Cleveland that are open to everyone. This in inclusive of all transgender subcategories, e.g. FTM, MTF, crossdresser, genderqueer, questioning one’s gender, etc.. Family members, friends, parents and spouses are welcome at the meetings. Please see regular meetings for the meeting schedule.
A trans widow is a woman whose male partner believes that they have a gender identity other than “man” or who cross dresses. Women in this situation report feeling like their male partner has died. This site exists to share the experiences of trans widows.
Women Partners of Bisexual Men Service is a state-wide service that provides individual and group counselling to women partners of men who may be having sexual experiences or feeling attracted to other men.