Straight Parents, Gay Children

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Da Capo Lifelong Books #ad - Straight parents, gay children is robert Bernstein's moving account of how he came to terms with his daughter's homosexuality and how the experience has enriched his life. I wish his book could be required reading for the world. Betty degeneres, human rights campaign, spokesperson, National Coming Out Project "Bernstein's tone is personal, his advice is sound .

. A valuable addition to the psychological self-help collections. Charles harmon, booklist "a succinct, moving book about parents who have defied the social stigma of homosexuality to publicly support their gay children. Washington Blade Used book in Good Condition. Bernstein -- winner of the 1996 award for best scholarship on the subject of intolerance, public figures who have gay children, accepting the news, parents who speak out, awarded by the Gustaves Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America -- discusses the myths surrounding homosexuality, and more.

Straight Parents, Gay Children #ad - This revised and updated edition includes an introduction by Robert MacNeil of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and a foreword by Candace Gingrich, author of The Accidental Activist "Bob Bernstein has done a wonderful job. Straight parents, gay children is a survival guide for all parents who wish to help their gay children cope with the inevitable cruelty from which they cannot hide.

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This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life Book for Parents of Queer Children, Coming Out to Parents and Family

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Chronicle Books #ad - Written in an accessible q&a format, finally, here, is the go-to resource for parents hoping to understand and communicate with their gay child. Filled with real-life experiences from gay kids and parents, this is the book gay kids want their parents to read. Chronicle Books CA. 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.

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Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child

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Mango #ad - Lgbtq parents will learn… How to help their child navigate locker rooms, sleepovers, proms, etc. Throughout the book parents and kids who have been there, share their stories. 1 new release on amazon! ─ Parents of LGBT Children. She also directs gay family parents to various resources online to help them.

Author telaina eriksen, a professor at michigan state university and the mother of a gay daughter, explains what she and her husband have learned through experience, including how to: Deal with gay children coming out Confront bullying of gay children Become an advocate for gay children Build a support system in a gay family Gender and sexuality: Eriksen also covers the science on gender and sexuality and how to help a transgender child through the various stages of development.

Looking for lgbtq books that offer guidance on providing loving support to your lgbt child? parents of lgBT children guide: Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child" provides parents of a LGBTQ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning child with a framework for helping their LGBTQ child navigate through a world that isn’t always welcoming.

Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child #ad - Mango. When to involve the police or school administration when it comes to bullying how to advocate for local, state and national policies that protect your child Ways to educate well-meaning, but misguided extended family members How to help start a Gay-Straight Alliance at your child’s school Strategies for keeping your child talking after he or she comes out Signs of unhealthy relationships When to consider therapy for your child and/or your family How to find an LGBTQ-friendly community including inclusive churches Chronicle Books CA.

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Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child

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Columbia University Press #ad - Coming out, coming home is also a valuable text for families, enabling adjustment through relatable scenarios and analyses. A mother will question how she's raised her son; a father will worry that his daughter will experience discrimination. His research reveals surprising outcomes, such as learning that a child is homosexual can improve familial relationships, including father-child relationships, even if a parent reacts strongly or negatively to the revelation.

By restricting his study to parents and children of the same family, LaSala accurately captures the reciprocal effects of family interactions, identifying them as targets for effective treatment. By confronting feelings of depression, and grief head on, anxiety, LaSala formulates the best approach for practitioners who hope to reestablish intimacy among family members and preserve family connections—as well as individual autonomy—well into the child's maturation.

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child #ad - The discovery that a child is lesbian or gay can send shockwaves through a family. Mango. From the child's perspective, gay and lesbian youth fear their families will reject them and that they will lose financial and emotional support. Columbia University Press. Chronicle Books CA. All in all, learning a child is gay challenges long-held views about sexuality and relationships, and the resulting uncertainty can produce feelings of anger, resentment, and concern.

Through a qualitative, multicultural study of sixty-five gay and lesbian children and their parents, a leading expert on this issue, Michael LaSala, outlines effective, practice-tested interventions for families in transition.

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Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter

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Simon and Schuster #ad - He offers advice, including how to: initiate constructive communication with their child Respond effectively to frequently asked questions Recognize depression and signs of drug abuse and harassment Successfully advocate for their child's well-being outside the home Always My Child makes it possible for parents to create the kind of relationship with their children that allows them to grow into emotionally healthy adults.

Mango. Always my child a parent s guide to Understanding Your Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter. In always my child, kevin Jennings supplies the missing pieces by guiding parents through the world their child inhabits. Parents whose children are gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender or who are going through a "questioning phase" are often in the dark about what their children face every day.

Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter #ad - He explains what these teens often encounter -- teasing and harassment -- and offers solutions for parents who want to better understand their LGBTQ children and learn how to protect their self-esteem. As a result, offering support that will comfort and fortify them feels like solving a puzzle with missing pieces.

Columbia University Press. Chronicle Books CA. The first book to focus on the day-to-day experiences of adolescents dealing with sexual identity issues, Always My Child provides the insights and practical strategies parents need to support their kids and cope themselves.

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Beyond Acceptance

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Griffin #ad - Beyond acceptance Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences. Chronicle Books CA. Always my child a parent s guide to Understanding Your Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter. Wirth, and Arthur G. Based on the experiences of other parents, this book lets them know they are not alone and helps them through the emotional stages leading to reconciliation with their children.

