She said that although she was unsure of what her son was trying to express, she attempted to sound upbeat and told him that it was great that he knew that about himself. Tarney said she didn't want her son to feel bad about himself or his question. It was 1992, and Tarney and her family were living in Milwaukee. She said she could not find any resources to help her understand what her child was feeling.
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