When a child (of any age) come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to his or her parents, all they want is to be accepted and to know that they are still loved.
Last week I wrote about love and rejection and a mother who while continuing to love her gay son, she rejected him as a gay man. The end result was that he became addicted to drugs and eventually died of a drug overdose at the age of 24.
What if she could have provided him with a surrogate mom who could accept him unconditionally until she was able to work through her feelings about his being gay? What if she was able to work with that same mom, someone who had been down that path herself and could help her accept her feelings and move beyond them? It’s too late for them, but what about other families? Are there families out there who love their children but are struggling to accept them as LGBT? How valuable would a person like that be?
The A.C.C.E.P.T.™ system provides just that for parents who love their children but are struggling to accept them as LGBT and gives their children the acceptance and support they need until the parents work through their feelings and issues around having an LGBT child. In the coming weeks, I will talk in more detail about what A.C.C.E.P.T.™ means.
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