PODCAST: Coming out to my parents
MANILA, Philippines — I’m gay, mom and dad.
Ever been on either side of this conversation? On this week’s Sex and Sensibilities podcast, we are talking about coming out — from the perspective of both the child and the parent.
Join Ana Santos as she revisits a young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance and empowerment. This week’s episode looks at sexuality, religion and gender-based discrimination, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights and legislation, family and friendship.
The two women also share some advice on how parents can better support and understand their children: What are the most common misconceptions about the LGBT community? What are the things parents do or say that may actually be hurting their children? What can parents do?
The episode also highlights the problems experienced by LGBT youth, concerning school, coming out, work, and relationships. We are also talking about what the Philippines is doing – and not doing – for the LGBT community.
Join us as we celebrate and learn more about human diversity, love, and respect. Invite your parents, friends, or children to join the discussion. – Rappler.com
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