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Connections: Parenting LGBTQ youth

Dec 13, 2018

A debate erupted over social media when pop culture reporter and Billy Eichner advised parents-to-be to consider how they would react if they found out their child was gay. Eichner says if parents don't think they could handle that news, they shouldn't become parents at all.

We talk to guests about their own experiences, both as children and parents, and we discuss the reactions to Eichner's comments. In studio:

  • Tamara Leigh, director of communications for the Out Alliance and mother of two
  • Kim, mother of an LGBTQ youth
  • Pamela Dayton, mother of a transgender youth
  • Karen Bradbury, mother of a transgender teenager
  • Ed Popil (aka Mrs. Kasha Davis), local drag performer and step-parent