When Your Child Is Gay is an advice book for straight parents of gay and lesbian children. It is written by a straight mother of an adult gay son, Wesley Davidson, and a Manhattan psychiatrist, Jonathan Tobkes, MD. who happens to be gay. Based on interviews of lesbians and gays, from teens to forty, with takeaway tips from the psychiatrist, When Your Child Is Gay deals with issues straight parents face when raising gay children. The voices of gay and lesbian adults, straight parents, and a psychiatrist all lend viewpoints for greater understanding and communication between straight parents and their gay children.