One person who has always been supportive, Brooke says, is her mother. "Of course my mom would think that going to law school would be a good idea. But my mom knew that I was 24 years old, that I was an adult, and she had two choices," she says. "One was to support me and still have me be a part of her life, and the other was to not have me be a part of her life. And, thankfully, my mother knows what unconditional love is and she chose to stick by me."

Although her father wasn't supportive at first, Brooke says she now has a closer relationship with him. "Once you open yourself up to your parents and say, 'Hey, I'm a sexual being and this is what I'm doing with that side of myself,' there's really nothing else to hide."

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