The best thing you can do to protect yourself is have a doctor who you trust, who performs regular checkups. Great parenting and great advice. Being a parent is an exercise in expecting the unexpected. The only drug approved for PrEP is Truvada, but more are on the way. The real possibility of having to explain to my religious family what I had been doing never crossed my mind. After some soul-searching and many late-night talks with my husband, we decided to first tell the parents of his closest friends so they could be ready to answer any questions. These days, kids as young as 9 are already being taught about attraction in school.
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Our seven-year-old son told us he was gay
You do not have to know what you want. I spent time around him and his partner and never thought of it. He has been caught kissing boys in his after school program we have established is not okay to kiss boys OR girls besides mommy and daddy, for germ and personal space issues. Photo in Syria Gay fathers participating in the pride parade. As a society we tend to assume that all kids are straight, but that is just not true. His simple explanation of wanting to marry a boy when he grows up reflects an understanding of what the possibilities are for love, and how natural it is to be gay.
You have activated your account, please feel free to browse our exclusive contests, videos and content. Be gentle, and go slow! Many of us wait until we leave our parents and have our own places to live — which affords us the privacy and freedom to start experimenting. I worried about bullying, of course, and also that his friends might not react favourably. These questions and more are covered here. So, it is our responsibility to seek knowledge.