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Could 'Glee' Actually Be Turning More Kids Gay?

No. It's not. And if you worry about your kid "turning gay," please don't.

Could 'Glee' Actually Be Turning More Kids Gay?

Sexuality is complex. It's certainly not the either/or, choice/born-this-way matter it's made out to be in mainstream conversations. Scientists and keen social observers are constantly adding to the dialogue. But as far as any of us are concerned, gayness has always been a thing, it's not something anyone should be forced to hide or change, and we all have a right to be happy.


So if you're a parent of a gay kid who's trying to find a good way to open up the conversation, start with what you already know: He/She is your child, whom you love very much, and whom you want to be happy.

With that as your guide, everything should shake out just fine.

For extended commentary on the list above, check out this post by Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo, co-founders of the Parents Project and co-authors of "This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids."

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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