When a child comes out, parents often find themselves sorting through their own complex feelings. In the midst of this, parents may not realize how enormously their responses affect their child. It is difficult but important to remember that parents’ initial decisions or reactions may be damaging — even life threatening — for their child.

Here you’ll find articles on actions that can help, behaviors that can hurt your child, and ways to support them and build self-esteem.

“We just needed time to get used to the idea, what a fool I would have been to lose that precious son of mine.”


County Kerry, Ireland