LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville wants to help parents better understand their children that identify with the LGBTQ community.

UofL has a new campaign lead by assistant professor Ryan Combs, PhD, and associate professor Maurice Gattis,  to help young people navigate their sexuality along with their parents.

They have launched the website embracethejourneylou as a support system. The website helps parents deal with children with mental health issues including depression, anxiety and even thoughts of suicide.

Parents are also provided a glossary of LGBTQ vocabulary in order to better communicate with them.

The campaign was developed with grant funding from both the Cooperative Consortium Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research and JustFundKY, and operates closely with Louisville Youth Group.