When is the best time to tell kids about an LGBTQ family member?


How should parents speak to their children about an LGBTQ family member? Author Sudi "Rick" Karatas says the earlier, the better.

His book, "Rainbow Relatives: Real-World Stories and Advice on How to Talk to Kids About LGBTQ+ Families and Friends," wittily delivers a must-read guide for many different situations involving queer family members.

Karatas delves into specific issues around a parent coming out, including some real world challenges like a bitter divorce or an unaccepting community. In a world where it's assumed you're straight, this guide includes what straight allies can do to help change those expectations.

Watch the video above to hear Karatas' best advice from the book. "Rainbow Relatives: Real-World Stories and Advice on How to Talk to Kids About LGBTQ+ Families and Friends," is available now.

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