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

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. It’s a time for families to gather together and if they aren’t too busy watching football and eating turkey, reflect on all they have to be thankful for. For many families with LGBTQ children, it can be a time of...
Pronouns-why is it so hard?

Pronouns-why is it so hard?

I have a transgender nephew. When he transitioned from female to male, I had no problem referring to him as he and him. He lives on the other side of the country from me. The first time I saw him in person after his transition was about a year after the last time. I...
Halloween with an LGBTQ child

Halloween with an LGBTQ child

It’s been many years since my kids were young enough to go trick or treating and I don’t think they dress up in costumes at their advance age. LOL As I look at the pictures so many post to social media of their kids and watch the kids in my neighborhood, I think about...
We Are The Change

We Are The Change

This past weekend I attended PFLAG’s bi-annual convention in Portland, OR. I love the theme, We Are The Change. As parents and allies, it says to me that we do more than support and even more than advocate for our LGBTQ loved ones. We are responsible for making the...