I came here 3 years ago when my 11/12 year old daughter came out to me; first as a bisexual, then as a lesbian, now as bisexual again. When I came here, I was so afraid. Literally my hands shook as I typed. I was so afraid for her. But I was also not willing to admit that I was in mourning for my view of "her" life. I struggled for months to look at my own child and not think immediately "She's Gay! And she's going to be bullied and what do I do?" Now I can say happily that with my daughter at age 15, her sexuality is truly a non-issue. I know I never think of it as an issue. There is still a part of me that is ready to go to the school and stand up for her rights. Its the lawyer in me. But thanks to everyone that supported us through that weirdly hard time. It was so hard but now I don't even think about all of those fears. And I look at my daughter and only see the kid that got a perfect score on her Math standardized tests. : ) This is all to say Thanks EmptyClosets and those that stay in touch on this sub-forum. You helped so much.