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

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I think I’m Pansexual, But my brother is already a demiboy and asexual and if I tell my parents they might think I’m following her or want more attention. Should I come out to my brother?

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My 18 year old daughter just told us she is transgender? I’m confused…

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Jewish Mom-mom

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Concerned Mother

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My parents are very conservative and I don’t know how they will take the news

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Is there an age appropriate time to start informing her about the LGBT community?

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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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Last week, my daughter told me she is transgender and wants to transition into being a man.

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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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I’m going home for Chanukah and my parents are, as always, having a big holiday party for family and friends.

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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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