According to the latest statistics 5% of our population would identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), which in the past would have been referred to as 'gay'. When a child does come 'out' and informs parents that they wish to identify differently from the gender they were born, this can cause tension and a breakdown of that relationship on occasions. Parents and child can seem to drift apart as they both try to find reasons as to why this has occurred. Following the death of Leelah Alcorn in the US and the publicity that has resulted from her suicide it is probably even more appropriate for this group to exist.
The aim of the Lincolnshire Parents Support Group is to provide a space where parents can come together and discuss this journey. With mutual support they can, we hope and pray, continue to provide love and support to their child.
We have produced a website (lincsparentslgbt.org.uk) and a twitter account (@LGBTLIncs) with which people can make contact with us. There is a contact page on the website which directly links us by email.
If you or you are aware of people who may find this of benefit please do make contact. We will not publish details of who contacts us. We want to walk alongside all and help, support, care and listen.