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Questions about raising a gay child? I have some answers
Questions about raising a gay child? I have some answers

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Suicide: It's All Too Common
Did you know that suicide is
the second leading cause of death among young people, ages ten to
twenty-four?   Compared to
heterosexuals, LGB youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times
the rate.   And the numbers climb when a teen is transgend...
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All Straight Parents Should Be So Understanding
I
recently saw the excellent stays-with-you movie “ Call Me By Your Name.”   In
this film, Elio, a seventeen year-old Italian Jew, falls hard for his father’s
research assistant, twenty-four year-old confident doctoral student, Oliver,
from the United State...
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What’s Cooking in those Red Kettles?
Do
well-meaning people know that by heeding the call of the uniformed bell ringers
and dropping money into those red kettles, that they may be supporting
homophobia and transphobia?    Although
the Salvation Army is the largest provider of drug and alcohol ...
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Who Owns The Cake?
Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear oral arguments about whether a Colorado baker has the right to refuse making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, who were married in Massachusetts, complained...
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Coming Out: Is It A Good Idea During The Holidays?
Chances
are you may see your relatives on few occasions.   Thanksgiving may be one of them.   Christmas may be the other.   You don’t want to upset the tone of the holidays by
injecting a life-altering announcement that will either elicit a million
question...
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It’s National Transgender Awareness Week, Nov. 13-17
Did
you know that: ·       The F.B.I. released hate crime statistics for 2016 and highlighted the
ongoing epidemic of anti-transgender violence in the U.S. ·       In 2016, advocates tracked 23 deaths of transgender people in the
United States. ·       One ...
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November is National Adoption Month
I
have two adopted children: a son, born in 1983, and a daughter, born in
1988.   Both were closed adoptions
of infants through a well-known adoption agency in Manhattan. I have little medical
information about the birthparents from my son’s adoption and pr...
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October is National Bullying Prevention Month
As an integral part of National Bullying Prevention Month, tomorrow is Spirit Day.  Does your child's school have a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance),  partake in GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) sponsored activities? Will the students and faculty...
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Why Do We Have National Coming Out Day?
National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQ Awareness Day on October 11.  It actually started on 1987 with the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.  Observed in the U.S. and Switzerland as well as seven other countries, you may see partic...
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How To Be An Ally At Home
This week (September 25-29) K-12 students will celebrate Ally Week in schools across the United States.  Sponsored by GLSEN.org, (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) students will have activities that will display their support for their LGBT friends....
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