Welcome to the Let’s Get This Straight Advice Column! This is a safe zone for youth with LGBTQ parents and LGBTQ parents. Since I have had people calling and emailing me with questions for years, I think this is a valuable and necessary resource to have available.
This is a space where you can share your thoughts, experiences, questions, successes, and daily frustrations with someone who cares how you feel and ultimately wants to empower you. Please know that I am not a licensed therapist. I am an educator and love my role in supporting youth. I am also not the authority of your life experiences, you are. I can provide advice, but only you can determine if that advice is right for you and your family. You are the expert on your life; trust that.
If you’d like to share a question privately, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that your question may be on other’s minds as well and you could be helping them by being brave enough to ask in this space.
Note: Not that I’m blowing you off (I’d never do that), but other wonderful places to view valuable archived questions are the COLAGE website and author of Families Like Mine, Abigail Garner’s website. I like to share the wonderful resources in our community and COLAGE and Abigail have put in a lot of hard work towards this effort.
Now that we’ve gotten all of that out of the way, let’s get started. Ask away!