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

What if your son were gay?

What if your son were gay?

What if your son were gay? Imagine asking yourself that question when he was first born or just a toddler. I asked myself that question when my son was three years old. I remember telling his father, “I don’t care if he marries someone of another religion or race, but...
What Chanukah Means to Me

What Chanukah Means to Me

We are in the middle of the 8 days of Chanukah. Tonight, we light the 4th candle. Chanukah is really a minor holiday in the Jewish religion. It commemorates the miracle of the oil. When the Maccabees rededicated the Temple, they only had enough oil for one day. One of...
Holidays

Holidays

With Thanksgiving just past and holidays approaching, I think a lot about LGBTQ people who don’t have family to spend the holidays with. It breaks my heart. I can’t imagine the sadness at a young person’s first holiday without their parents, siblings and extended...
Thankful

Thankful

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. This has been a year of changes for me and I am so thankful. I’m thankful to live in a state filled with natural beauty. I’m thankful to live only ½ mile from my older son and to see him as often as I do. For the 29...
When their child first came out

When their child first came out

I recently asked the parents in my secret Facebook group what their first thoughts were when their child first came out. Nothing they said surprised me. It always amazes me how similar our stories are. So many of us were surprised, having no idea that our child was...

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