Category: Parenting & Families

And Baby Makes More

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They report that children’s outcomes in families parented by lesbian and gay parents are likely to be at least as favourable as those in families of heterosexual parents. Journal of Marriage & the Family, 57(1), 111-127. Copyright © 2004 by the American Psychological Association. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 63, 265–280. Many were being raised by parents who were single or cohabiting, either by choice or by circumstance. What can psychology and science do to confront bigotry based on sexual orientation?

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A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis, Writing, and

Suzanne Juhasz

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Many parents find it difficult to accept the sexual orientation or gender identity of their children. Initial reactions to the parent also were linked to respondents' concerns about negative reactions of friends to both the non-heterosexual parent and themselves. A new generation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth are coming of age in a society increasingly tolerant and yet still deeply divided about homosexuality. Full text not available from this repository. ( Request a copy ) How are new relationalities formed?

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Just Make Him Beautiful

Mike Warren

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Along with all this came feelings of depression, self-hatred, the works. Because young adolescents are often preoccupied with their own emerging sexuality, it is widely agreed that early adolescence is a particularly difficult time for youth to learn that a mother is lesbian or a father is gay (Bozett, 1980; Pennington, 1987; Schulenberg, 1985). Fifty families were headed by couples and 30 by single parents.

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Mothers

Jax Peters Lowell

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In America, we lose six queer kids a day to the street. They are members of all religious communities. To hear, 'You are the legal parents' – that was significant." The basis for these conclusions is more fully explained in the paper, of course, which interested readers can obtain here. I don't want to see children being engineered for same-sex couples where there is either a mom missing or a dad missing." [ 53 ] Legalizing gay marriage could lead down a "slippery slope," giving people in polygamous, incestuous, bestial, and other nontraditional… Read More Legalizing gay marriage could lead down a "slippery slope," giving people in polygamous, incestuous, bestial, and other nontraditional relationships the right to marry. [ 10 ] Glen Lavy, JD, senior counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, argued in a May 21, 2008 Los Angeles Times op-ed, "The movement for polygamy and polyamory is poised to use the successes of same-sex couples as a springboard for further de-institutionalizing marriage." [ 11 ] In Apr. 2013 Slate writer Jillian Keenan wrote: "Just like heterosexual marriage is no better or worse than homosexual marriage, marriage between two consenting adults is not inherently more or less 'correct' than marriage among three (or four, or six) consenting adults." [ 71 ] James C.

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Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy

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Realizing his talents in event production and venue management, he has spent almost thirty years managing some of the finest venues in the world. This includes single parents, blended families and same-sex couples with either biological or adopted children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69, 220-227. It is a whole emotional pattern, present from early years, which the child develops as he or she matures. On this historic day, Ana reflects on the repercussions the initiative had on her own family and celebrates the possibilities of the future.

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Motherloss

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Where specific services for queer survivors do exist, survivors may still be hesitant to use these services. That said, the study did control for many other variables, like age, gender, race or ethnicity, level of mother’s education, perceived household income while growing up, the degree of legislative gay-friendliness of the respondent’s home state, and experience of being bullied as a youth. For example, children raised by homosexuals were found to have greater parental encouragement for cross-gender behavior [and] greater amounts of cross-dressing and cross-gender play/role behavior.17 Researchers use random sampling to ensure that the study participants are representative of the population being studied (for example, homosexuals or lesbians).

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Mama Eat Ant, Yuck!

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Karin is grateful to Affirmation for providing her and others a safe and unconditionally loving space to be fully themselves. Findings from a longitudinal study of lesbian families. Don�t be surprised if the dynamic of the relationships between step- parent and step- child, brother/sister and step- brother/sister, or even parent and parent, are a bit tense at first. Anxiety takes many different forms and is easy to miss if your child has signs like irritability, restlessness and fatigue instead of the more obvious ones such as avoiding social… Read More

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Gay Marriage (At Issue)

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Compared with their husbands, they were far, far more likely to clean the bathroom. I would rather talk with an individual and see how they feel about the issue. CWLA also articulates a strong position on the issue of nondiscrimination of adoptive applicants. One tangible impact will be a statewide conference for/about gay/lesbian parents and their children in downstate Illinois. Please view our training flyer for more information.

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Womyn I have known you

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The Comfort with Gay/Lesbian Parenting scale scores ranged from 14 to 90 (M = 61.9, SD = 16). If you want to go to the experts, make an appointment with a medical provider who you know to be knowledgeable about LGB health issues; your primary care provider may fit the bill. David Brodzinsky & Marshall Schecter, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), pp. 273-294. 5. Noting that most gay/lesbian parents are concerned about their parenting and their children, Harris and Turner (1986) sought to provide insight using a more representative sample than had been used in previous studies.

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The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and

Stephanie A. Brill, Rachel Pepper

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Adopting.org - Assistance, information, and support for all members of the adoption triad. S. population and despite using screening tactics designed to boost the number of respondents who reported having had a parent in a same-sex relationship, a very small segment reported to have been parented by the same two gay or lesbian parents for three years or more, an insufficient number to make reliable comparisons between these groups and IBFs. 11 Although there is much speculation that today there are large numbers of same-sex couples in the U.

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