Archive for December 2015

Holiday No-Nos for Straight Parents

Christmas is a wonderful family holiday.  A chance to regale about the past get-togethers, to guffaw about the near misses with the gravy. Subject Verboten, For Now… However, one topic that should be off limits in this group setting is your daughter’s or son’s sexual orientation.  Even if you are bursting to divulge the news…

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When Homophobia Greets You For The Holidays

If you’re LGBT, you know that the holidays can be particularly stressful.  You can feel like an outsider in your parents’ home.  The feeling may be so uncomfortable that you want to crawl back in the closet. Treated Differently Your Auntie Claire may not ask you about your significant other, but she inquires your sister…

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