‘mom, i have something to tell you… i’m gay.’
‘dad… i think i’m in the wrong body – i think that i’m really a boy.’
one of the most difficult and life changing statements a parent can hear is that of their child coming out to them. when your daughter tells you she’s a lesbian or your three year old son insists that God made a mistake and he is really a girl, what do you do?
like a bomb being dropped, this revelation has the potential to tear families apart. parents often feel scared, angry, confused, anxious, hopeless and very alone. their hopes and dreams for their children are shaken and replaced with fears of discrimination, AIDS and stigma.
what do you do? to whom do you turn?