Written in an accessible Q&A format, here, finally, is the go-to resource for parents hoping to understand and communicate with their gay child. Through their LGBTQ-oriented site, the authors are uniquely experienced to answer parents' many questions and share insight and guidance on both emotional and practical topics. Filled with real-life experiences from gay kids and parents, this is the book gay kids want their parents to read.
Topics in the book include understanding your first reactions to your child's coming out; telling other people, from filling in relatives to your child coming out at school; how to discuss issues like safe sex and sleepovers; and how to support your child if they are bullied or harassed. Individual chapters also address gender identity issues, including how to support children and teens who want to transition, and what to do if your faith does not support or accept LGBTQ people or marriage. It's the perfect resource to parents who are new to understanding and supporting the LGBTQ community -- and their children within it.