What if my child is gay?

LEARN MORE HERE!

WE CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT YOUR CHILD!

Education for Families with Gay Children

AFCI Education Center, understandinggay.org  is a free education program sponsored by the Association for Family and Community Integrity (AFCI). This site provides guided lessons aimed at helping family members and support networks better understand their gay youths. We use the word “Gay” when we are speaking about all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) individuals and groups. This website is intended to help prevent gay youth rejection and homelessness through education.

Parents and family support systems educated about gay children may be the key to the continued development of a happy and healthy family.  Siblings and close friends are often an invaluable aid to the person coming out.


This website and the educational courses offered by the Association for Family and Community Integrity (AFCI) strive to give you meaningful and accurate information. We encourage you to signup for the in-person class or online courseware to further your understanding.

Many people have questions when they suspect, discover, or are told that one of their family members is gay. Questions you have pondered may have included:

  • What does it mean if my son/ daughter is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBTQ)?
  • Is it possible that my mother or father might be LGBTQ?
  • What do I do if a brother, sister, cousin or other family member is LGBTQ?
  • Can gay people be fixed?

Why are some people gay?