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Daunting Challenge for Parents

Posted Monday, November 11, 2013

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Daunting Challenge for Parents New York Times national correspondent John Schwartz knew his son, Joseph, was gay long before the child came out. Before he could fully come to terms with his sexuality, Joseph tried to kill himself. Schwartz's memoir about his son's struggles, and eventual triumph, seeks not to dispense advice, but to share the experience with other families in similar circumstances. And he'll share his thoughts with us.


Community/Human Interest, Health, Parenting/Child Care, Mental Health


John Schwartz, author, Oddly Normal
Jeffrey Lox, chief clinical officer, Bellefaire JCB
Erich Merkle, Ph.D., Ed.S., NCSP, school psychologist, Akron Public Schools

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Mandel JCC Festival of Jewish Books and Authors
Cleveland PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

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