From an Orthodox Rabbi

From an Orthodox Rabbi

I know a lot of moms of LGBTQ kids who have been badly burned by their Evangelical or Conservative Churches in relation to their child. While I was not raised as an Orthodox Jew, I am Jewish and I know the part of the bible often quoted to condemn homosexuality. Most...
To advocate or not to advocate

To advocate or not to advocate

This can be tricky for a parent of an LGBTQ child, especially one who is not completely out to their schools, peers and/or families. As a parent, when you have a child who is totally out and you are totally out as a parent of an LGBTQ child, deciding when to advocate...
The Importance of Love

The Importance of Love

One cannot overstate the importance of love when you are the parent of an LGBTQ child. No matter what your initial reaction when your child first comes out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, connecting to the love you have in your heart for your child will make...
Dating Guidelines for LGBTQ Teens

Dating Guidelines for LGBTQ Teens

Let me start off by saying I’m not an expert on this topic. What I write is my opinion. I am the mother of a gay son. By the time he came out to me, he was no longer living at home but I do like to think I would have treated him the same, gay or straight. And that’s...
The Heart of a Mom

The Heart of a Mom

I’ve been privileged to meet so many moms of LGBTQ kids. Some in person, many on social media. Either way, I feel I know them and we share so much in common. One of the most important things we share is the heart of a mom. What is in the heart of a mom of an LGBTQ...
I always wanted grandkids

I always wanted grandkids

A pretty common refrain from a parent, usually the mother, of a child who has just come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. That was the reaction of Meri Brown of Sister Wives after her 21 year old daughter came out as gay. I totally relate. I always wanted...