Category: Parenting & Families

Daddy's Roommate (Alyson Wonderland)

Michael Willhoite

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With archival footage and an exuberant sound track film explores ethical and philosophical questions that the AIDS crisis provokes. c1993. Coparenting and marital relationships may also be distinct in terms of balance of power and influence. However, the existing data are still limited, and any conclusions must be seen as tentative... Measures for assessing gender roles in young children tend to focus on social behavior and generally are not accurate psychological instruments.

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Beyond Blood: Writings on the Lesbian and Gay Family

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This is the first study to look at this variable, and we look forward to future studies examining the parenting styles of gay and lesbian parents. We do not support any exemption to the Commonwealth’s anti-discrimination laws. Interviews with the 10-year-old children. One of our dedicated staff members will contact you for consultation. Jones's highly acclaimed dance,"Still/Here". Some argue gay marriages would be unstable, and would only lead to the diluting of marriage as a sacred institution (see link ).

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Daughtering and Mothering: Female Subjectivity Reanalysed

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Telling it like it is: The interview in the interview society. This makes sense from what we’ve read, as a lack of rituals of connection, templates for the relationship, a social focus on what’s wrong with same-sex couples, and appropriate gender roles can all increase and maintain conflict in the relationship. Primary Clientele (please choose from menu) Transgender only Young, Trans, and Unified is a support group for gender-variant or questioning youth ages 13 - 23.

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When Children Want Children: THE URBAN CRISIS OF TEENAGE

Leon Dash

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Yes they are, according to many gays and lesbians. Among these have been separation-individuation (Steckel, 1985, 1987), psychiatric evaluations (Golombok et al., 1983; Kirkpatrick et al., 1981), behavior problems (Brewaeys et al., 1997; Chan, Raboy et al., 1998; Flaks, et al., 1995; Gartrell, Deck, Rodas, Peyser, & Banks, 2005; Golombok et al., 1983, 1997; Patterson, 1994a; Tasker & Golombok, 1995, 1997; Wainright et al., 2004), personality (Gottman, 1990; Tasker & Golombok, 1995, 1997), self-concept (Golombok, Tasker, & Murray, 1997; Gottman, 1990, Huggins, 1989; Patterson, 1994a; Puryear, 1983; Wainright et al., 2004), locus of control (Puryear, 1983; Rees, 1979), moral judgment (Rees, 1979), school adjustment (Wainright et al., 2004), and intelligence (Green et al., 1986).

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Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey

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If a child has 2 living and capable parents who choose to create a permanent bond by way of civil marriage, it is in the best interests of their child(ren) that legal and social institutions allow and support them to do so, irrespective of their sexual orientation. Rethinking families; Moral tales of parenting and step-parenting. DVD 6540 [See Also: Before Stonewall ] Stonewall 25: Global Voices of Pride and Protest. No children of lesbian mothers identified themselves as lesbian or gay, but one child of a heterosexual mother did; this difference was not statistically significant.

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Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, And The Promise

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These findings raised the possibility that shared divisions of labor for childcare might, in themselves, be beneficial for children. Since the conference, we have interviewed 9 families regarding the stressors and resources that they experience as gay/lesbian parents in the downstate region. The court stated it would find it appropriate to reduce the plaintiff 's visitation with the children, even if issues of sexual abuse or eroticization were resolved, because (1) the plaintiff 's open homosexuality was likely to create confusion and difficulty for the children, (2) her lifestyle was likely to negatively affect the development of the children's moral values, and (3) the state had an interest in supporting conventional marriages and families.

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Damage Control: A Memoir of Outlandish Privilege, Loss and

Sergei Boissier

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Homosexuality in the family: Lesbian and gay spouses. Issues raised by both speakers and participants include among others, the historic presence of same sex unions, similarities with miscegenation laws prohibiting marriage between members of different races, the important legal benefits denied same sex couples, and the mental health benefits of legal union. The Straight Spouse Network helps connect some of the millions of husband and wives who have experienced this life-changing situation.

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Who's Your Daddy?: And Other Writings on Queer Parenting

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Does that have to change if you now know your teen is attracted to the same sex? Re: Psychiatric presentation of adolescent homosexuality. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to We Hear the Children Foundation, an organization created to benefit education, the arts, and diversity programs for children. The majority of child molesters are heterosexual men, not lesbian, gay or bisexual people. Lee Badgett, PhD, Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, stated that for many gay activists "marriage means adopting heterosexual forms of family and giving up distinctively gay family forms and perhaps even gay and lesbian culture." [ 14 ] Paula Ettelbrick, JD, Professor of Law and Women's Studies, wrote in 1989, "Marriage runs contrary to two of the primary goals of the lesbian and gay movement: the affirmation of gay identity and culture and the validation of many forms of relationships." [ 15 ] Marriage is an outmoded, oppressive institution that should be weakened, not expanded.

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My Worst Date

David Leddick

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One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. This group is dedicated to decreasing isolation for children of (LGBT) parents, and to bring a voice to the experiences of these families. Related to outness and intimacy is the issue of “family.” Green and Mitchell recommend conducting a Sociogram to diagram the “family of choice,” or the family connections gays and lesbians construct.

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Safe As Houses

Alex Jeffers

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Using a phenomenological approach, the researchers sought to address and explore the attitudes, behaviors, and reported experiences of lesbian mothers, as compared to heterosexual mothers, especially as concerned the aforementioned areas. She especially appreciates Ken Wilber’s idea of the Three Faces of the Divine (first, second, and third person experiences of the Divine) as she finds that this honors and integrates all spiritual experience. The court stated that de facto parents should be limited to �those adults who have fully and completely undertaken a permanent, unequivocal, committed and responsible parental role in the child�s life.� • Maine�s highest court, the Law Court, unanimously ruled, on August 30, 2007, that a same-sex couple could jointly adopt.

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