January 26, 2013

Rapture Practice: A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an

Aaron Hartzler

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There is no evidence that these children face any more difficulties socializing in school than children of straight parents. Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents. Should Homosexuals Be Allowed To Adopt Children Sociology ... of Paediatrics encourages gay and lesbian couples adopting children. Lesbian mothers and their children: A comparison with solo parent heterosexual mothers and their children.
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January 25, 2013

Maye's Request

Clifford Henderson

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Journal of Family Psychology, 20(3), 526-530. Not only does this make for gratifying reading, the reader also learns as much, if not more, from the vignettes as from the well put-forward guidance to contemplating and creating an LGBT-headed family. Teens feel closer to lesbian "stepmothers" who join the household than they do to stepfathers. I had only just begun to crack open the egg of emotional turmoil I held.
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January 25, 2013

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

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Then in walks the last princess, beautiful golden-haired Princess Madeleine–and her brother, Prince Lee. Clinical implications of lesbian mother studies. In general, sperm donors who waive future parental rights cannot claim those rights after the birth of a child resulting from artificial insemination of the donated sperm. The former atheist voice on Patheos praises FamilyStructureStudies.com for its upfront presentation of the NFSS data. These critics of gay marriage are, quite validly, worried that too many American children are being raised in unstable homes, either by struggling single parents or by a transient succession of live-in adults.
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January 25, 2013

Modern Motherhood: An American History

Professor Jodi Vandenberg-Daves

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Well, I my father was around but i was younger and dont remember, as I got older, my mother would take my twin sis and I to him home where he molested me for several years.... She also enjoys drawing, glass art and reading. Derek was raised in northern Utah county and is the oldest of 4 children. For some students, seeing Gay or Lesbian on a poster can be the first time they feel that there are other people like them in their world. Greg seemed to embrace his lifestyle but was holding back because of what his parents reaction might be, but now that they know, will he be more open?
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January 25, 2013

Mother Troubles: Rethinking Contemporary Maternal Dilemmas

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Now, employers and health care providers are being forced to listen to their cries for equality. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 51, 545–551. Children of gay parents also report that typical gender roles are not as much as an obstacle for them. If rejected by their families and unable to access support services, many GLBT young people become homeless, increasing their likelihood of engaging in prostitution and heightening risk for alcohol and drug abuse, violence, suicide, and HIV and other STD’s Rob MacDonald, project coordinator for the Host Homes Program in Ottawa Canada says that, while working with street kids, he found 30% of cases had GLBT issues.
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January 25, 2013

Family Outing: A Guide for Parents of Gays, Lesbians &

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Two years ago, a video of a young man testifying in the Iowa Legislature went viral. "Good evening, Mr. It is important to note that queer people as well as heterosexuals may hold these beliefs. OUT is currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse to work on a 3-year contract. It is not surprising that about 50% of responding intended parents have expressed an interest in financial assistance to people who cannot afford the entire process. Census Bureau, the median age of first marriage is 28 for men and 26 for women, up from 23 and 20, respectively, in 1950.
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January 25, 2013

Reproductive Justice and Women's Voices: Health

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Studies have been conducted where gay fathers were the sole focus of the study (e.g., Miller, 1979) and where they were compared to lesbian mothers (e.g., Wyers, 1987) or heterosexual fathers (e.g., Robinson & Skeen, 1982); additionally, one study (Harris & Turner, 1986) compared all four groups (gay and heterosexual fathers, as well as lesbian and heterosexual mothers). Other studies consider children in lesbian households without regard to their origins.
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January 24, 2013

The Unwanted

Jeffrey Ricker

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All parents have the same issues.” “Polling clearly shows that Americans are more comfortable than ever with gay people becoming parents,” says Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Equality Council, who has two kids with her wife, Cheryl Jacques. “The bottom line is that we are parents first, and that creates a common ground. And men face a set of unfair expectations all their own: the Pew Research Center found in 2010 that 67 percent of Americans still believe it’s “very important” that a man be ready to support a family before getting married, while only 33 percent believe the same about women.
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January 24, 2013

LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and

Abbie E. Goldberg

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Thus Utah joins a distinct minority of states that are out of step with national standards and practices in this field, as defined by groups such as the Child Welfare League of America (click here to find out what the experts have to say about gay and lesbian adoption). The book i simple, beautiful and enriching. He’d make a wonderful father. “But I also think a child needs a mummy and a daddy. The court concluded that the exclusion of same-sex partners from marriage and the privileges it entails “is not rationally related to any legitimate or compelling state interest.” The trial court stayed the effect of its decision and certified the case for an immediate appeal.
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January 24, 2013

The Limits of Pleasure

Daniel M. Jaffe

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The Project provides support, advocacy, information, and access to community and sensitive health care and services. She also graduated from a training program in a somatic therapy modality called Global Somatics, and is working to build a massage and bodywork practice. While primarily drawing upon psychology, we did include some citations from The annotated bibliography is divided into four sections.
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