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I suspect that my child is gay. Should I ask him or let him come to me?

For a long time I have thought that maybe my son is gay. I have not talked to him about it, because I didn’t want to put him on the spot before he is ready. Should I ask him or bring it up? Or not?

Thanks in advance.

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    • KnowItAll
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      For a long time I have thought that maybe my son is gay. I have not talked to him about it, because I didn’t want to put him on the spot before he is ready. Should I ask him or bring it up? Or not?

      Thanks in advance.


    • Janet Duke
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      He may be working through his own feelings and just isn’t ready — but you can help open the door. Be positive about LGBT whenever there is an opportunity. For example, praise the talent or actions of a celebrity, speak positively about news around LGBT rights, talk about LGBT friends or acquaintances in a positive way, push back against negative comments. Hearing these things from you may help him feel more safe to confide in you.

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      • This reply was modified 3 years ago by Janet Duke.
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