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Christian Parents with LGBTQ Children

If you are a Christian parent of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) child you may feel alone. You may think that you are the only one who feels this way. You might even believe that no one else could understand your journey. But…

You are not alone.

Below is a list of Christian parents who have LGBTQ children and have volunteered to share their experiences with you. They would love to listen to your story, talk with you, cry with you, laugh with you, and come alongside you. Most of these parents are not counselors or psychologists; they are simply fellow pilgrims on this journey. They don’t have all the answers. They may not have their theological positions all figured out. But these parents know what you are going through and want to help.
The parents on this list come from all different backgrounds, Christian denominations, and beliefs about this conversation. They may not have the same theology as you or feel the exact same way about this topic but they will listen and give advice with compassion and understanding. While these parents are not official representatives of The Marin Foundation and may not reflect a particular theological position (whether conservative or progressive), we have heard their stories and know them to be great resources. What they have in common is a desire to love their children and stay true to their Christian faith.

When contacting these parents, please mention that you got their information from The Marin Foundation. If you write them an email, include “The Marin Foundation” in the subject line so that the message is not discarded as junk.

If you would like for us to help you choose who to contact from this list let us know. If you do not see your area listed we may still be able to help you find someone nearby. There are some parents who asked not to be listed here who would still love to talk with you. To get their information, as well as the contact information for any of the listed parents below, please email Laura at Lstatesir@gmail.com.

If you have any feedback for us about this list or would like to be included on this list, please email Lstatesir@gmail.com.

 

PARENT NAME

 LOCATION

 DESCRIPTION

 PERSONAL NOTE

 

ARIZONA

Lolly de Jonge Phoenix, AZ mother of a gay daughter Lolly is the proud mother of a gay daughter and daughter-in-law.  She is a nondenominational Christian who has been an ally of LGBTQ people for decades.
Rachel Phoenix, AZ mother of a lesbian daughter Rachel has a lesbian daughter, and is a follower of Christ. She has a strong desire to help families who are on the same journey.
Susan Hughes Sedona, AZ mother of a gay son Susan has a gay son and is a member of a United Church of Christ (UCC) congregation. She is part of PFLAG in her area.
 

ARKANSAS

Lisa Arkansas mother of a lesbian daughter Lisa has a lesbian daughter. Lisa comes from a Church of Christ background.
Sanda Chai, M.D. Little Rock, AR mother of a gay son Sandy and her husband, John, are the repentant parents of a gay son. “We don’t repent that he’s gay, only that we spent too many years failing to understand how the Church, and, passively, we ourselves, have messaged the LGBT community so unlovingly. We were not perfect parents when he came out, but the Lord has moved us to a place where we now want to help others in the church to repent and bring these lost lambs back into our fold, where they belong.”
Patrice Stewart Northwest Arkansas mother of a gay son (deceased) Having been raised in Florida, Patrice’s upbringing was in the Southern Baptist Church. She is now a member of the Unity Church. She is President of the NWA PFLAG Chapter and has been involved with PFLAG for over 20 years, serving in various capacities. She is also involved with HIV/AIDS Education and Support.
 

CALIFORNIA

Helen Laird Berkeley, CA mother of a gay son Helen has a gay son who came out in 1992. She has a Catholic background and was a nun for 8 years. She is part of PFLAG in her area. She does not believe her son chose to be gay.
Jenny Naughton Diamond Bar,
CA
mother of a gay son Jenny has one child; a son who is gay. Jenny is Catholic and a Master Catechist. In 2007, she founded “Always Our Children,” a support group for parents of gay and lesbian children. She is on the Board of Directors for Fortunate Families, a national support group for Catholic Families with LBGT children.
Barbara Vasser Moorpark, CA mother of a gay son Barbara has a gay son. She grew up in a Christian home and the Lutheran Church.
Pat & Shelley Evert Placentia, CA parents of a gay son & a lesbian daughter Pat and Shelley are the parents of a gay son and a lesbian daughter. Until recently, they were part of a very conservative evangelical church, but now are members of a church that welcomes LGBT members. “Though we struggled very much when our children first came out, we now see this journey as one of the best things that could have happened!”
Marlene Lund Oakland, CA mother of a gay daughter Marlene is the proud mother of her gay adult daughter. Although she grew up in many different denominations, she has been a Presbyterian through most of her adult life. Marlene helps facilitate a group for parents of LGBTQ children at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, under the oversight of Berkeley Christian Counselors. She co-chairs her local PFLAG chapter and is involved with the private Facebook group for Christian moms of LGBTQ kids. She contributed a video to the Not All Like That Christians Project.
Carin Pollack San Diego, CA mother of a gay son Carin is a mother of two children; one of whom is gay. They are a family of Jesus followers. Carin raised her children in Bible-based Protestant churches. Her son came out just over 6 years ago.
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Chris Rader San Diego, CA father of a gay son Chris has a gay son. Chris grew up in a Presbyterian church. He is currently a pastor in a nondenominational church. Chris is the author of Unconditional Dad. A Father and Pastor’s Journey Through the Words: ‘Dad, I’m Gay.’
Laura Rader San Diego, CA mother of a gay son Laura has a gay son who was raised in church. She discovered he was gay when he was 17 years old and preparing to leave for college.
Ron & Heidi Koronkowski Santa Cruz, CA parents of a transgender child Ron and Heidi have a transgender child (FTM). They run a support group for parents called Transfamily Support.
 

