During the last few years, Wesley has concentrated her writing on the lesbian and gay community. When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need To Know is co-authored with Jonathan L. Tobkes, M.D. and is Wesley’s first book.
Wesley’s popular blog http://www.straightparentgaykid.blogspot.com gives tips to straight parents of gay children on how to deal with the issues raising LGBT children. She was a frequent contributor to the websites gaynewspulse.com and gayagenda.com.
Before authorship of When Your Child Is Gay, Wesley wrote for women’s magazines such as Good Housekeeping as well as parenting magazines such as Adoptive Families, American Baby, and Family Fun, to name a few.
Emphasizing communication and unconditional love, Davidson and Tobkes help parents untangle their own feelings, identify and overcome barriers to acceptance, encourage strong self-esteem in their child, handle negative or hostile reactions to their child’s sexuality identity, and more.
The combination of real-life stories of relationships of gay children and their parents makes When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need To Know stand out from other books on the gay experience. In each chapter, Tobkes provide tips to help parents and gay children avoid difficult relationships and heartache that he sees so often in his practice. The topics that are covered are denial, guilt, fear, anger, shame, loss, to arrive at acceptance.