Many Lesbian, Gay Teens Still Face Rejection by Parents

Many parents of lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) children take years to adjust after learning about their sexual orientation, a new study finds.

The study included more than 1,200 parents of LGB youth aged 10 to 25. The parents visited a website with LGB resources and were asked to complete a questionnaire.

Of those parents, 26% had learned that their child identified as LGB in the past month.

The parents were asked: “How hard is it for you, knowing that your son or daughter is gay, lesbian or