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 The Birds and Bees Only Fly Straight


July 2, 2018    Wesley

As the parent of an LGBT child, you may not want to leave sex education to your child’s middle or high school.  In San Diego, parents picket sex education at their schools because they don’t find mention of anal sex, masturbation appropriate for middle schoolers. In conservative Orange County, California, parents can withdraw consent for…
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If Straight Parents Don’t March, Are We Tolerating, But Not Accepting?


June 17, 2018    Wesley

June is considered GAY PRIDE MONTH, but not everywhere.  However, you demonstrate acceptance, it should be at your own comfort level. Many LGBT people themselves do not feel it is necessary to be a crusader for gay rights just as some straight parents don’t want to march during the Gay Parades held in major cities.…
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Coming Out: It’s Not Your Story!


May 28, 2018    Wesley

It’s not a good idea to out your kids.  Let them be the messengers.  Their stories are highly personal and should be revealed in their own time when they are comfortable. Jeff Ingold at Stonewall explains that publicly outing someone “robs that person of the chance to define who they are, in their own terms…
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Teacher Appreciate Week May 7-11


May 8, 2018    Wesley

Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11 GLSEN.ORG/thankateacher) For LGBT youth, school can be an ordeal.  They can be singled out, bullied, feel unsafe in an environment that’s supposed to be free of fear.  In fact, they may elect to miss school as much as a day per month because they are being harassed. Compared to their…
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