Out to the Family

Out to the Family

DVD2008 15 Minutes

Animated programme designed to raise awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers.

As teenagers develop into adults, it is natural for them to question their sexuality, This can be extremely painful for some people. If they are attracted to someone of their own sex, they may be very anxious that people will discriminate against them. Any worries about gender identity which may be present from an early age, become even more disturbing as children enter their teens. Parents support is vital for these young people, who are often lonely, isolated and afraid. But many parents who discover that their children are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are shocked, confused and upset.

Some react in the heat of the moment with grief, anger or even rejection. Later they may deeply regret the damage caused to their family relationships. This animated film shows six families, from a wide range of backgrounds, coming to terms with the developing sexual or gender identity of a son or daughter. It aims to help parents and others to understand more about the issues facing their LGBT teenagers, and how best to help them. Family acceptance and support can make all the difference for young people who may be at risk of serious, even life threatening, social or mental health problems. Suitable for young people, parent and families. With booklet.

This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.00. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.