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12 Aug 2011

Gay Teen Girl
Hi, How do I deal with my almost 18 year old teenager that says that she is gay. She told us about 7 months ago and she is still seing the same girl (that is much older than my girl). I have released last month that this may not only be a stage that she is going throug but maybe she will stay this way. How do I go to work to accept this?
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Teen expert
Teen expert

01 Jan 0001

Hi Margaret,

this can be tough for any parent when they first hear about it, but the most important thing to remember is that your daughter has not changed somehow, she is still the person you know and love and her sexuality doesnt change that.

A couple of organisations that can help you deal with this are Triangle Project based in Cape Town, and Out based in Pretoria, they offer counselling services or perhaps telephonic support if you are not near these cities.

Best wishes
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