What do gay parents do if their teenager ‘comes out’ to them?

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Heres a little food for thought to start off your week. What would you do if your teenage daughter or son told you that  they were gay/bisexual? While its simple to say “I would be ok with it” just because you may be gay and dont want to discriminate against your childs choices, if this issue does make its way into your home, you may be surprised at how different your reaction actually is.

Society may not be ready to accept the fact that being gay could very well be genetic for some as well as a conscience decision for others. If a parents is gay and being gay is genetic, than it makes total sense to have have a child who may be interested in the same sex as well. On the flip side, how often do we see a heterosexual family that has a gay child in their home? More often than not and THIS slightly dismantles the theory that gay parents will have gay kids.

Think about it REALLY hard. What would you do if your child told you he/she was gay? Would you assume that they were trying to emulate you or would you assume that they are going through some kind of fad? Furthermore, is society going to scrutinize you and say hat your child is gay because thats what youv’e taught them at home? Is a child who hasn’t had much experience in life mentally equipped enough to decide whether they are gay or not at such a young age?

Just a little food for thought…..

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Aryka Randall is a media mogul in the making from San Diego, California. After relocating to Louisiana in 2004, Randall became active in her local LGBTQ community. Randall was recently featured on Go Magazines annual ‘100 Women We Love‘ issue along with Tagg Magazine, the Dinah Shore Blog, and a number of other LGBT publications for her work in the LGBT community

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