Understanding Labels

Understanding Labels

* LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer or Questioning, Asexual or Agender, Plus. The plus represents anyone whose identity is not represented by the previous labels)   For those who are new or living ‘outside’ the LGBTIQA+ community, the...
Is someone to blame?

Is someone to blame?

Is someone to blame? My child is gay. Is it my fault? Did I do something wrong? Did I cause them to be gay? I first want to reassure you that none of these questions are unusual. It is a common concern for parents to worry about whether or not they or someone else has...
Is it a phase?

Is it a phase?

But, isn’t it just a phase? This is one of the most common questions I get asked about LGBTQA+ young people. “Isn’t it just a phase? Couldn’t it be a stage they are going through? Didn’t we all go through stages of experimentation? I remember when I was younger, I...