DEAR DEIDRE: WHEN my ten-year-old daughter told me she is a lesbian, I was flabbergasted.
I can’t believe someone so young can be certain of her sexuality.
I am her 44-year-old mum, and I didn’t think about sexuality until my teens.
My daughter has always been a bit of a tomboy.
If she is gay, I will love her as much as ever, and she’ll have my full support.
But I can’t help wondering if someone has influenced her, or if she’s seen something in the media.
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I’m not sure how to talk to her about this.
I don’t want to make her think I doubt her or disapprove.
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DEIDRE SAYS: Your daughter may have developed feelings for another girl, or perhaps she heard the term “lesbian” and relates to it.
She may well be lesbian – and many gay people say they knew from childhood.
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