A Letter to Family and Friends
To our family and friends,
A question that I often get asked is how to be supportive when someone you love shares that they are questioning their gender or sexual identity or are coming out as LGBTQ+.
I am quoting the University of Michigan’s following message because it speaks what is in my heart about the coming out process: “Everyone does so differently. Many are confused and have questions. Some are relieved they know what’s been on their loved one’s mind. And others are hurt they weren’t told sooner. You may feel a mixture of all of these emotions and more. Regardless of how you’re feeling, it’s helpful if you can reassure your loved one that your care for them has not suddenly disappeared. Let them know you will try your best to support them through this process. It’s okay to tell them it could take some time to adjust”