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March 02nd 2017:When Your Child is Gay: What You Need to Know

In this episode, Wesley C. Davidson and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes M.D. discuss their new and much needed book, When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need To Know. In the discussion with Host Suzanne Phillips, Wesley C. Davidson, shares her shock on realizing that her son is gay, her denial and the lack of resources available to her as a straight parent of an LGBT child in the 90’s. With her son’s permission and hindsight, she writes the book she needed for other parents. In the back and forth with host, Suzanne Phillips, Wesley Davidson and Dr. Tobkes discuss the denial, guilt, fear, anger, shame, and lo

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Wesley Cullen Davidson

Wesley Cullen Davidson is an award-winning freelance writer and journalist specializing in parenting as well as gay and lesbian content. She has written health and childcare magazine articles for parents in such publications as Adoptive Families, American Baby, and Good Housekeeping, to name just a few. This book draws on Wesley’s own experience in finding out her son was gay, her reactions and her journey from denial to discovery. For the past two years, Wesley has concentrated almost exclusively on the lesbian and gay community, specifically on advising straight parents of gay children on how to be better parents and raise happy, well-adjusted adults. Ms. Davidson writes a popular blog
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Dr. Jonathan L Tobkes

Jonathan L. Tobkes, MD, is a practicing psychiatrist in Manhattan. His patients include many gay/lesbian people as well as the straight parents of lesbians and gays. A cum laude Yale University graduate, Dr. Tobkes currently teaches at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. He lives in New York City
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Dr. Shawne Duperon

Dr. Shawne Duperon is one of the parents interviewed for the book, When Your Child is Gay. She joins Wesley Davidson and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes on the show to share her experience finding out that her fourteen-year-old son is gay. Dr. Shawne Duperson is the founder of Project: Forgive, a non-profit leadership foundation that reaches millions in social media and is endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She's received the honor of a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for the work she's doing on global forgiveness. She is a Six-Time Emmy® winner featured in major media including, CNN, ABC, "Inc. Magazine," and "USA Today” to name a few.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live 23/11/2017 11:00 23/11/2017 12:00 Psych Up Live https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live In this episode, Wesley C. Davidson and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes M.D. discuss their new and much needed book, When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need To Know. In the discussion with Host Suzanne Phillips, Wesley C. Davidson, shares her shock on realizing that her son is gay, her denial and the lack of resources available to her as a straight parent of an LGBT child in the 90’s. With her son’s permission and hindsight, she writes the book she needed for other parents. In the back and forth with host, Suzanne Phillips, Wesley Davidson and Dr. Tobkes discuss the denial, guilt, fear, anger, shame, and loss suffered by parents and children on the road to acceptance. They are joined by Dr. Shawnee Dawson, one of the parents interviewed. Dr. Tobkes shares some of the professional advice he provides at the end of each chapter. With respect and compassion, he normalizes feelings, addresses myths, and reduces fear. This is a show that you can’t miss. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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