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Why Am I?
Continuing with the Coming Out Process, Heather dives into the next stage that sees your child moving from denial into becoming acutely aware of and beginning to acknowledge their truth. In this stage, your child may think that this is just a phase and will wonder why they are "this way". It is important for them to start their journey with LGBTQ+ community resources and allow them to feel and discuss the grief they may feel in the loss of what was expected of them in a heteronormative way. It is also important for you as the parent to step back so that you can more easily see where your child is to that you can support them.
Heather also takes a moment to discuss the current political environment when it comes to LGTBQ+ and shares organizations and events that are happening across the country that you join in to make help make stronger.
Project Caerus - Youth of Florida are organizing to help the LGBTQ Community
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Digital Coming Out Course for Parents - Text Ally to 55444 to get Heather's "My kid just came out and I'm freaking out!" Toolkit!
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