January 19, 2013

Opening Closed Doors

Keisha E. Pearson

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Over the years he has spoken in churches and community forums, on university campuses and in religious assemblies and conferences (including at the Sunstone Symposium and at Affirmation conferences) about the issues affecting LGBT people in communities of faith. For this reason, what is known currently about gay fathers is weakened by these methodological problems. It occurs in schools on personal, institutional, and societal levels. internalized homophobia- The fear and self-hate of one's own homosexuality or bisexuality that occurs for many gay and lesbian individuals who have learned negative ideas about homosexuality throughout childhood.
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January 19, 2013

Gay Men Pursuing Parenthood through Surrogacy: Reconfiguring

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In order to construct this, this essay will discuss positions in favor of and against gay marriage. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 8(1), 49-68. Researchers found that even among stable homosexual partnerships, men have an average of eight partners per year outside their “monogamous” relationship. S. (Washington State Training and Registry System) and the King County Child Care Program. Video 999:2003 Combining rare footage and interviews this documentary surveys the art and lives of various closeted lesbian women artists from different segments of the 20th century: Victorian photographer Alice Austen, Weimar collagist Hannah Hoch, and present day painter Nicole Eisenman.
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January 18, 2013

Mommy Man: How I Went from Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay

Jerry Mahoney

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So low are expectations for fathers, even now, that in Stephanie Schacher’s study of gay fathers and their feelings about caregiving, her subjects reported that people would see them walking on the street with their children and say things like “Giving Mom a break?” Hardies thinks that every time he and Chris take their son to the playground or to story hour, they help disrupt this sort of thinking. Gays and lesbians over 50 find friendship, community and mutual support The National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce estimates that there are more than 3 million gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans over age 65, and for these older adults who want a place to retire, the answer might be one of about 25 retirement communities in the U.
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January 18, 2013

An American Family

Jon Galluccio

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The average time between a child entering public care and being placed with an adoptive family is 21 months (Department for Education, 2012 ). Find out more at www.aidswalksd.org or find us on Facebook.! According to Wiki, Living Wills are instructions given by individuals specifying what actions should be taken for their health in the event that they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity. In total, 57% of the children were completely out to their peers, and 43% had experienced homophobia.
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January 18, 2013

Anything Could Happen

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Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. That parent then had at least one same-sex romantic relationship, sometimes outside of the child’s home, sometimes within it. Coming out to families in a multicultural context. As well as being a freelance musician in New York City, she enjoys physical activity and healthy food. However, fathers do display significantly higher levels of selfesteem and significantly lower levels of internalized homophobia than non-fathers.
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January 18, 2013

Out of the Closet Into Our Hearts: Celebrating Our

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He's met with several church leaders in trying to understand his purpose and the origin of homosexual/heterosexual feelings. Home / Advocacy, Advocacy Hot Topic, Home News, LGBTQ Issues in Child Welfare, Race, Culture & Identity /Position Statement on Parenting of Children by Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) affirms that lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents are as well suited to raise children as their heterosexual counterparts.
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January 18, 2013

Delivering Motherhood: Maternal Ideologies and Practices in

Katherine Arnup

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Lee Badgett, Jennifer Macomber and Kate Chambers, the study, “Adoption and Foster Care by Lesbian and Gay Parents in the United States,” is full of interesting findings, some of which are excerpted below. (All statements are directly excerpted from study unless marked with an asterisk*. Gay and lesbian couples can still be discriminated against in housing and business in most of the US. “Loss of Consortium” allows a married heterosexual to collect damages against any who injures their married partner.
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January 18, 2013

Unresolved Dilemmas: Women, Work & the Family in the United

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Indeed, evidence to date suggests home environments provided by lesbian and gay parents support and enable children’s psychosocial growth, just as do those provided by heterosexual parents (Patterson, 1995). Peggy Drexler is a research psychologist, an assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Medical College, Cornell University, and author Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family (Rodale, May 2011). For the young at heart there’s SMYRC, where you can play pool, ping-pong, perform a play, prepare delicious snacks, pick up a basketball or pretend you’re studying.
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January 18, 2013

Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood: Resisting

Shelley M Park

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Sex, then, may be one area where the institution of marriage pushes back against norms that have been embraced by many gay couples. Suddenly her mom's silence matched Jackie's own. "Oh, my God," she murmured in disbelief. "Are you gay?" "Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say. Family resemblances in lesbian donor conception. In the five years that Em and I have been married (no, it's not legal), and in the three and a half years since we had the boys, that's pretty much the way it's gone.
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January 17, 2013

Mother Is Gold, Father Is Glass: Gender and Colonialism in a

Lorelle D. Semley

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Second parent adoptions creates a second legally recognized parent for the adoptive children. Many people accuse lesbian, gay and bisexual people of "flaunting" their sexuality when they talk about their partner, hold hands or kiss one another in public. HRC has a number of resources for TGNC people. But they also have the scope to include the child of a lesbian co-mother or gay co-father. PARTICIPANTS: In addition to Oswald (PI) and her graduate student, the conference was co-organized with Tim Shea and Joanna Kling.
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