Far Hills, N.J. : New Horizon Press, c2012.
xiv, 223 p. ; 22 cm.
Parenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender kids
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-221).
Part I. Tempering first reactions: taking a generational perspective ; What is LGBTQ? ; First reactions ; What not to say ; What to say ; Getting it right when you can't agree ; Parental adjustments
Part II. Homophobia: understanding homophobia ; Dissecting stereotypes ; Casual cruelty ; When homophobia morphs into hate ; Religion and homophobia ; Bullying ; Can sexual orientation be changed?
Part III. The path to healthy adulthood: social-emotional development ; The only way through is out ; Stages of coming out ; When development derails ; Resiliency and hope
Part IV. Health and sexuality: sexuality: the birds and the bees revisited ; Health risks ; Optimizing health care ; Becoming an in-law and grandparent
Part V. The fight for equality: values, rights and laws ; Marriage matters ; Legal protections ; Positively gay.