07-31-2021 10:33 AM - last edited on 12-08-2021 02:37 PM by Philippa-RO
I am a new member to this forum. Today my Son took me to lunch and disclosed to me that he identifies as a Pansexual. He told me that he has been thinking about this since he has been 14 years old. Needless to say, I was shocked because I have asked him questions before on his sexuality and he always told me that he was a heterosexual male.
I just want to make sure that I am being fully supportive of my Son and his disclosure about his sexuality. Quite frankly, he could have told me he was a "unicorn" and I would have supported him no matter what because he is my Son and I love him very much.
My worry is how his father and society will react towards him. My son is also multiracial and has had comments of a racist nature made towards him and now add upon this his preference in sexuality.
How can I make sure that my Son remains safe and that I give him all the support necessary? Any advice would be appreciated.
08-01-2021 03:21 PM
Hello @Butterfly72 , I am sorry to hear that you have some concerns about your son moving forward. It sounds like you care a lot about your son and that he cares a lot about you too. Sounds like you have a supportive and understanding relationship with your son.
I have attached a link here to another thread that discusses supporting teens with their sexuality. Hopefully you find the other comments and links to be helpful .
09:00AM to 11:00PM
We are not a counselling or crisis service and we can't guarantee you'll get a reply, so if you need to talk nowClick here for help
The current time is Mon, 6:31 AM
(Australian Eastern time)