July 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
Teens talk coming out at JCC

The second monthly meeting of parents of Jewish LGBT children took place at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center (JCC) on July 11. The topic for the meeting involved the teen experience.

A panel of college-aged young adults shared their journeys with a dozen parents who were eager to have a glimpse into the adolescent experience. The students spoke about the coming out process, challenges they have faced, support that has been useful and even shared advice for parents. The parents asked questions of the students and sought to become more knowledgeable about what parents can do to make the community a more accepting environment.

The social support group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the same location. The topics of conversation will vary. For more information, email mberman@jcc.org.

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