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So, a family member or friend has just “come out” to you as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender person. Some people may be able to take this news in stride. Some people may go through something like a grieving process: shock, denial, anger, guilt, and sense of loss. If these feelings are familiar to you, they are understandable given our society’s attitudes towards gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals. You are grieving because our society has told you that having a gay child is bad. You love your gay child, your lesbian friend, your bisexual uncle; but you don’t know how to integrate that love with the images you have of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Perhaps you believe that your family member or friend will never have a long-term loving relationship. You may be concerned that he or she may have a life without children. You may even fear for your loved one’s physical safety.
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Link to this article: http://www.pflagatl.org/2010/08/take-a-journey-with-pflag/
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Since 1986, PFLAG Atlanta has been helping moms and dads learn to accept their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children as the wonderful gifts that they are. By telling our stories and supporting, educating and advocating every step of the way, we hope to create a world where are children are judged on the content of their character, and not by their color or sexual or gender orientation. Till that day comes, they always have a home in PFLAG Atlanta.