Not Coming Out on LGBTQ Awareness Day

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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When The School Isn’t An Ally

How To Enforce Anti-Bullying Policies At Your Child’s School Last week, I wrote about how parents can anticipate bullying of their LGBT child at school and practice tactics at home.  However, as most kids are bullied at school when parents aren’t there to observe the violations or around-the-clock when their LGBT children are cyberbullied, it’s…
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The Time Is Now To Outsmart School Bullies!

The lazy days of summer are almost over.  Soon, the new backpacks, notebooks come shuffling into school.  And it’s time for the bullies to return to your LGBT’s child school and make your child’s school year a living hell unless you intercept. According to the Human Rights Campaign, LGBT youth are twice as likely as…
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Are LGBTQ Teens Better Off Today?

New Study by HRC/UConn. Shows LGBTQ Feel Anxious and Depressed! The Human Rights Campaign jointly with the University of Connecticut released their findings last May of the survey done of 12,000 LGBTQ 13 to 17 year-olds across the United States. https://www.teenvogue.com/…/new-study-shows-lgbtq-youth-feel-anxious-and-depressed/ The results revealed that most of these LGBTQ teens are experiencing extreme levels of anxiety and…
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When The Birds and Bees Only Fly Straight

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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Coming Out: It’s Not Your Story!

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

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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