“While it is tempting to focus on causation, I want to resolve this question upfront: the origins of sexual orientation and gender identity are highly complex, multi-factorial, and likely rooted in both nature and nurture. For any one person, it can be impossible to know the exact cause. For this reason, I propose that we shift our focus from causation to compassion. Your LGBT+ loved one, regardless of their age, needs your faithful presence, understanding, and compassion in their life ” (Henson. 2019).