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

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...
Embracing Change

Embracing Change

Embracing change has never been one of my strong points. Can’t everything just stay the same? Well, not really. Change is a part of life. I wouldn’t go back to where I was in my 20 years ago, 30 years ago or more. I wouldn’t want to be 25 again. Why? Because the...
Adjusting to a New Normal

Adjusting to a New Normal

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that my husband and I moved across the country on December 31st. We were both raised in California and thought we’d live there the rest of our lives. Then one son moved to Florida and the other to North Carolina. So here I am,...
Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year! Happy 2018 (a bit early)! I can’t believe the new year is right around the corner! I hope you’re having a great holiday season, so far. I’m well aware that the holidays are a struggle for too many LGBTQ kids and parents of LGBTQ kids. Some kids are...
Best Christmas Gifts for LGBT Teens

Best Christmas Gifts for LGBT Teens

The holidays provide us the perfect opportunity to show our LGBT teens that we support and love them. We know this is important year round, but far too often the most joyous time of year can trigger feelings of depression and isolation in people. During this season,...