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

When School Feels Dangerous To Your LGBT Child


August 20, 2019    Wesley

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. New data from the GLSEN National School Climate Survey of LGBT students shows that although homophobic remarks and verbal harassment in schools has leveled off for the first time in a decade, nevertheless…
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Parents Can Struggle for Years When Their LGBT Kids Come Out


July 26, 2019    Wesley

            According to a new important study, headed by David Huebner, PhD, MPH, associate professor of prevention and community health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, many parents still say after two years that it is moderately or very hard for them to adjust to the news of their childrens’…
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Today Is Non-Binary Day


July 16, 2019    Wesley

                                                PRIDE month in many cities has come to a close, but not its impact.  Crowds of the non-binary population swelled the streets.  So, how do you define non-binary? It’s an umbrella term for a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that is neither entirely male nor entirely female. …
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Majority of LGBTQ Black & African American Youth Can’t Relax At Home


July 7, 2019    Wesley

            HRC Foundation and University of Connecticut’s report “Black & African American LGBTQ Youth Report,” released last February, details the experiences of Black and African-American LGBTQ youth.  Nearly 1,700 young people, ranging in age from 13 to 17, took part in this HRC’s online 2017 LGBTQ Teen Survey. What they shared was dismal: ·      They…
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