Fortunate Parents: the testimonies of Christian parents struggling with the discovery of homosexual children
The book was published by “La Tenda di Gionata (Jonathan’s Tent),” an Italian LGBTQ organization that aims to reconcile “homosexuality and faith.” “La Tenda” was started by Father David Esposito, a Catholic priest who found that many families did not know how to accompany their LGBTQ children on their journeys, sometimes causing harm due to lack of understanding or experience.
In the book’s foreword, Father Gian Luca Carrega of the Diocese of Torino writes that the publication is “a denunciation of the ecclesial isolation that [LGBTQ children] have experienced […] which makes us wonder deeply about the meaning of our being Church.”In an accompanying video (which can be viewed with English subtitles), several Italian couples are interviewed about their experience with discovering their adult children are LGBTQ and their journey to reconciliation. Though all parents have grown to accept their children, not all had an easy path.
Fortunate Parents. The testimonies of Christian parents struggling with the discovery of homosexual children
A “blessing” that changed our lives by Mara and Augostino
The time my son told me ‘I’m in love with a guy’ by Dea Santonico
Il dono del coming out di Andrea e Silvia
A network of love and care by Marisa and Angelo
A benevolent gaze by Corrado and Michela
Una giornata dai mille colori di Serenella e Salvatore
My child is gay? Let’s talk about it
How can I stay on course and not lose my way?
Books that can be ordered in local bookstores
Films worth watching
“Jonathan’s Tent”. Publishes Resources on Experiences of Italian Parents with LGBTQ Children, by Melissa Feito, newwaysministry.org (USA), May 9, 2020
From “Tenda di Gionata” a booklet with experiences from Parents which has helped us understand the pastoral needs of our LGBT children, Article published in Noi famiglia & vita, monthly supplement of Avvenire, newspaper of the Italian Episcopal Conference, 26 May 2019, pp.36-37