About AFCI

Association for Family and Community Integrity (AFCI)

The Association for Family and Community Integrity Inc(AFCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The goals and mission of AFCI Houston are to reduce rejection among LGBTQ+ youth by educating families and communities.


Mission and Vision

Vision:  A world where LGBTQ+ persons are accepted, loved, and nurtured by their families in a safe and supportive home.

Mission:  Ending rejection of LGBTQ+ youth by advocating for them and educating their families, counselors, and educators.

AFCI Education Center, understandinggay.org  is a free education program sponsored by the Association for Family and Community Integrity (AFCI). This site provides guided lessons aimed at helping family members and support networks better understand their gay youths. We use the word “Gay” when we are speaking about all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) individuals and groups. This website is intended to help prevent gay youth rejection and homelessness through education.

Parents and family support systems educated about gay children may be the key to the continued development of a happy and healthy family.  Siblings and close friends are often an invaluable aid to the person coming out.

This website and the educational courses offered by the Association for Family and Community Integrity (AFCI) strive to give you meaningful and accurate information. We encourage you to access these online topics and resources to further your understanding.