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My Child Is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News

My Child Is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News

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Though some societies may still consider gay people “deviants,” that definition is not supported by prominent organizations like the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association, and other mental health professionals, who all agree that homosexuality is not an illness, a mental disorder, or an emotional problem, but simply a fact of life for some people. A subsequent appeal was rejected on March 1, 2004, locking the ruling for second-parent adoption in place. • On June 9, 2006, the state Court of Appeal panel in San Francisco set new guidelines for same-sex parental rights; a former same-sex partner can gain parental status over the objections of her ex-partner, the child�s biological mother, if she meets several criteria for legal motherhood.

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The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: Tips and

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: Tips and

Rachel Pepper

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In contrast, heterosexual mothers reported that they would ideally do somewhat more than half of the childcare, and heterosexual fathers reported that they would ideally do somewhat less than half of the childcare. Fact: Children without homes do not have the option of choosing between a married mother and father or some other type of parent(s). These courts may call the second parent a "de facto parent" or "psychological parent," meaning that the parent has lived with the child and fulfilled every responsibility and aspect of nurturing and discipline such that the only tie not satisfied is the legal or biological one.

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Mom, Dad, I'm Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out

Mom, Dad, I'm Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out

Ritch C. Savin-Williams

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Bishop Desmond Tutu ) are convinced that the persecution of same sex attracted people is wrong. The absent father's presence in modern and American gay drama. Timely and witty, Walloch makes the viewer question the term "disabled," as he pokes fun at religion, society, his friends and himself. 2001. 83 min. To be a parent: Issues in family formation among gay and lesbian adults. More recently, studies included lesbian families whose children were born to the lesbian couple (planned lesbian families).

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A Place of Acceptance

A Place of Acceptance

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For male same-sex couples, becoming a parent can be more costly as, if there is a desire to have a biological child of one of the partners, the only method is surrogacy. [6] As such, adoption serves as a more cost effective alternative. But it’s not,” she writes. “A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. Fred has served in leadership roles at the chapter and national levels for many years including: Washington DC Chapter Director; Chapter-at-Large Director; Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Development; Affirmation National Board of Directors; Conference Director; and founder and current Director of the Affirmation People of Color and Allies Group.

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Performing Motherhood: The Sévigné Correspondence

Performing Motherhood: The Sévigné Correspondence

Michèle Longino Farrell

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Many parents — straight, LGBT, or questioning — have turned to PFLAG. It is as if the child whose hand they are holding has given them instant mainstream status, and by mainstream status, I mean heterosexual status. NCLR offers a wide range of online publications free of charge. Results: No differences were observed between household types on family relationships or any child outcomes. Although the child has probably already told their closest friends and trusted family members about their thoughts and feelings, the parents are often the last ones to know.

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Letters in the Attic

Letters in the Attic

Bonnie Shimko

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But critics strongly challenge the validity of this research, saying it is facile to cast the lives of gays' children in an overly rosy light. I never will... yes, there is still a stigma about being gay and I can't tell general society. If the child is conceived through intercourse, the two people involved (the birth mother and the birth father) will generally be the legal parents and the gay partner of the birth father will be the co-father.

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Mommy, Mama, and Me

Mommy, Mama, and Me

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This is possible through means of adoption, foster care, and/or sperm donors. Moreover, the validity and reliability of the instruments used in the studies reported are not always addressed." 2 Louise B. This compilation is a must-read for researchers and is especially noteworthy for the manner in which the author makes the research accessible to all readers. Focus is not on being LGBT, but rather two loving parents who just happen to be two men.

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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

Robert Leleux

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Some families intentionally comprise more than one household. However, the adoption of children by gay and lesbian individuals remains a controversial subject, with Florida continuing to ban gay and lesbian adoption entirely, and two states denying gay couples from adopting (Laird, 2003). No matter what they do, they do not do it the same. Green discusses the lack of clear guidelines for coupling, commitment, and living together.

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Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together

Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together

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We’ve done private and public MeetUps, from an Easter egg hunt at a home to a playday in a water park. Overall, the findings showed fewer homophobic attitudes than were anticipated. Suzi Fei lives in Portland, Oregon, and is a wife, a mother of one young daughter, and an active and devout Latter-day Saint. Lesbian mothers and the motherhood hierarchy. There are literally thousands of gay and lesbian celebrities. Gillespie, Peggy, Weston, Kath, Kaeser,Gigi & Martin, April. (1999) LOVE MAKES A FAMILY: PORTRAITS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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Reproductive Justice and Women's Voices: Health

Reproductive Justice and Women's Voices: Health

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As they pertain to LGBTQ children, youth, and families, CWLA’s Standards of Excellence for Family Foster Care Services do not include requirements for adults present in the home to be legally related by blood, adoption, or legal marriage. Thematic and quantitative analyses of the data were employed. S. (1996), Ethical concerns with sexual minority patients. Her background is non-Anglo and they’re strict Catholics. On this website is a complete toolkit to help you protect your relationships (including fighting for marriage), find resources on parenting, make schools safe, fight against LGBT discrimination, and, for all issues, organize effectively.

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