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Fear For Many Parents Will Be Eased

As the straight parent of a gay child, you fear for your child.  Will he/she be beaten up, picked on in school, fired from a job, have to live in certain areas that are designated as gay-friendly just because of his/her sexual orientation? In most of the U.S, states, it is legal to fire and…

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What Your Gay/Lesbian Child Wants To Hear From You

When Your Child Is Gay For parents, having your child reveal that he/she is gay can be a jolt.  While some may have an easier time accepting the revelation that their child is gay, all parents can take certain steps to ensure they handle the news that convey they love their child, unconditionally. Offer Acceptance…

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Maybe, Just Maybe, the BSA Will Get It Right This Time

On July 27, 2015, the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scout leaders may be lifted.  The resolution was approved by a 17-member Executive Committee last week and if ratified, will become official policy immediately. This ban is a carry-over from May 23, 2013, when the BSA Council approved a half-measure that would allow…

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5 things you shouldn’t say to your Gay Child

5 Things You Shouldn’t Say To Your Gay Child Despite this country’s acceptance of gay marriage, many parents are thrown off-kilter when they find out their child is gay.  Without preparation for this often-surprising news, it’s easy for even the most loving parents to blurt out the wrong message.  Not intended, the retort ends up…

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The Government’s “To Do” List

“When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free” – Obama Last month, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in every U.S. state.  It was a long time coming, but reflected the majority of poll takers and the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage.  With the victory now behind us, this country cannot…

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