The second stage is Anger: He is 20 yrs old and enrolled at a private University I fear to reenforce to himself that being gay is wrong. You can literally help prevent that by referring to your child with his or her preferred gender pronouns. Posted by Gail K on May 17, at 3: I hesitated even writing this essay. I am more concerned that your older son dropped the F-bomb in front of you without flinching. I knew that gay teens have higher risks of suicide, especially when bullied.
She and her best friend have their whole gay lives planned out. I would like to thank you for sharing your story as a mother and your son for allowing you to share his story. Part of this warfare is the sense of failure that Satan shoves in the faces of Christians who are forced to watch a child walk away from Jesus. I worried about telling his story poorly. Is this too young to understand? This is the only adolescence he's ever going to have. I have a year-old son, and I am fairly sure he is gay.
You have no sense of privacy or boundaries. Kindergarten teachers will tell you that playground weddings at recess are not uncommon, and I can even remember my son fashioning a wedding dress out of toilet paper even before he was 3. Coming out is associated with improved mental health for L. That's just the way he is. New laws have made our country fairer and more equal. Parents friends families of gays:
Judy was completely devastated. The email from this Christian revealed a woman in anguish. While it may be tempting to assume your child is just 'going through a phase', this can be really damaging to bi people as it suggests what they're experiencing is temporary and unimportant. Parents must remember that. Indeed, the stress on these teenagers can be great, and they are at a higher risk of depression and other problems.