Our expert says:
Gay, lesbian and bisexual expert
Hi Shocked, welcome to the forum and thanks for posting. You were obviously not expecting this and as such it came as a shock to you. Great advice from Ferny (and please also read Ferny's article - click above the forum on the link to our articles), and I think you need to go easy on yourself for a while. Read up as much as you can, learn as much as you can. Most importantly, you haven't failed as a parent, your daughter didn't choose to be gay, she's not going to change and as a loving mom you'll want her to be happy and true to herself.
Contact Triangle Project (telephone 021 448 3812) to request a booklet for parents dealing with a child being gay. You may even be able to download it from their website (www.triangle.org.za).
Please keep posting and tell us how you're doing.
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