What if My Child is Gay?
The WHAT IF MY CHILD IS GAY section was created to address initial questions surrounding the belief that your child might be gay and to help you understand your feelings. We use the word “gay” to simplify the conversation but we are speaking about all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. Many young persons use the term “queer” as a generic way of saying they are part of the LGBTQ+ community.
In this course you will explore the following topics:
- Parents and Their Feelings: You are not alone.
- Parental Role: How to talk to your child.
- Diversity Is Normal: Sexuality is a spectrum.
Parents And Their Feelings
If you have a gay child, know that you are not alone. In the United States there are approximately nine million gay people. Three out of every one hundred people are gay. Eighteen million parents have a gay child. So, what happens when a child comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?