COLORADO

Fran Love Denver, CO mother of a lesbian daughter Fran has a lesbian daughter. Fran comes from a strong missions evangelical background. She currently attends the Mile High Vineyard Church in Denver.
Sheri Lowrance Denver, CO mother of 2 lesbian daughters Sheri has two lesbian daughters.
 

CONNECTICUT

Eric & Terri Gatten New Milford, CT parents of 2 gay children Eric and Terri have a gay son and a lesbian daughter.
Kathy Duggan Norwich, CT mother of a gay son Kathy has a gay son. She is Catholic.
 

FLORIDA

Silvana Florida mother of a lesbian daughter Silvana has a lesbian daughter. Silvana grew up in a Catholic household but she and her daughter did not become followers of Christ until later in life.
Nathan Deltona, FL father of a gay son Nathan has an adopted son who came out as gay at 13 and who has lived with him and his wife since he was almost 8. Nathan raised his family in a conservative Christian household. From Nathan: “My wife and I love him and accept him.”
Dr. William Klein Orlando, FL father of a (deceased) gay son Bill lost his 19 year old son (who was gay) two years ago in a tragic accident. In addition, he and his wife Sharon have four other children. As a devout, faith-filled, practicing Roman Catholic, Bill is a resource to discuss parental/adolescent faith, sexual identity, and sibling relational issues. He blogs at dogtorbill.wordpress.com
Debby McCrary Orlando, FL mother of a gay son Debby has a gay son. She comes from a Church of Christ background.
Leslie Kelly South Florida mother of a transgender child & lesbian daughter Leslie has a transitioning transgender (FTM) child (formerly lesbian) and also a second lesbian daughter. She is a Christ follower with conservative views and currently attends a Baptist church. She has a website called His Garden of Grace.
Colleen Hellen Tampa, FL mother of a lesbian daughter Colleen has a lesbian daughter. Colleen is part of PFLAG in her area.
 

GEORGIA

Clay & Sandy         Bodnarek Atlanta area,
GA
parents of a gay son Clay and Sandy have a gay son. He came out at the age of 18 and was raised in the evangelical church.
Johnny & Jenny
Carr
Augusta, GA parents of a gay son Johnny and Jenny have a gay son. They all love Jesus and are trying to navigate life within the context of HIS way for each of them.
 

ILLINOIS

John & Eva Chicago, IL parents of a transgender
daughter
John and Eva have a transgender daughter.
Dave & Lisa           Wilcoxen Chicago, IL parents of a lesbian daughter Dave and Lisa have a lesbian daughter. They are nondenominational and going to a Community church. Their daughter has walked away from her faith at this time.
Janet  Chicago area, IL mother of a gay son Janet has three children, one of whom is a boy who is gay. She grew up Catholic but as an adult started going to a nondenominational Christian church.
Hank & Sally
Smith
Chicago suburb,
IL
parents of a gay son Hank and Sally have a gay son. They are members of a nondenominational Evangelical church. Sally is part of her church’s Care
1-to-1 listening ministry.
John & Lori
Adams
Chicago suburb,
IL
parents of a gay son John and Lori have a gay son who came out in high school. Their faith background is Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA).
Rich & Sue
Greeley
Chicago suburb,
IL
parents of a son who
no longer identifies as gay
Rich and Sue have a son who no longer identifies as gay. They have been on this journey for 15 years. They hold parent support meetings in Wheaton, IL.
Karyn Justice Lansing, IL mother of a gay son Karyn is the mom of a gay son. She is of the Reformed background. Karyn found out her son was gay when he was 17; he is now 26. She leads a support group at her church for mom’s of gay and/or lesbian children.
 

