Thursday, October 30, 2014

[USA] "Parenting gay kids: New book offers guidance" by Karl Richardson

From the Chicago Tribune

Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo answer questions and dole out advice on their website, Everyone is Gay ( So it didn't take the two long to notice that they kept getting the same question over and over: "How do I help my parents understand that I'm gay?"

The answer comes in the form of a new book. "This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids" (Chronicle) blends the pair's signature humor with frank advice on everything from how to share the news with extended family to how to handle sleepovers.

"We've dialogued with so many LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) youth over the past 41/2 years," Owens-Reid said. "And, almost unanimously, they've asked us to speak with their parents — to answer questions for their parents, to define words for their parents and to make videos for their parents."

We spoke with Owens-Reid and Russo recently. The following is an edited version of that conversation.

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