My 10-year-old just came out as gay – but is she too young? | The Sun

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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The important thing is to keep communication open, don’t dismiss her feelings and support her– whatever her sexuality.

Show her my support pack, Learning To Love.

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