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

Beyond “The Talk”


April 11, 2019    Wesley

                         Yesterday was National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  The purpose of this annual day (April 10) is to support youth HIV prevention by promoting school-based health education.   However, I’m not “a day late and a dollar short,” because I believe I’m on the money about the importance of parents educating their child about safe…
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Coming Out as Transgender


March 31, 2019    Wesley

                                    Today is the annual event of International Transgender Day of Visibility.  Its purpose is to celebrate transgender people and raise awareness of worldwide discrimination faced by transgender people.  Prior to 2009, the only well-known transgender-centered holiday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned the murders of transgender people.  It was a sad…
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“You’re Bi What?”


March 12, 2019    Wesley

                                               Most parents and society-at-large don’t understand bisexuality.  Sexuality is fluid, according to Freud.  For a person having a bisexual orientation, the orientation is not chosen even though the sex of the partner may be.  According to social psychologist Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.,  author of The Psychology of Human Sexuality,  being bisexual doesn’t necessarily mean…
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A Discriminating Vote by Methodists


March 1, 2019    Wesley

                       This week, the delegates of the United Methodist Church gathered to take a vote on whether to reinforce a ban on gay marriage.  This second largest Protestant Church, with 12 million members world-wide voted 53-47 to discriminate against the LGBT community. With nearly 7 million Methodists in the United States, the younger parishioners…
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