Coming Out of the Closet in Middle School
Mary McGonigle-Martin, M.S., P.P.S.
Mary is a school counselor and educator
at a middle school in Murrieta,
Mary has recently been faced with
offering support and a safe haven to a
13-year-old student, and her family, who
has come out to her as a Lesbian.
As a heterosexual dealing with a
conservative and prejudiced school and
community, Mary has stayed compassionate,
conscious and dedicated in her ability to
make this experience for her student, and
the school, a positive and affirming one.
Kids and teens today are more sexually
aware at an earlier age. Tune in to see
how parents and schools can effectively
and realistically integrate those kids
dealing with homosexual feelings.