A damn good one if I do say so myself. Sure, I came out of the closet late in life. Went through a divorce. Tore a family apart. Then rebuilt the whole thing with the beautiful help of my ex-wife, partner, and two great daughters.
PFLAG NYC - Frequently Asked Questions about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Children
If you are a parent that has just found out your son or daughter is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and are now feeling shocked, unsure, isolated or many of the other emotions we parents feel when we first discover our childs sexual orientation or gender identity, that is different to ours then this site will be invaluable to you. We as parents who are hetrosexual and have been brought up in a society with a low level of understanding of homosexuality whether because of society in general or perhaps of our religious upbringing often have a very hard time in coming to terms with news that our very couragous and honest children have given us. Most of our children whether they are younger or older when they have come out to us have usually taken years to try and come to terms with their sexuality or gender. Some have a very hard time with this process and some never really come to terms with it themselves.
Parents Of Gay Children: How To Be Supportive Despite These Common Fears
After you find out that your child is gay, you will likely have many questions and experience a variety of emotions. It will take some time to absorb and process all of this new information. Just remember that you are not alone. According to widely accepted statistics, one in four — or even one in three — families has an immediate family member who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender LGBT.
You may think that you are the only one who feels this way. You might even believe that no one else could understand your journey. But… You are not alone. There are other parents out there walking this same journey and they would love to come alongside you.