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Lesbian And Gay Families Speak Out Understanding The Joys And Challenges Of Diverse Family Life - Jane Drucker

Lesbian And Gay Families Speak Out Understanding The Joys And Challenges Of Diverse Family Life

Paperback Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780738204666
Number Of Pages: 283

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"An important book whose time has come!"-Adele Starr, First President of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) National, and Larry Starr, Co-Founder of PFLAG, Los Angeles, CaliforniaWith an estimated six to fourteen million children living with a gay or lesbian parent, there is a real need for accurate information for and about the realities of these families. With honesty and compassion, Lesbian and Gay Families Speak Out explores the variety of issues they face: from interpersonal relationships and sexual and psychological development, to coming out, dealing with prejudice, and finding a spiritual foundation. Using the compelling stories of over two dozen families in which gay fathers and lesbian mothers are raising children in a wide variety or settings and styles, Drucker proves that children thrive in an environment of love, regardless of the number, gender, or sexual orientation of the adults who provide that love.

Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 13
Acknowledgmentsp. 17
Introductionp. 19
Meet the Families of Valuep. 27
What Is a Family? Defining Ourselvesp. 33
It's All "Relatives": Creating Family Tiesp. 67
Parents and Children Together: A Unique Bondp. 107
Out and About in the Community: When and How Do We Reveal Ourselves?p. 153
To Be or Not To Be? Sexual Orientation Is Not a Choicep. 191
God and Goddess: Religion and Spirituality in Gay and Lesbian Familiesp. 217
Conclusionp. 237
Notesp. 247
Groups, Services, and Information in the United States and Abroadp. 257
Media Resourcesp. 269
Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780738204666
ISBN-10: 0738204668
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 1st March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.09  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1