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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ)

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Coping with the fact that your child might be Gay or Lesbian
Introduction Perhaps you have always wondered whether or not your child might be gay, lesbian or bisexual. Or perhaps your child has just ‘come out of the closet', and has said that she or he is gay. (Gay, by the way, can refer to a male interested in males, but it can also mean a female interested in females.)   Typical Parent Responses   Dealing with the possibility that your child is gay, or might be gay, can be an extremely stressful time for many parents and families. Some of the possible reactions that families may have are: Denial: "No, he can't be gay. He's had girlfriends ...
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Gender Identity and Diversity: Information for Parents and Caregivers
Introduction For many people, the sex we are born with (designated at birth) is a good match for how we see ourselves on the inside. But for some, the sex and gender identity don’t match at all. This could mean that: A child who is born male at birth, feels like a girl on the inside A child who is born female at birth, feels like a boy on the inside A child or youth does not identify completely as either a boy or a girl Gender While some people see gender as ‘binary’ (either you’re male or female), others see it very differently. Another way to think about gender is as a continuum, a scale ...
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