INDIANA

Lori Wise Batesville, IN mother of a gay son & a lesbian daughter Lori has a gay son and a lesbian daughter. She is from an American Baptist background and now attends a nondenominational church.
Edith Hines Gary, IN mother of a lesbian daughter Edith is the proud Christian mother of a beautiful, strong, educated, loving lesbian daughter who from birth has brought a new light to her life. Edith says, “No one that stands in the pulpit, or sits next to you in the pew, holds your eternity. No man or woman can ever pull you or your child that is saved from the hand of God. God don’t make junk and your child is /was a gift. They may unwrap differently but they are your gift. Let them shine.”
Shelley Huff South Bend, IN mother of a gay stepson Shelley has a gay stepson who she has helped raise since the age of 9. He is now 34.
Susan Polly Wolcottville, IN mother of a gay son Susan has a gay son. She is a Christian and belongs to a church affiliated with Calvary Chapel.
 

KANSAS

Patty Robb Kansas City area (Olathe), KS mother of a lesbian daughter Patty and her husband Harry have a lesbian daughter. Patty was raised in the Catholic Church but now attends a nondenominational Christian church.
Ruth Cooper Overland Park,
KS
mother of a gay son Ruth has a son who is gay that came out in high school. She is a member of the United Methodist Church and grew up Southern Baptist. She is also a member of PFLAG Kansas City, MO Metro area.
 

MAINE

Ann Vaughan Saco, ME mother of a gay son Ann has a gay son who is a Christian, went to a Christian college, is 23 years old, and just came out last Thanksgiving (2013).
 

MARYLAND

Susan Hillis Baltimore, MD mother of a gay son Susan has a gay son. Susan grew up Catholic and raised her children in the Catholic denomination.
Karen McLaren Bowie, MD mother of a transgender son Karen’s child first came out as a lesbian woman at age 18, then as a transgender man at 24. Karen and her husband raised their three children in a nondenominational evangelical church.
Steve & Teri Augustine Howard County, MD parents of a gay son Teri and Steve have a gay son. They are active in their nondenominational evangelical church. Teri leads a group of moms who meet monthly in the form of a book club. From Teri, “We learn, encourage, pray, eat and laugh together, but most importantly, we have learned to love our kids and their gay friends in ways we never thought possible.and we have grown in our love for them!” Steve is always happy to meet with other dads.
Beverly Rochford Pasadena, MD mother of a gay son Beverly has a gay son. She grew up in the Baptist Church but now attends a nondenominational church.
 

MICHIGAN

Melinda Michigan mother of a gay son Melinda has a gay son. She presently attends an evangelical Lutheran Church but she raised her kids in a nondenominational church.
Bob & Ardith Kruis Grand Rapids,
MI
parents of a gay son Bob and Ardy attend the Christian Reformed Church. Thier son came out his junior year while attending Calvin College. He has been married almost three years.
John Ross
Thompson
Grand Rapids,
MI
father of 2 gay
children
John has a gay son and a lesbian daughter. John is United Methodist.
Dave Howell, MI father of a SSA son Dave has a son who “struggles with same-sex attraction”. As a student at Moody Seminary, Dave has a faith and love ministry for family members of those who “struggle”.
Jim & Madelyn        Cosens Plymouth, MI parents of a gay son Jim and Madelyn have a gay son and are members of an Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).
 

MIDWEST Region

Phil & LeAnn Midwest parents of a gay son Phil and LeAnn have a gay son who came out when he was 21. They’ve been on this journey for almost 6 years. They are from a conservative evangelical background.

MINNESOTA

Dave & Tami            Moberg Minneapolis
area, MN
parents of a gay son Dave and Tami have a gay son. Their son blogs at Registered Runaway.
Lisa Minneapolis
area, MN
mother of a lesbian daughter Lisa has a lesbian daughter who grew up in an Evangelical Christian background.
 

