What if my child is gay?

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Education for Families with Gay (LGBTQ) Children

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Understanding Gay: The Basics  


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, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) individuals and groups. This website is intended to help prevent gay youth rejection and homelessness through education.

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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 access these online topics and resources to further your understanding.

Many people have questions when they suspect, discover, or are told that one of their family members is gay.

Why are some people gay? 

Topics for Understanding Gay (LGBTQ)