Telling Others Your Child is Gay

This topic was designed to help you think and plan the ways in which to come out to family and others as a family with a gay member.

Family coming out is simply about coming out to other members of their family.  For each person you come out to, you will need to think about the best way in which to prepare for these conversations.

  • Parent coming out
  • Coming out to a child
  • Coming out at school
  • Coming out results
PARENT COMING OUT

Parents have stages of coming out that mirror the Coming Out for youth. The stages and feelings for parents are different from the stages for youth. 

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COMING OUT AT SCHOOL

Whether the child is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender youth, the process of coming out at school, especially grades K-12, must be well thought out.

 
COMING OUT TO A CHILD

Dr. McLaughlin has some very good suggestions for this delicate process of coming out to a child. For a parent to tell a young child that their older sibling is gay, requires a deliberate and well thought out plan. 

 
COMING OUT RESULTS

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