One of the things that makes this such a great book for parents with LGBT kids is Sushma’s love and honesty in telling her family’s story. It is a terrific addition to our library of books for parents.
Anne Creighton
President Toronto PFLAG
Inspired by unconditional love, a courageous mother comes to terms with society's misconceptions about LGBT-identified individuals and learns to accept and adore her gay son. This inspiring book is a must read guide, not only for anyone with an LGBT family member, but also for care providers. As a family physician, the wisdom and information gleaned from this book will definitely help me in caring for and counseling LGBT patients and their families in my practice.
Dr. Subodh D. Kanani, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This is a very engaging and personal account of a mother’s path to understanding and accepting her gay child. Although the work is written from a South Asian woman’s perspective, it’s relatable to all people of any culture or community. It’s of great value for any parent who is first made aware of their child’s sexuality, and it offers insights to the process by which they cannot only understand but embrace their child fully. As a psychotherapist who works with families and individuals dealing with similar experiences, I would highly recommend this book.
Vimi Gupta,
LCSW Personal Growth Psychotherapist Individual, Family and Couples Counseling Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loving My Gay Child is a wonderfully written book by an East Indian woman who has examined the history of homosexuality to better understand and accept her own son. The writer describes in moving detail the journey she has taken to love and accept her son with the support and encouragement of her husband, friends, and the South Asian community. Together, the writer and her husband have demonstrated that it is one’s own inhibitions that hold us back in loving our children for who they are instead of who we think they should be. The writer also shows the reader how the needs of our children change as they age, thus requiring less intervention and direction and more compassion and acceptance. The book is an eye-opening narration of both parents, who took a courageous step to assimilate into the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community and did so by conducting research, exploring, asking questions, and reaching out to all kinds of professionals such as medical doctors, psychiatrists, counsellors, therapists, librarians, friends, and many more. The writer ultimately brings us to the book’s natural conclusion that “one is born gay.” This bittersweet journey of a couple who come to terms with their son’s homosexuality is both heartfelt and sincere. It is a necessary read for any parent or family member struggling to accept the sexuality of their loved one.
Usha Bharadwaj
Special program’s Rtd.Tr. Toronto District School Board