How do I help my daughter understand that being lesbian or gay is normal and as acceptable as being straight?
I have a 14-year-old step-daughter who has come here 20 days back to visit us. We live in rural India where many people are not even aware of what homosexuality and preferences mean.
Today, while spending time with her, I discovered she is lonely, confused and frustrated.
Later, I discovered that she broke her friendship with her best friend over her friend's orientation.
Her best friend is a lesbian and when that poor girl confessed to my step-daughter, my step-daughter was confused and asked what it meant.
When she found out the meaning from the Internet, she immediately cut off with her friend and told her that "You are dirty and weird."