For Grandparents

As a grandparent of a grandchild that is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, you may be flooded with questions.  You may be wondering if your son, daughter-in-law, daughter, or son-in-law did something wrong.

The science and medical communities today believe that sexual orientation is determined before birth.  A person’s sexual orientation or gender identity are not the result of what parents did or did not do.

Many of your questions are answered in the online courses offered on this site.  Although you have to register to access the courses, there is no cost to register or work through them.

The word “gay” is used as a blanket term that includes gay males, lesbian females, bisexuals, transgender people and queer individuals. (LGBTQ+).

Some questions you may have:

  • Why is my grandchild gay?
  • What do I do if my grandchild is gay?
  • Did my grandchild choose to be gay?
  • How can I support my child and his spouse?

Topics for Understanding Gay (LGBTQ)