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| Friday, March 18, 2011

Coming out as gay or lesbian can be one of the most difficult and life changing experiences for an individual as well as their family. Unsuspecting parents are usually caught off guard and can have a range of emotions from guilt, anger, to blaming themselves, and worst of all violence.

Lead with Love, a new documentary by Jenny Mackenzie and David M. Huebner aims to provide comfort, information, and guidance for parents who have recently learned that their son or daughter is lesbian, gay, or bisexual. The film follows four families as they share their honest reactions to hearing that their child is gay, including the intense emotions, fears, and questions that it raised. Interviews with psychologists, teachers, and clergy provide factual answers to parents' most commonly asked questions, as well as concrete guidance to help parents keep their children healthy and safe during this challenging time.

The filmmaker's have provided quick guide pdf's on their website for parents who have recently discovered that their child is gay or lesbian. I know my parents could have benefited form this if it were around when I came out.

Check out the trailer for Lead with Love below. You can order the DVD by visiting their official website.