It can be incredibly scary for a child to come out to his or her parents, especially if those parents have unfavorable opinions of homosexuality.
Sadly, many LGBTQ youth are met with resistance when coming out, and as a result, suicide rates among LGBTQ teens are up to nine times higher than straight youth.
Gwen Stefani's sons, fortunately, will never have that problem.
In a recent interview with LGBT newspaper Pride Source, the mother of three said,
The 46-year-old, who shares sons Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 2 with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, adds,
Amen to that, Gwen.
Learn more about LGBTQ issues -- and how to offer support for those affected by them -- at the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and read Stefani's entire article at Pride Source.
Citations: Gwen Stefani Would Feel 'Blessed' If She Had a Gay Son (Us Weekly), Gwen Stefani Speaks Her (Gay) 'Truth': The Divorce She 'Tried to Fix,' Blake Shelton & Her LGBT Support System (Pride Source)