No one teaches us how to help and protect our gay children. When 50, copies of the book, Parents, Please Walk Your Children Through Puberty, were handed out to parents, 18 PFLAG mothers sent an open letter on Aug 27 to the Hangzhou Education Bureau, demanding that it recalled the books and revised the relevant sections for the second edition. I couldn't even stand hearing the word 'homosexual'," Xu says, adding she has had insomnia since that day. In the meantime, there are hearts to heal, and the healing process has to begin at home. Eighteen mothers from PFLAG China publicly criticized a sex education booklet that described homosexuality as a kind of "sexual deviance" and was distributed to parents of middle school students in Hangzhou, in August last year.
The NGO comprises parents of lesbians and gays in China.
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In the meantime, there are hearts to heal, and the healing process has to begin at home. Her year-old son Zhang Lingxuan revealed his sexual orientation in Fan says people of her generation are relatively traditional and conservative toward homosexuality, but "we need to update our outlook. For Xiao, Xu and PFLAG, it is an uphill battle to educate the public about homosexuality, when most are reluctant to accept it and fear that their line will come to a premature end. Madrid Open tennis tournament Shooting suspect quiet as he faces court Bomb, gun attacks kill in Iraq Second child is a growing option Boys have lower bar for university entry Shooting brings back gun debate Fighting continues in Syria Capital flood death toll hits 37 Weekly Photos: The NGO comprises parents of lesbians and gays in China. We may think we can help by trying to change them, but we need to love them for who they are.