Lesbian and Gay Couples Parenting (Issues in Gay and Lesbian Life)
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Lesbian and Gay Couples Parenting (Issues in Gay and Lesbian Life) by Louise Rafkin

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Published by Chelsea House Publications .
Written in English


  • Gay Studies,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11148130M
ISBN 100791026094
ISBN 109780791026090

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Myriad family configurations are presented: gay and lesbian couples, divorced lesbians coparenting, single parents, transgendered parents, and stepparents and their children. From text accompanying the photographs, we learn who these people consider family and why as they speak about their feelings and experiences as part of an LGBT family.   For a lesbian or gay man with a positive relationship with parents, this could be destructive and insulting. Keeping Up With Legal Changes If the last few years are any indication, legal issues for same-sex couples will continue to make news, and more change is Edition: 20th.   Books about LGBT parenting are few and far between, but here are ten that I recommend for all LGBT parents and prospective parents. I chose works that each showcase a variety of voices, rather than single-person memoirs, so each one would resonate as widely as possible. I also chose books that focus on the emotional side of parenting rather than medical and legal how-to .   Micucci, J. A. (). Claiming a place at the family table: Gay and lesbian families in the 21st century. [Book review of A. E. Goldberg, Lesbian and gay parents and their children: Research on the family life cycle. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55, 7, article 1. Google Scholar.

  There are bisexual couples, transgender couples either in hetero or gay relationships, polyamorous parents, as well as gay and straight couples . Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies. By Ellen Bass. A resource for parents, family members and LGB youth, providing research, practical suggestions, and coping techniques. Straight Parents, Gay Children is a survival guide for all parents who wish to help their gay children cope with the inevitable. 1 A study from Australia (Sarantakos, ) has been cited as demonstrating deficits among children raised by gay and lesbian parents in Australia compared to children raised by heterosexual couples. The anomalous results reported by this study--which contradict the accumulated body of research findings in this field--are attributable to idiosyncrasies in its sample and methodologies and are. Co-parents Looking for a co-parenting partner to achieve your dream of parenthood? Single, lesbian, gay? Register now as a co-parent and add your profile as an individual or couple, Register for FREE.. Co-parenting is the ability for parents to work together successfully in the bringing up of their children.

It also highlights understudied aspects of same sex parenting, such as termination of couple relationships. With practical recommendations in every chapter, this book is a resource for those who research lesbian and gay mental health and family issues, as well as those who provide services to lesbian and gay parents and parents-to-be. Their final ruling stated that, “Same-sex couples must be afforded the same rights and benefits as opposite-sex couples, but require the Vermont Legislature to provide legal marriage or a ‘domestic partnership’ law, rather than immediately require marriage licenses for same-sex couples” (Partners Task for Gay and Lesbian Couples, A Study on Gay Parenting Essay Words | 5 Pages. a sensitive subject in society for a long time, and in recent years, it has sparked both support and controversy in areas such as legalizing gay and lesbian marriage and various other matters that have arisen surrounding the movement towards equality of treatment and integration into society. According to U.S. census data, an estimated , American children were living in households headed by same-sex couples in , and nearly twice that number had a single lesbian or gay parent. Since the s, a quiet revolution has been blooming in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. More and more lesbians and gay men from all walks of life are becoming parents.