Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church, April, 2023

Welcome to the resource page, prepared especially for the parents of FGMB church wanting to learn about talking to kids about LGBTQ topics with their kids.

The pdf of the slide deck is here.  

Click on the images below to sample parenting resources for traditional and affirming perspectives. Suggestion: read both to learn as much as you can–with curiosity to learn. This will help you prepare for the conversations with your kids.

To learn more about the psychological distancing feeling of shame, take a look at Dr. Brené Brown’s TED talk, Listening to Shame. 

…and TEDx talk on the value of connections, as well as a video of two people telling their story of their son who was gay. This video is a good conversation starter if you want to practice talking about LGBTQ issues as a couple or with other parents.

Resource from traditional perspective
Resource from Affirming Organization