MISSOURI

Gloria DeGeare Ballwin, MO mother of a lesbian daughter Gloria has a lesbian daughter. Gloria grew up Southern Baptist and has followed a nondenominational Christian faith, combined with Native American spirituality as well.
 

NEBRASKA

Tony & Sandy
Kafka
Omaha, NE parents of a gay son Tony and Sandy have a gay son. They are a ministry couple in the Christian Church. They raised four children, including their gay son, in a rural community. He is now married to a man.
 

NEVADA

Anita & Wesley Stephens Las Vegas, NV parents of a gay son Anita and Wesley have a gay son. They grew up in the Mormon Church and raised their children in the Mormon tradition.
 

NEW ENGLAND

Joe DiLoreto New England father of a gay son Joe has a gay son who was raised a Christian in the Church of the Nazarene.
Mary New England mother of a gay son Mary has a gay son who came out at 19. Mary raised her children in a Christian church.
 

NEW JERSEY

Jim & Anne-Marie Mercadante central New Jersey parents of a gay son Jim and Anne-Marie both grew up in evangelical Christian homes and churches. They continue to be Christ followers and are part of a contemporary CMA church on the Jersey Shore. They have 3 wonderful sons; one who is gay and came out at age 12. He is now 15 years old and they enjoy a loving and affirming relationship with him as well as their other beloved sons
 

NEW YORK

Anne De Muro Poughkeepsie,
NY
mother of a gay son Anne is a proud mother of a gay son. She has a Catholic background (went to Catholic grade school, high school and college and was a Catholic school teacher). Anne is an (very) active Board Member of GLSEN Hudson Valley.
Joe & Laura Bergquist New York City, NY parents of a gay son Joe and Laura come from a background in conservative SBC and Evangelical denominations. They are now attending a Presbyterian church (PCA). They are professionally involved in the arts and theatre communities. Their son is preparing for the Episcopal priesthood.
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Kim Dent Charlotte, NC mother of a lesbian daughter Kim has a lesbian daughter who is a Christian. Her daughter grew up in a nondenominational, spirit-filled church. Kim is a member of a nondenominational church and has served as Women’s Ministry director in the past. She blogs at DandelionWinds.com
Helen King Lake Junaluska,
NC
mother of a lesbian daughter Helen has a lesbian daughter. Helen is United Methodist and part of the Parents Reconciling Network.
 

OHIO

Judy Volkar Avon, OH mother of a gay son Judy has a gay son. Judy grew up in the Independent Baptist denomination but now attends an open and affirming UCC church. She is pro gay marriage. She has counseled other moms through www.gaychristian.net.
Vince Volkar Avon, OH father of a gay son Vince has a gay son. Vince was raised Roman Catholic but spent the bulk of his life in protestant churches. He now attends an open and affirming UCC congregation. He is a member of PFLAG. He believes: “It is the duty of God’s Holy Spirit to direct how people live and in the challenges presented to us by Jesus to go beyond ‘what is written’.”
Diane Lewis-Thielman Columbus, OH mother of a gay son Diane has a gay son. She is a former Presbyterian who is now a member of a UCC affiliate church.
 

OREGON

Dana Kvernland Portland, OR mother of a gay son Dana is the mother of an adult gay son that came out at 13. She attends an Evangelical Presbyterian church and is an advocate for LGBTQ, both in and out of the church. She is involved in a secret Facebook group for moms of LGBTQ children.
Heidi Jones Sherwood, OR mother of a celibate
son
Heidi has a son who “struggles with same-sex attraction” but feels called to remain celibate. Her son is passionate about his Christian faith and believes that same-sex relationships are not what God intended.
 

PENNSYLVANIA

Lori Central Pennsylvania mother of a gay son Lori has a gay son. She spent many years on staff with an evangelical para-church campus ministry.
Betsy Henning Erie, PA mother of a gay son Betsy has four sons, the oldest of which is gay. She raised her boys in a conservative CMA (Christian & Missionary Alliance) church. She has recently moved to an Evangelical Lutheran church.
John & Debbie
Lutz
Erie, PA parents of a gay son John and Debbie have a gay son.
Mark & Susan      Shopland Indiana, PA parents of a gay son Mark and Susan have a gay son. They are members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Susan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Gay Christian Network.
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Jeff & Miriam
Payne
Columbia, SC parents of a lesbian daughter Jeff and Miriam have a lesbian daughter who is married to a lesbian. They raised their family in the Presbyterian Church in America and continue to be active members of a PCA church.
Christie Blanton Spartanburg, SC mother of a lesbian daughter Christie has a lesbian daughter.
 

