WELCOME

Meet Wesley Cullen Davidson, award-winning writer and author of When Your Child Is Gay.

During the last few years, Wesley has concentrated her writing on the lesbian and gay community.  When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need To Know is co-authored with Jonathan L. Tobkes, M.D. and is Wesley’s first book.

Wesley’s popular blog http://www.straightparentgaykid.blogspot.com gives tips to straight parents of gay children on how to deal with the issues raising LGBT children.  She was a frequent contributor to the websites gaynewspulse.com and gayagenda.com.

Before authorship of When Your Child Is Gay, Wesley wrote for women’s magazines such as Good Housekeeping as well as parenting magazines such as Adoptive Families, American Baby, and Family Fun, to name a few.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Provides a road map so families can better navigate this rocky emotional terrain

Emphasizing communication and unconditional love, Davidson and Tobkes help parents untangle their own feelings, identify and overcome barriers to acceptance, encourage strong self-esteem in their child, handle negative or hostile reactions to their child’s sexuality identity, and more.

The combination of real-life stories of relationships of gay children and their parents makes When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need To Know stand out from other books on the gay experience.  In each chapter, Tobkes provide tips to help parents and gay children avoid difficult relationships and heartache that he sees so often in his practice. The topics that are covered are denial, guilt, fear, anger, shame, loss, to arrive at acceptance.

     

TESTIMONIALS

  • The author writes from a place of knowledge and compassion. This is a valuable resource for every home where straight parents and their LGBT children reside.

    David McKinnon, Past President at PFLAG of Vero Beach
  • I applaud Wesley for bringing advice and support to parents whose first priority is giving their child the unconditional love that they deserve.

    Glennda Testone, Executive Director, The LGBT Community Center

BLOG

PRIDE Flags – More Than Decoration


June 13, 2019    Wesley

                        June is the month associated with PRIDE.  It’s a month of readings, events, Stonewall photography, exhibits, and, of course, marches and parades.  Banners and flags unfurled everywhere, bringing the LGBTQ community together yet highlighting the differences among different groups.  But what do the colors actually signify in the different flags? This could be a…
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GAY PRIDE: WHY WE CELEBRATE, Guest Post by Bryce Thompson


June 3, 2019    Wesley

June is traditionally GAY PRIDE Month.  Today, Bryce Thompson, M.A., LMFT, author of the forthcoming book, Are You Man Enough?  A Call to Action Guide for Straight Fathers of a Gay Son, is writing a guest blog post on Gay Pride: Why We Celebrate! PRIDE counters the pain, marginalization, and attempted “eraser” of nature’s diversity!…
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Are Your Kids Mentally Healthy?


May 12, 2019    Wesley

                                   May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  According to American Psychological Association News, March 8, 2019, “more U.S. adolescents and young adults in the late 2010’s vs. mid 2000’s experienced serious psychological distress, major depression or suicidal thoughts and more attempted suicide.” Anxiety and depression are on the rise and suicide is now the second…
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May 1, 2019    Wesley

                                                What Constitutes Acceptance? If a parent doesn’t want to march in a Gay Pride Parade, is he not accepting of his LGBT child? If a parent doesn’t write an amicus brief to the Supreme Court for the three cases being considered for the expansion of the Civil Rights Act of 1967…
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