LGBTQIA+ Resources

Lead With Love

Research suggests that how parents respond to their children when they come out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual has a major impact on their well-being. "Lead With Love" is a 35-minute documentary that speaks directly and sympathetically to parents who may be struggling with their children's sexual orientation. The film focuses on four families of gay and lesbian teens. The central theme of the film is the acronym LEAD:

  • Let your affection show.
  • Express pain away from your child.
  • Avoid rejecting behaviors.
  • Do good before you feel good.

Interspersed among interviews with the families are concrete suggestions for following the LEAD strategy, along with expert advice and information about sexual orientation. "Lead With Love" is available free online.

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