Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments. Some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. It is critical for the parents, guardians, and other family members of LGBT youth to have access to the resources they need to ensure their LGBT children are protected and supported.
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Rachel Held Evans concludes her blog post If my son or daughter were gay with this paragraph:. If God blesses Dan and me with a child who is gay, I would want that child to know without a doubt that he or she is loved unconditionally. I would want her to know nothing could separate her from the love of God in Christ. May I be part of creating a world in which I will not have to protect her from the bullies. Second, Rachel seems to identify everyone who takes the view that homosexual desires are part of broken human sinfulness, and that homosexual actions are sin, as bullies. Are there bullies who hold these views?
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For some, learning that a family member is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning LGBTQ can be difficult. For others, this information is welcomed and recognized as a sign of trust. Upon learning that your family member is LGBTQ, you may feel a variety of emotions ranging from relief and acceptance to shock, denial, guilt and anger.
Today hundreds of millions of Americans will sit down with close friends and family over heaping portions of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. In a country bitterly divided over the Trump presidency and his looming impeachment, heated arguments will begin. Tempers and passions are likely to flare. Political discussions should not be about left or right, Democrat vs. Instead, they should be about what is objectively right or wrong for the country.