My Kid Is Gay is a first-of-its-kind digital space dedicated to connecting parents, caregivers, and educators with answers to their questions about the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual) young people in their lives. We offer advice (you can ask a question here!), personal stories, and expert opinions from a  diverse panel of writers made up of parents, young people, and experts! Our writers tackle a large variety of issues such as gender identity, sexuality, sex education, and religion.
In addition to the advice, stories, and essays provided by our panel of contributors, My Kid Is Gay maintains an extensive list of resources, including legal groups, mental health resources, parenting resources, and more.

How Do I Use My Kid Is Gay?

Our content is separated into 7 major categories: Dear MKIG (all of our advice posts!), Sex, Gender, School + Work, Religion, Personal Stories,, Books + TV, & The Defining Series (where we unpack a lot of the terminology you’ll come across as the loved one of an LGBTQIA person!). You will see those main categories in the “Topics” drop down menu from anywhere on the site!
Past those main categories, we also have other categories you can navigate by clicking on the blue boxes you’ll see at the top of each post. They include topics such as Mental Health, Holidays, Lists, & Young Children.
You can also type in keywords or questions into the search bar, located towards the top right of the screen! And, of course, you can always ask us your own question by clicking here!

Where Should I Start?

If you are new to My Kid Is Gay (or to being the family member or educator of an LGBTQIA young person), there are three places on this site that you should check out before anything else! They are:
1. Frequently Asked Questions: This is a collection of the most commonly asked questions, including “Is this just a phase?”, “Is this a choice,” and “How do I know when to tell other people?” You can find all of the FAQs right here: http://mykidisgay.com/frequently-asked-questions/
2. Our Glossary & The Defining Series: We have a glossary of terms that can help you better understand new words or phrases related to LGBTQIA identities! You can find The Defining Series in the Topics drop-down, and check out our glossary here: http://mykidisgay.com/glossary/
3. Additional Resources: We have an always-expanding list of national and international resources for families, caregivers, and educators. Resources like PFLAG, GLSEN, and more are all listed (and explained) on our resources page: http://mykidisgay.com/resources/

Thank you so much for visiting us!!

 

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2 thoughts on “Hello, and Welcome to My Kid Is Gay!

  1. HI everyone,
    I’m new to this site, but not new to understanding the dynamics of a gay child. My daughter came out at 15 and is now 31 so I’ve had many more years than many parents. But honestly, I didn’t care that she was gay, I just want her happy so it was an easy place to start for me.
    Over the past 16 years, I have had a burning desire to write a book to include stores from parents, like you, that tell that day your child told you, and the processes you had to go through as a parent. I want the good, the bad and the ugly because we each have our own processes. I tried to find something like this when my child came out and there was nothing. I just wanted to see if what I was going through was “normal”. I think it would be beneficial for many parents coming down the pike following us. If you are willing to share your story, please let me know. I can remove names, change names or put them in with your permission.
    I have spoken with my daughter as well as this will impact her and she has agreed. The first story? Will be my own mother, who at 85 now, sat with her child 25 years ago to hear he was gay. Now that was a different generation and I want her thoughts from that time as well.
    If you want to share, please let me know and thank you.

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