The Los Angeles LGBT Center is putting parents at the center of the Coming Out conversation to generate awareness of resources for families and teens.
LGBTQ+ teens generally aren’t afforded the luxury of “stereotypical” teenage heartbreak – heartbreak at the hands of an unrequited teenage crush or being left out of the “cool kid” club at school. Their heart break is different – that of their parents’ disappointment and disapproval at their sexual or gender identity.
And coming out is still a big deal. In fact, research has found that LGBT youth from highly rejecting families were more than eight times as likely to try to take their own lives by the time they were young adults.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQ+ individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969.
On October 11th they want the rest of the country to feel their message of support. Why? Because love has everything to do with it.