Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning

You’ve heard the words “gay,” or “lesbian” and you’ve also no doubt heard discussion about LGTBQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Questioning) individuals in the media as well as by people all around you. Now suddenly your own child has come out to you and you find you’re confronting a whole range of emotions.

It’s most important first and foremost to recognize that there has never been a more important time for you to be there for your child. You may already recognize this, but that doesn’t keep you from asking how you’re going to manage the challenges you see ahead yet still face your own conflicting feelings? The first thing you need to know is that you’re not alone!

This section is intended to help raise some important issues for your consideration as well as provide resources where you can find help and support. We have also included in this section the voices of older LGBTQ youth from the organization PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} who share their experiences and advice for parents.

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