TENNESSEE

Linda Doan Blountville, TN mother of a gay son Linda has a gay son.
Amy Chattanooga,
TN
mother of a bisexual daughter Amy has a bisexual teenage daughter. Amy is a straight Christian single mom.
Giny Franklin, TN mother of a gay son Giny has a gay son. She is Christian. From Giny: “I was totally surprised when my son came out to us, but it’s turned out okay.”
Bob & Joyce
Swing
Knoxville, TN parents of a lesbian daughter Bob and Joyce have a lesbian daughter. They are advocates in the United Methodist movement, Reconciling Ministries Network. Their daughter has an adopted 7 year-old child.
Miriam Upton Memphis, TN mother of a gay son Miriam is the mother of a gay son. She is an imperfect but persistent follower of Jesus who is from a Church of Christ background. She does not claim to have all the answers but will humbly walk along side others as they search for theirs.
Kathy Ditlevson Nashville, TN mother of a lesbian daughter Kathy has a lesbian daughter. From Kathy, “I have come to a peaceful resolution within the context of my faith regarding my daughter’s homosexuality.”
 

TEXAS

JR & Melissa
Hoyne
Texas parents of a lesbian daughter JR and Melissa have a lesbian daughter who came out in college. They are affiliated with the United Methodist Church. They say: “We love and accept our daughter whole-heartedly and seek to build bridges of understanding between parents and gay children. We are also committed to changing hearts and minds within the Evangelical community, so that gay and lesbian persons can feel welcomed to join in seeking God’s love and being disciples of Christ!”
Liz Dyer Texas mother of a gay son Liz has a gay son who came out in 2006. She grew up in the Baptist Church.
Gil & Gail
Vollmering
Arlington, TX parents of a gay son Gil and Gail have a teenage gay son. They come from a Church of Christ background.
Rob & Susan
Cottrell
Austin, TX parents of a lesbian daughter & a queer daughter From Susan & Rob: “When our daughter came out, we realized how completely unequipped–and unChristlike– the non-affirming church is on the LGBTQ issue. Susan wrote “Mom, I’m Gay”: Loving Your LGBT Child Without Sacrificing Your Faith, and is now working on “My Child is Gay: Now What?” Susan blogs at FreedHearts.com. ​Susan is Co-VP of PFLAG Austin and leads retreats and conferences for LGBTQ parents and their kids.
Jana Cox Dallas, TX mother of a lesbian daughter Jana has a lesbian daughter who married her partner two years ago. Jana was raised Southern Baptist. Her children attended a private Christian school. From Jana: “Our family’s journey has not been easy, but our faith has been made stronger over time and my husband and I have come to love and accept her wife as much as we do our daughter.”
Sam & Beth
Holland
Dallas, TX parents of a gay son Sam and Beth have a 22 year old gay son. They currently attend an evangelical church. Beth had left her faith in college but then returned to it when her son came out. From Beth: “It was discouraging to find that gay and Christian didn’t coexist happily. I have been working to reconcile the two without sacrificing the truth of either.”
Connie Dupuis Grapevine, TX mother of a bisexual
son
Connie has a bisexual son who came out a few years ago. Connie grew up Southern Baptist and now attends a nondenominational church in the DFW area.
Beth Houston, TX mother of a lesbian daughter Beth has a lesbian daughter. Beth has been a long time member of the United Methodist Church. Her church has a support group for Christian parents.
Donna Scheel San Antonio, TX mother of a gay son Donna has a gay son. Donna comes from a Church of Christ background and now attends a Bible church.
 

VIRGINIA

Mark & Kristine      Schnarr Arlington, VA parents of a gay son Mark and Kristine have a 27 year old gay son whom they love unconditionally and who came out to them 4 years ago.
Pat & Debbie       Gallagher  Stafford, VA parents of a gay son Pat and Debbie have three children. One son, an identical twin, is gay. Pat and Debbie are members of the United Methodist Church.
Aimee Bechtle Vienna, VA (Washington DC) mother of a gay son Aimee has a gay teenage son. She is Catholic. Read her story HERE.
Tom & Loretta
Rich
Virginia Beach, VA parents of a gay son Tom and Loretta’s son came out at 18. They say: “From the moment he told us, we affirmed our love, respect and acceptance, regardless of his orientation. The predominance of fundamentalism in southern Virginia has been challenging for our family. Our faith in Christ remains strong and drives our desire to relate and share His unconditional love of all His creation, and to honor the integrity of all committed relationships.”
 

