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Parenting Lgbt Kids

Open Letter To Parents Of Gay Kids: This Is Not About You

Amelia | Posted 08.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

If you are a parent who is panicking about having an LGBT kid, take a deep breath. As you inhale, let all the panic and all the worries come roaring in. Then, as you exhale, set them all aside. It's time to do what your child needs you to do.

Not Ready to Love a Gay Child? Then Don't Have Kids

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

If you are thinking about creating a family with someone, stop and think. Ask yourself, "Will this person love the children we create?" If the answer is "Maybe not," then perhaps it is time to take a big step back and do some real thinking.

Your Toddler Might Be Gay

Dana Sitar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Sitar

If we keep talking to that little girl for the next 10 years as if it's her destiny to fall in love with a man, how will she react to herself and others if she finds herself attracted to the girls around her, not the boys? Or to both?

10 Ways to Support Your Gay Kid, Whether You Know You Have One or Not

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

Here are some helpful hints for supporting your gay child before they ever come out to you. After all, parenting gay kids does not start when they come out. They've been gay since day one, whether you knew it or not.

A New Coming-Out Story

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

My son never lived in the proverbial closet. He's never thought of himself any other way or pretended that he did. So what do I think he was coming out of? His narrative is so different from the ones that came before that I don't even have the terminology to talk about it appropriately.

When Your Favorite Childhood Films Are A Little More Homophobic Than You Remembered

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

As a parent, one of the great joys is exposing my kids to all the stuff I liked when I was little. We have a built-in excuse to buy things like The Goonies or The NeverEnding Story. But a few times that we've gone back to our childhood favorites, we've had a harsh wake-up call.

Moms: Above All Else, Just Say No

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Cindi Love

The challenge for moms and dads is complex. Will they support their LGBT children unconditionally and bring on the rejection of their churches, workplaces, and family members, or will they adopt Pastor Sean's methods and hope for a "conversion"?

Trying to Explain Hate to My Son

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia

While walking through the Pride crowd, my 6-year-old son noticed a protester for the first time. This guy was on his own, shouting Bible verses. My son studied him seriously for a moment, then turned to me: "Mommy, why is he so angry?"