Wirth remains a ground-breaking book that provides parents the comfort and knowledge they need to accept the gay children and build stronger family relationships. It's also the beginning of a difficult journey that, with understanding and emotional support, can lead to acceptance and beyond. Now fully revised and updated, Beyond Acceptance by co-authors Carolyn W.

Beyond Acceptance #ad - . Columbia University Press. Mango. Mom, dad, I'm gay. When a parent hears these words, the initial shock is often followed by feelings ranging from anger and denial to fear and guilt. Griffin, Marian J.

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Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey

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It Books #ad - Columbia University Press. Beyond acceptance Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences. Always my child a parent s guide to Understanding Your Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter. Insightful, love, and uncommonly wise, universally touching, Ellen is a story of friendship between mother and daughter and a lesson in understanding for all parents and their children.

Mom, i'm gay. With three little words, gay children can change their parents' lives forever. Twenty years ago, ellen degeneres spoke those simple, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, powerful words to her mother. That emotional moment eventually brought mother and daughter closer than ever, but it was not without a struggle.

Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey #ad - Yet at the same times it's a chance for those parents to realize nothing, really, same life, has changed at all; same kid, same bond of enduring love. Coming from a republican family with conservative values, Betty needed time and education to understand her daughter's homosexuality - but her ultimate acceptance would set the stage for a far more public coming out, one that would change history.

In love, ellen, betty degeneres tells her story; the complicated path to acceptance and the deepening of her friendship with her daughter; the media's scrutiny of their family life; the painful and often inspiring stories she's heard on the road as the first non-gay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaigns National Coming Out Project.

With a mother's love, clear Chronicle Books CA. Twenty years ago, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, Ellen DeGeneres spoke those simple, powerful words to her mother.

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God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

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Convergent Books #ad - Chronicle Books CA. With care and precision, vines asked questions such as:   • do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not? • How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate? • Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, God and the Gay Christian has sparked heated debate, sincere soul search­ing, not chosen? • What did Paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations?   Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, and widespread cultural change on the issue of what it means to be a faithful gay Christian.

The bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships. Columbia University Press. Mango. As a young christian man, matthew vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to some-day share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question.

God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships #ad - Beyond acceptance Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences. Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality. The landmark book exploring what the Bible actually says—and doesn’t say—about same-sex relationships.

Always my child a parent s guide to Understanding Your Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter.

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How to Understand and Accept Your Gay Son: Even If You're Not Sure You Can

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - We offer many examples of the types of things you can say during those difficult, awkward conversations. Chronicle Books CA. This book will give you vital tools to strengthen your bond with your gay son. The dialogues we provide are written in loving, supportive language. Columbia University Press. Mango. This book can help you to understand what being gay means In the book, we offer all of the information that you need about what being gay means.

They couldn’t reconcile what they believed in about gay people with the fact that their own sons were gay. His professional focus is on leadership development and capacity building. You might wonder what made him this way, or wonder what it means for his life. There are a variety of these example dialogues for many different situations, including: - what to say if you think he might be gay - What to say when he comes out to you - What to say if he finds a partner - How to talk to him about your confusion - What not to say if you want to keep your relationship intact - What to say to other family members Learn some practical steps to accept your son The final section of the book gives you lots of clear, practical steps that you can take in order to learn to accept your son for who he is.

How to Understand and Accept Your Gay Son: Even If You're Not Sure You Can #ad - Always my child a parent s guide to Understanding Your Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter. Beyond acceptance Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences. Highly trained authors who are experts in the field We have personal experience as we both walked a long path with our parents once we came out.

We also work in fields relevant to LGBT issues and family research.

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This Book Is Gay

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Sourcebooks Fire #ad - You're welcome. Bisexual. This candid, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, funny, not to mention hilarious illustrations. Mango. Curious. And so does this book. One of the guardian's best books of the Year"This egregious gap has now been filled to a fare-thee-well by Dawson's book.

. Booklist starred Chronicle Books CA. There's a long-running joke that, after "coming out, " a lesbian, bisexual, gay guy, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. Always my child a parent s guide to Understanding Your Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter.

This Book Is Gay #ad - You will be informed. You will be entertained. You matter. Columbia University Press. This book is for YOU. Straight. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify or don't and whomever you love, you are exceptional.

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The ABC's of LGBT+

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Mango #ad - In mardell’s own words, "this book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Mango. Along with in-depth definitions, helpful infographics, resources, personal anecdotes, and more; Mardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding.

Columbia University Press. In a world full of lgbt questions, mardell’s The ABC’s of LGBT+ has the answers. The trusted voice of ashley mardell: we are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Always my child a parent s guide to Understanding Your Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter.

In the last few years the overturning of doma, the scotus ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding.

The ABC's of LGBT+ #ad - Ashley mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. The abc s of LGBT. Beyond acceptance Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences. In the abcs of lgbt+, a beloved blogger and youtube star, ashley mardell, answers many of your questions about:lgbt and lgbt+gender identitysexual identityteens in a binary worldthe LGBT familyand moreUnderstanding gender identity and sexual identity: The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights.

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