About Susan Berland

Susan Berland is fiercely committed to guiding young people and their parents back to a loving, accepting relationship when the parents are struggling to accept their child as gay, bisexual or transgender. Susan guides parents and their kids to communicate effectively, trust one another and accept one another where and as they are.

Here are my most recent posts

My Love Letter to You

My Love Letter to You

On this Valentine’s Day, I couldn’t think of anyone better to write a love letter to than you, the moms and dads of LGBTQ kids. Every day, I’m inspired by your stories, your commitment, your love. You stand up for your kids. Of course you do – you’ve loved them since...
Decline in acceptance of LGBTQ peers

Decline in acceptance of LGBTQ peers

I just read this article which cites a poll conducted by the LGBT media-advocacy group GLAAD and conducted by The Harris Poll found that fewer non-LGBT adults reported being comfortable with their LGBT peers than in previous years. I find this rather frightening. Is...
Therapy for a transgender boy

Therapy for a transgender boy

I read this story about a 17 year old boy whose grandparents are seeking full custody and the ability to make medical decisions for him. They support him and want him to start on hormonal therapy. The boy’s parents say he is not  transgender and want Christian-based...
It’s Time To Outlaw Conversion Therapy

It’s Time To Outlaw Conversion Therapy

States are starting to ban conversion therapy, the harmful practice of attempting to convert someone who is gay to straight. It doesn’t work. And it is dangerous. I’m reminded of the day when it was “wrong” to be left handed. Left handed children were forced to learn...
Adoption

Adoption

There’s been a lot of uproar about “gay adoption” lately. Gay couples, they say, are not fit to be parents. Children should be raised by a mother and father. It is what’s best for a child. Studies show that children raised by same-sex parents do just as well as kids...