How will I ever tell my friends and family? Would you like a printer friendly version of this resource? How can I best support my child, now that I know about his or her sexual orientation? Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered orientation is not unnatural since these exist in nature. After you find out that your child is gay, you will likely have many questions and experience a variety of emotions. Because we have all been taught the untruth that something is wrong with LGBT orientation, this discomfort is understandable.
For many parents, this can be the most difficult issue to reconcile.
Responding To Children's Questions on LGBTQ Topics
However, until homophobia no longer exists in our society, your child may encounter some significant obstacles. More questions on religion are answered here. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered orientation is not unnatural since these exist in nature. For others it is not an issue at all. If you feel that displays of sexual orientation should be private, then this should apply to everyone, both straight and gay. But we have also found that confiding in trustworthy friends can help speed the process of acceptance and understanding, and many of us have found great support from family and friends. Also, we at PFLAG Pittsburgh can refer you to information specific to your own religion, including local gay-friendly congregations.
For many parents, this can be the most difficult issue to reconcile. How will I ever tell my friends and family? But this belief is our problem, not a problem for LGBT people. Why did my child wait so long to tell me? It does not require treatment and is not changeable.