With so many people in Generation Z coming out as bisexual, lesbian, gay, trans, or asexual and more people are beginning to increase the acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community there are also people fighting against the movement for equality. To help the fight for equality there are many organizations that exist to help the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether it's helping people of the community in danger, spreading awareness, or fighting for the equal rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, anything can help spread acceptance.
Coming out is a big step in any ones journey it is very important that when you come out it is your decision and you're ready for it. You shouldn't feel pressured to come out earlier or later than you want. It can be helpful to plan ahead, who you want to tell, where you want to tell them, and how you want to tell them. You might also want to think about how they might react and if you aren't sure maybe try and bring the subject up, like ask their opinion on a celebrity that is part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Parent's Guide to Supporting Your Child
If your child comes out to you they have probably thought about it for a really long time and feel really vulnerable, so what you say and do can impact them more than usual. The best thing to do is to show your support to them, give them a hug, thank them for coming out to you, don't use religion to shame them, tell them you won't tell anyone if they don't want you to, tell them you love them, and help them in their journey whether they are transitioning, coming out to their friends, or embracing their sexuality.
How to help
Donating and/or helping organizations such as, Lambert House, Pride Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, or the Trevor Foundation. Donating Money, supplies, or volunteering your time can help these organizations meet their goals and continue helping the people around them.