Home' LOTL : Sep 11 Contents We love them, we hate them. We can’t live with
them, we can’t live without them!
Family is an often recurring theme among st our callers here at Gay and
Lesbian Switchboard. S ome of them call to talk to us about coming
out to their parents or siblings, how that might look like and ways in
which they can approach the situation. Others call to talk about coming
out to their kids or to chat about how to deal with family members who are
less than suppor tive of their sexuality.
On the flip side there are those who call to ask about the available
resources or how to better support their g ay son or daughter.
We often get mixed reactions about our sexuality from a variety of
people but it does tend to hurt more if your family is less than supportive of
your sexuality. If you find yourself in such a situation, look to your friends
and other loved ones for support so that you do not feel alone. Do not
discount the supp ort that they
can provide you with.
remember is that while there
are a rang e of issues that we
might face when dealing with
family, there are resources
available out there for those
seeking support. These include
community groups or social
ser vices. How varied these
resources are might depend on
where you live but take a trip
down to your local librar y or
video store to see if you can
If you feel like you ne ed supp ort on how to deal with your family
situation or just need a listening ear, give us a call and have a chat with our
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard has ser ved the Victorian lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities as a fre e,
anonymous and confidential telephone counselling and information
ser vice since 1991.
Our volunte er counsellors identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
and are traine d to counsel you on a rang e of issues, whether you’re thinking
of coming out to your family, experiencing a lack of support at home or
str ug gling with parts of your relationship.
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It does tend to
hurt more if your
family is less than
supportive of your
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard
Counselling: (03) 9663 2939 (Melbourne) or 1800 184 527 (Regional Victoria
Monday to Thursday 6pm to 10pm; Wednesdays 2pm to 10pm; Friday,
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