26% of LGBT youth are told to leave home
LGBT youth hear anti-gay slurs on average 26 times a day
43% of trans-identified persons attempted suicide
30% of suicides are LGBT
When Rishi Agarwal, then 23 years old decided to come out to his parents he wasn’t sure what their reaction would be – would his mother cry would his father be furious, would they disown him?
Instead His father said: “This is always your home. You will always be our son.”
They joined a PFlag group and started educating themselves and most recently started a PFlag group in Oakville.
PFLAG Canada is Canada’s only national organization that helps all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to all individuals with questions or concerns, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Rishi Agarwal shares his story.