I think my child is gay

Information for parents of gay lesbian bisexual or transgender young people

Your child may have recently told you that he or she is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT).
The fact that your child has told you this reflects trust in you and the importance of his or her relationship with you.
Your love and support are very important for the happiness and wellbeing of your child.
For many parents the fact that their child is LGBT is no big deal. Some parents may have mixed emotions and many questions they need answered. You may need to give yourself time to get used to this new knowledge. Remember that you are not alone and there are supports available for you, as well as for your child.