​Ways to Support your LGBT Child*

 

1. Express acceptance if your child comes out as LGBT.

2. Encourage your child to speak openly and honestly about who they are.

3. Welcome your LGBT child to participate in all family activities.

4. Encourage all family members and close friends to respect your LGBT child.

5. Believe your LGBT child can have a happy future as an adult.

6. Invite your LGBT child’s friends to your home and to family events.

7. Work to make your community and faith groups supportive of LGBT people.

8. Advocate for your LGBT child when he or she is bullied, harassed, or discriminated against.

9. Introduce your LGBT child to affirming organizations and events.

*From the NYC Administration for Children's Services

 

 

 

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