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

Our LGBTQ kids are…

Our LGBTQ kids are…

Funny thing about an LGBTQ child – they are still kids with all the characteristics and foibles of all kids, whatever their age and whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity. They do great in school or they get by or they struggle, like all kids. Some play...
Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block

Every once in a while when it’s time to sit down and write my weekly blog, I get writers block. Today is one such day. I’m sitting her contemplating what to write about and nothing – I mean NOTHING – is coming into my mind. Sometimes I feel like I’ve just about used...
Can a parent make her son gay?

Can a parent make her son gay?

I just read a story about a mom who is repeatedly told to cut her son’s long hair. He’s just a baby! Someone even went so far as to tell her it would make make her son gay. Really??? I have two sons. They both had delicious longish curls as little boys. I hated...
2017 Gender Spectrum Conference

2017 Gender Spectrum Conference

This past weekend I attended my 4th Gender Spectrum Conference. I always learn something new and I was pleased to see how much I’ve learned in the past 3 conferences I attended. The first day was the Professional Symposium. Presenters and attendees alike are quite...
Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum

This weekend I will be attending my 4th Gender Spectrum Conference. I’m coming this year in a very different place than I was 4 years ago. I attended my first Gender Spectrum conference about as uninformed as one can be! I didn’t even know there was a spectrum when it...