So your Child Is Gay

So your Child Is Gay

A Guide for Canadian Families and Their Friends

Book - 2000
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Jane's parents have just inadvertently discovered she is gay. Shocked and uncomprehending, they can't believe their bright, beautiful nineteen-year-old daughter is having a sexual relationship with another woman. Like many parents who find themselves in this situation, they don't know what to do. What do they say to their daughter? Was it something they did (or didn't do) while she was growing up? How do they tell their family and friends?

These are just a few of the issues presented in Dr. Jerald Bain's So Your Child Is Gay, an empathetic book written for parents, siblings, friends, medical professionals, and gay people themselves. This is the first Canadian guide to help families cope with their fears and concerns, offering well-researched, up-to-date information, advice, comfort and hope. Filled with personal anecdotes, So Your Child Is Gay discusses male/female homosexuality in a family context. It explodes the myths and misconceptions surrounding the subject and deals clearly and compassionately with the real, everyday issues gays and their families face:
-- Coming out, from the perspective of the gay child and his/her family
-- Career and job concerns for the gay child
-- Health issues
-- Religious attitudes
-- Finding support and understanding

So Your Child Is Gay proves that being gay is not a "tragedy." The real tragedy is in parents withholding their love, because their child is gay. A book that can be a true bridge of understandi

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2000
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780006384922
Branch Call Number: 306.766 Bai 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xi, 196 p


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