about the author!

About the Author Sushma Agarwal was born and raised in New Delhi, India. After graduating at Delhi University, she married her husband, Vijay Agarwal, and moved to Canada in 1975. She became a mother in 1978 and again in 1980. While raising her two boys, Sushma worked in a number of fields, starting as a bank teller at Canada Trust and working her way up to owning her own business as a Certified Financial Planner selling financial products such as life insurance, mutual funds and Registered Educational Savings Plans.

After her journey with her gay son, Sushma vowed to help other parents, especially those in the Indian diaspora, cope with the pain that comes when a child reveals he or she is gay. Her hope is that Loving My Gay Child, written by an Indo-Canadian author from a mother’sperspective, will help others come to terms with their feelings and accept their children for who they are. She believes that all families, regardless of their culture and traditions, can overcome the hurt and shock they feel after learning that their loved one is gay. 

Sushma currently lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband. She enjoys playing with her grandchildren and studying spiritual teachings on human behavior. She continues to be active in PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

photos: Channa Photography