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

LGBT Couples Are Told They Can’t Adopt


November 16, 2018    Wesley

It’s been three years since The Supreme Court first recognized gay marriage.  You would think with legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S., LGBT couples would automatically be able to adopt.  Not so! It is estimated that 8-10 million children are being raised in gay and lesbian households.  As of 2016, LGBTQ adoption was made legal…
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The Ever-Increasing Alphabet of LGBT+. What Does It All Mean?


November 4, 2018    Wesley

Chances are if your child comes out to you, he would most likely use the term gay, bisexual, lesbian, queer or trans.  But as a parent, how do you keep up with all the other terms and know their definitions, particularly if you don’t have a knowledge of Latin?  What is the + in LGBT+?…
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Another Attempt At Erasing The Transgendered


October 22, 2018    Wesley

First, it was the states’ trying to ban the federal protections that Obama put in place under Title IX barring discrimination and sexual orientation.  In 2016, the Department of Education required schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom or locker room of their choice.  If a school didn’t comply, it could risk losing…
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Not Coming Out on LGBTQ Awareness Day


October 9, 2018    Wesley

October 11 is the 30th annual LGBTQ Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to make LGBTQ orientation more familiar to the public, reduce bullying, and help foster allies in the fight for equality. Although it would be ideal if everyone felt he could come out, the LGBT child has his own timeline.  Tempting…
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