WASHINGTON

Gretchen Holtz Seattle area,
WA
mother of a transgender child Gretchen has a 21 year old transgender son who is also gay. She is a parent partner at a mental health facility and is active in her local United Methodist church, although she does not consider herself any denomination. She is finishing her degree in health and human services with a desire to specialize in the homeless LGBTQ population, and to help people understand the T in LGBTQ a little better.
Kirk & Amy Lauckner Seattle, WA parents of a gay son Kirk and Amy have a gay son. They are from a nondenominational evangelical background. They are also in full time Christian ministry with a nondenominational conservative organization.
Carol Lundemo Seattle, WA mother of a lesbian daughter Carol has a lesbian daughter, who came out at the age of 25 after great personal anguish. Carol attends a nondenominational community church.
Rob & Linda        Robertson Seattle, WA parents of a
(deceased) gay son
Rob and Linda speak all over the country about their journey with their gay son. Linda blogs at Justbecausehebreathes.com and runs a private Facebook group for Christian moms with LGBT children. If you are interested in joining the group, find Linda Mueller Robertson on Facebook and send her a message.
Dan & Sheri southwest Washington parents of a gay son Dan and Sheri have a 24 year-old gay son. They were raised in Free Methodist/Assembly of God churches but attended various churches while raising their family. From Sheri: “We love the Lord and, even through difficult circumstances, our journey through life has been made richer because of His unconditional grace and love.”
Jim P. & Kristina P. Tacoma, WA parents of a gay son Jim and Kristina have a gay son. He is 21. They all have been going to a reformed church for 15 years. From Kristina: ”We both struggle with balancing the Word of God with the reality of having a gay son.”
 

WEST VIRGINIA

Alise Chaffins Morgantown, WV mother of a pansexual/transgender son Alise is the fully affirming mom of her pansexual/transgender son, along with 3 other biological children and 2 stepchildren. She experienced the love of Jesus full force in 1988 and has felt compelled to share that love with everyone, including the marginalized, ever since. She blogs at knittingsoul.com.
 

WISCONSIN

Pat & Jane Wisconsin parents of a gay son Patrick and Jane have a gay son. They attend an evangelical conservative Anglican church.
Todd & ShelleyAppel Wisconsin parents of a gay son Todd and Shelley have a gay son. They were raised in the Lutheran Church and Congregational Church. When their son came out they were attending an Evangelical church which did not accept homosexuality. They have since left that church. From Shelley: “We feel more spiritual and peaceful with our faith since experiencing our son’s coming out and our journey to accept it!!”
John & Karen
Wirch
Green Bay, WI parents of a gay son John and Karen have a gay son. John and Karen were raised in the Missouri Lutheran Senate and brought their children up in a community church. They now attend a UCC church that is open and affirming of LGBT persons.
 

ANONYMOUS

Identity [anonymous] Parents of a gay son Parents of a gay son.
 

CANADA

Blair & Sharon MacDonald Calgary, Alberta parents of a gay son Blair and Sharon have a gay son.
Lolly de Jonge Calgary, Alberta mother of a gay daughter Lolly is the proud mother of a gay daughter and daughter-in-law.  She is a nondenominational Christian who has been an ally of LGBTQ people for decades.
Murray & Linda Calgary, Alberta parents of a lesbian daughter Murray and Linda have a lesbian daughter who was raised in a very fundamental Evangelical church. Their daughter is a committed Christian with a degree in Pastoral Ministry who is currently working in a gay affirming church.
Merrietta Skold British Columbia mother of a transgender child Merrietta has a fully transitioned transgender gay son (FTM). Merrietta raised her child in Seventh-day Adventist and Mormon churches. Her son now attends the United Church in Canada.
Neil & Gail
McKeown
Vancouver, BC parents of a gay son Neil and Gail have a gay son. They are Christ followers who come from a Catholic and Pentecostal Word of Faith background.
 

AUSTRALIA

Darryl & Laura Queensland parents of a gay son Darryl and Laura have a gay son. Darryl and Laura have been happily married for 41 years and raised their four children in a strong Christian family.