Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) Children
Five Things to Know If You Think Your Child is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender...
1. You are not alone. Over 16% of families have a member who is LGBT.
2. Being LGBT is not a phase, choice, or illness. It is simply a natural variation of the human condition, like being left-handed.
3. What would it take to stop loving your own child? Rejecting children for their sexual orientation or gender identity can have
many disastrous outcomes, including depression, substance abuse, school failure, running away, and even suicide.
4. Parents of LGBT children need support too. Resources are available at:
Los Angeles Unified School DistrictLos Angeles Gay and Lesbian CenterFamily Services323-860-7330Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays888-PFLAG 88Archdiocese of L.A.213-947-4907-------------The Trevor Project866-488-7386BienestarEast LA 323-727-7896South LA 323-752-3100Minority AIDS Project323-936-4949 Ext. 110Metropolitan Community Church323-669-3434Congregation Kol-Ami323-606-0996For more information, contact: www.preventlgbtchildabuse.orgDocuments: