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 has been picked up by the...

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...

Parenting an LGBTQ child

Parenting an LGBTQ child

Is parenting an LGBTQ child any different than parenting a straight, cisgender child? Yes and no, in my opinion. LGBTQ children are children with all the same joys and challenges of growing up in today’s society. They go to school, some face learning disabilities,...

Why does it matter if parents come out?

Why does it matter if parents come out?

I’m pretty active on social media and post questions and articles on sites that are primarily for the LGBTQ community. Most people are pretty supportive of allies, especially parents who love and support their LGBTQ kids. But there are always a few who don’t get it....

Happy Pride!

Happy Pride!

I have a Facebook group for parents of LGBTQ kids. This was posted in the group this week and I just had to share it. Not all parents feel this way when they find out their child is LGBTQ. For those of you who do not have supportive parents, know that there are those...

Loving Pride

Loving Pride

I’m loving pride this month. June is typically Pride month and even though we do not have our Pride Parade until August, it’s pride all over the country. Everywhere I look on social media, I’m seeing pictures of pride. The feelings are palpable, even through...

Supporting our LGBTQ kids

Supporting our LGBTQ kids

I asked this question in several Facebook groups this week. Some are for parents and some are for the LGBTQ community. Supporting our LGBTQ kids should be easy. The answers were almost universally about love and acceptance, about how LGBTQ kids are kids, human beings,...

A checklist for parents of a LGBTQ teen

A checklist for parents of a LGBTQ teen

10 things you can do when your son or daughter comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

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