Books for unaccepting parents
March 11, 2011 7:21 AM Subscribe
Please help me compile a list of PFLAG-style books for someone.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My partner has been out to her family for roughly six years. They live in the midwest, and are quite religious (Evangelical), her mother in particular. Most of her family seems to ignore the fact she's gay (note ignoring being different from accepting); however, her mom still cries whenever she talks about it - when she does actually mention it, which is very rarely. She's never met me, and only learned I existed a year ago.
Her father is in ill health and we're past the Dan Savage recommended point of, "Give the parents an option, they can have you in their lives as an open gay person, or not at all." They have a relationship, as stilted as it is, and she is not willing to give that up nor do I want her to, so please don't suggest that.
However, her mother has offered to read some books, and we'd hopefully like to get her to a PFLAG meeting eventually. If you can, please recommend any books or pieces of reading material for parents of gay children, accepting/grieving/understanding/moving beyond. Thank you so much.