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

Learning about Pronouns

Learning about Pronouns

This post was originally published in 2016. It bears repeating! As I was growing up in the 50’s and 60’s (yes, I’m THAT old!) we never thought about pronouns. Boys were he and him and girls were she and her. We didn’t even know what it meant to be transgender. The...
Quite a Year!

Quite a Year!

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? Here we are, two days away from 2020 being over and I couldn’t be happier to see a year end. At my age, I generally don’t wish away time. I have a lot less left than has already passed. This year started out quite normally. We made...
When a child comes out as transgender

When a child comes out as transgender

In my newsletter, I asked my readers to share their experience of having a child come out as transgender and how it might be different from a child coming out as gay. I received this beautiful response from a reader and was given permission to share it. I’m so glad...
Transgender and Autistic

Transgender and Autistic

I recently watched a short film about a young transgender woman who is also autistic. In my private Facebook group for parents of LGBTQ kids, there does seem to be quite a few whose kids are both transgender and autistic. In looking at an article on the subject, it...

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