When you find out your child is homosexual, do not taunt or abuse him. Be patient and hear him out. Teens who are homosexual may already be having trouble accepting and coping with this fact, as they might be getting singled out and teased in school or college. Or they may be thinking that there is something wrong with them and they are not normal. Or they may be scared of telling anyone for fear of being ostracized in society. The fact that they are not like the majority can cause them intense worry as well as depression.
Let your child know that no matter what his or her sexual preference you will always be by their side and your love for them will remain the same. Let them know that all those who really matter will accept them for who they are. Trying to “correct” their sexual orientation in accordance with the general norm of society may be futile. Many people are “closet homosexuals” (those who have not declared their sexual preference to anyone). Many others are told by their family that it’s just a passing phase and there is nothing wrong with them. Many homosexuals also get married under such misconceptions or under family pressure. This normally leads to an unhappy life for the couple. So don’t force your child to conform to change his natural orientation-it may give you some temporary relief and joy, but it will surely ruin his future life.