What to do when you suspect or find out that your child is gay


Sara Dimerman in conversation with Cherie MacLeod. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • Signs and signals that may indicate your child is attracted to same sex peers
  • The age at which children typically show attraction to one sex over the other
  • The best way to approach your child if you think he or she is gay or lesbian
  • What reaction to expect from your child after being approached
  • Whether it is typical for a child to approach his or her parents with the awareness of a difference in sexual orientation
  • Understanding/exploring sexual diversity and identity, e.g. bisexuality, transgender, transsexuality, pansexuality
  • Why some children are more comfortable questioning or expressing their differences openly
  • Common parental reactions when his or her child “comes out”
  • How a parent can best support his or her child
  • How parents can find support for themselves and their children