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My teen daughter says she wants to be a gay man.

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Is it possible to be born as a female and to think I should have been born a male?

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I don’t understand what I am.

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I feel like a male

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I don’t want to be a girl. I don’t want to be a boy either.

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Jewish Mom-mom

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Concerned Mother

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I’m struggling to reconcile the ideas I have had (for 30 years) of what my family would look like

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I am 19 years old, and my parents have been divorced for 4 years now.

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I came out a few years ago to my whole family as a lesbian.

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My son is 9 years old and I am worried that he might be gay.

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I’m the mother of an adult daughter who told me many years ago that she’s gay.

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I have one daughter and she recently told me she loves another woman.

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I am a Jewish mother of two boys, both teenagers

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My younger brother came out to me as gay a few months ago.

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My daughter is 11 years old and it is time to start preparing for Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

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