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Dear Ally is an anonymous online question and answer forum for Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, parents and family members of LGBTQ individuals, and professionals who have questions pertaining to their work with the LGBTQ community. Submit an anonymous letter and it gets posted along with a response publically for others to see and gain support through.

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

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I don’t understand what I am.

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Support groups for teens

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I feel like a male

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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’ve never written a letter like this before but.

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I’m a junior in high school and starting to look at colleges.

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I’m getting teased at school a lot.

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My friend is gay and her parents are being really hard on her about it.

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

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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 am a Jewish mother of two boys, both teenagers

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I’m gay. But no one knows.

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A friend of mine has a daughter who is a lesbian.

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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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