Bil Browning

Dr. Joyce Brothers' Advice to a Father

Filed By Bil Browning | May 14, 2013 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: coming out advice, Dr. Joyce Brothers, obituary

"More important than his sexual leaning is the kind of individual he is. How does he relate to others? Is he considerate, compassionate, understanding? Is he the kind of person you can be proud of? These things have nothing to do with his sex life. I think they should be considered first."

-- From a 1976 column by advice columnist Dr. Joyce Brothers responding to a father who wrote in concerned that his son had come out as gay. Dr. Brothers died yesterday at the age of 85.

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