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Out: A Parent's Guide To Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Kid  by John Sovec

Out: A Parent's Guide To Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Kid by John Sovec


The coming out process for LGBTQIA+ adolescents can be a terrifying moment, not only for themselves, but also for their family and friends. When intense emotions are running the gamut of concern, shock, joy or even anger and acceptance, it can be tricky to process how you feel while giving your child the support they need. Offering essential guidance and advice, this book is here to help you with chapters that explore LGBTQIA+ terminology, understanding the coming out process, effective communication strategies, talking to your LGBTQIA+ kid about sex, the parents' process of acceptance, and the family coming out process.

Importantly, this guide also covers a wide range of lesser-known orientations such as pansexuality and asexuality as well as dedicated chapters on trans youth and the often overlooked grieving process for parents with stories of lived experience throughout. With a unique three step strategy, you and your family can support your LGBTQIA+ child's newly shared identity, create a stronger family unit, and move towards a more open, affirming relationship based on honest communication and understanding.


John Sovec is a licensed therapist, counselor and coach who specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ teens and their families during the coming out process. He is the host of OutTalk and lives in Pasadena, California with his husband.

  • Details

    Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

    Publication Date: 21/4/23

    ISBN: 9781839974243

    Type: Paperback

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