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.

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Support

Support

I’ve been reading stories on Facebook about kids who do not have family support. One was a young person who came out to their mother and was promptly taken to the pastor and then to a Christian counselor and then attempted suicide. The other was about an extended...
Giving Support makes a difference!

Giving Support makes a difference!

I asked this question in my private Facebook group for parents of LGBTQ kids: How has giving support and encouragement helped and supported you? Here are some of the responses I received, reprinted with permission. “I feel I speak out in support of our LGBT to the...
Are they stupid?

Are they stupid?

Are people stupid or innocently uninformed? I recently saw a video of some of the really dumb things people say to gay people. It was a reenactment but I’m sure the words and actions were accurate. For example, on finding out the two men she was talking to were not...
I’ll be there!

I’ll be there!

My friend Sara Cunningham posted this on Facebook: “PSA. If you need a mom to attend your same sex wedding because your biological mom won’t. Call me. I’m there. I’ll be your biggest fan. I’ll even bring the bubbles.” Her post went viral and...
Rescue

Rescue

I just got home from a wonderful vacation with my niece and her husband. The hotel they were staying at apparently fosters dogs that need a home in the hopes that someone will rescue them. They had the cutest dog there. Her name is Molly and she was 10 years old. Her...

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