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Talking to Kids About Gays

When Your 7-Year-Old Son Says, 'I Want to Be Gay'

Amelia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

My middle son was tired, so he was nestled against my chest as I floated on my back. "Mom," he said, breaking the silence, "I want to be gay." This was unexpected. My middle son had never had boy crushes like my older kid, and last year he wanted to marry a female classmate.

Talking To Kids About 'Gay'

Amelia | Posted 06.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

The truth is that explaining to children (or anyone, for that matter) what being gay means isn't difficult. It only gets complicated when parents and other adults try to deny the parts about being gay that aren't related to which body part gets put where.