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How can i help my family understand that being gay is not a disorder?

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Hard to understand: It's almost impossible to "make" anyone "understand". Probably the best case you can make for gay not being a disorder is to live your life in such a way that they will have no reason to believe that being gay is a disorder. What we say about things has little to do with how we are judged as a person. It's how we conduct ourselves that tells people if we are "disordered" or not.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Henry Ng answered

Resources: There are some resources available for familes who have gay, lesbian or bisexual children including pflag and some books on coming out to your family. Sometimes, inviting family members to a medical appointment with an affirming provider may provide a safe place to explore these issues more.

Answered 7/3/2015

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