Dear Religious Parents of LGBT Children
I’m sorry if this is all over the place, but I want to get this out.
When your child tells you they are gay or transgender, don’t tell them that your god of worship makes no mistakes and that they have to be the gender they were born as, or be heterosexual.
If anything, you’re right that they makes no mistakes. Making your child transgender or gay was no mistake.
It’s a test.
It’s a test to see if you can love unconditionally.
It’s a test to see if you can still accept your child despite what they throw at you.
Love is the main message.
You can love your child, even if you disagree with what they do, but dont try and change them. They are the ones who have the world against them.
Gay people already have slurs thrown at them. Most already feel ashamed of what they are and who they love. I know I am.
Transgender people already have so much internalized hate because they weren’t the way they feel they were supposed to. They dont look the way they want. They dont sound the way they want. They hate every physical thing about themselves. I know I do.
Gay people cannot love without judgement. Transgender people can’t even exist without judgement.
So religious parents of LGBT children
Please do not fail this test that your god has challenged you with. You must try to love them, understand them, no matter how much this goes against everything you were taught.
Thank you for your time.