Handbook offers advice for children of gay parents

October 28, 2010

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Handbook for children of gay parents. (Photo courtesy of Seal Press)
Handbook for children of gay parents. (Photo courtesy of Seal Press)

Some teens face teasing not because they’re gay: Their parents are!

How to deal with having gay moms and dads is at the heart of a new handbook.

Tina Fakhrid-Deen is the author of Let's Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents. She founded the Chicago chapter of COLAGE, a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s.

When we sat down with Fakhrid-Deen recently, she talked about the personal experiences that drove her to write the book.