Resources

Emerald Coast Resources for our LGBTQ+ Community

Local Services and Medical providers


PFLAG Niceville Monthly Meeting

Come join our PFLAG Niceville Support Group Meeting every second Sunday of each month at 6pm!

These meetings are free and open to the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Also, the group gathers at a local restaurant after the meeting to socialize.

Meeting Location:

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast
1295 N. Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso, FL 32580
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Please note PFLAG Niceville is not affiliated with any religious organizations but utilizes spaces they generously offer.


Affirming Medical Providers

PFLAG Niceville maintains a list of various providers, including dentists, family care, ENT, hormone therapy and more.

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Emergency Housing Information

  • OASIS Florida (Fort Walton Beach & Pensacola)
    Supporting HIV positive people

  • Shelter House (Fort Walton Beach, FL)
    Supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • One Hopeful Place (Fort Walton Beach, FL)
    The mission of One Hopeful Place is to be the front door into permanent housing and to end the cycle of homelessness of those experiencing housing loss in Okaloosa County.


Guide for Creating a School Safe Space

View a slide show to learn about creating a safe space in your school from this Niceville High School example.

View the slide show


LGBTQ-friendly businesses


Please see PFLAG Niceville's dedicated page for LGBTQ-friendly businesses.


Trans Resources

LGBTQ+ Books


Crestview Public Library Public Library

Titles include: Too Bright to See, The Educator's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion, The Pride Guide, Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child, Real Queer America, The ABCs of LGBT, You Should See Me In a Crown, My Shadow is Pink, Call Me By Your Name, and Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety.

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Defuniak Springs Public Library

Titles include: Too Bright to See, The Educator's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion, The Pride Guide, Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child, Real Queer America, The ABCs of LGBT, You Should See Me In a Crown, My Shadow is Pink, Call Me By Your Name, and Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety

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Fort Walton Beach Public Library

Titles include: Autoboyography, A Queer History of the United States, Witchmark, Call Me By Your Name, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Queer There and Everywhere, This Book is Gay, Pet, Once & Future, Queer: A Graphic History, Out Now, The Stonewall Reader, All Out, and The Tea Dragon Society.

Visit library website


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast (Valparaiso)

Early Reader/Picture/Storytime Books

Titles include: And Tango Makes Three, My Princess Boy, Not Your Typical Dragon, Stella Brings the Family, Introducing Teddy, Jacob’s New Dress, Sparkle Boy, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, Red: A Crayon’s Story, What Should Danny Do?, Rumplepimple, Annie’s Plaid Shirt, Julian Is a Mermaid.

Visit UUFEC’s website



Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative (Audio and eBooks)

Visit readokaloosa.org where you can search for these titles in their digital catalog. A free account is required.

  • Alexander, Kate. Generation Brave: The Gen Z Kids Who Are Changing the World. ebook.

  • Archambeau, Kathleen. Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons, and Everyday heroes. ebook.

  • Belge, Kathy. Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens. ebook.

  • Bronski, Michael et al. A Queer History of the United States for Young People. ebook.

  • Eriksen, Jelaina. Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting your LGBTQ Child. ebook.

  • Funk, Mason, et al. The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes who Changed the World. ebook and audiobook.

  • Harrison, Brian F., et al. Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights. audiobook.

  • Isay, David. StoryCorps–Outloud. audiobook.

  • Jennings, Kevin. One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBTQ Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better … and What Hasn’t. ebook.

  • Langford, Jo. The Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth. ebook.

  • Mardell, Ashley. The ABCs of LGBT+. audiobook.

  • Owens-Reid, Dannielle, et al. This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life. ebook.

  • Pohlen, Jerome. Gay and Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities. ebook.

  • Shelton, Michael, et al. Family Pride: What LGBTQ Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in their Neighborhoods. ebook.

  • Stevenson, Robin. Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle. ebook.


Charis Books and More

The South's oldest independent feminist bookstore, celebrating radical and independent voices in the heart of the South since 1974! This bookstore also offers virtual LGBTQ+ friendly events online.

Visit website and view events


affirming churches


"Affirming" is the classification meaning that everyone is not only welcomed and affirmed but also able to participate in every ritual of the religion, regardless of sex, gender, or sexuality. The following churches meet this criteria in our region.


Okaloosa County


Teens

  • Q Chat - Offers teens a safe place to chat with peers and experienced LGBT+ facilitators. This chat is not local to the Emerald Coast but will include teens like you from all over the country!

  • PFLAG Niceville Teen Program - Coming soon.

Additional Resources and Tools