Finding out that your child is LGBTQ can be quite the surprise and in turn very challenging. The best case scenario would be for you to fully accept your child as he/she is and support him/her in their sexual orientation.
While some parents may suspect that their child is gay long before he or she comes out, for some parents it is a total surprise. Sometimes, this can make it more difficult for them to accept. It is normal to experience a range of emotions when you learn that your child is gay, but it’s important that you find productive ways of dealing with these emotions and that you continue to be a loving parent. If you’re having trouble making peace with your child’s sexuality, we hope the following information will be helpful in making things better for you and your child.