Month: September 2009

Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children: Research on the

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You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. We are continually striving to meet the changing needs of the LGBT communities, and our professional and experienced staff and volunteers now offer a range of holistic support services. This fourth report from a longitudinal study of U. Green, R.-J. (2000). "Lesbians, gay men, and their parents": A critique of LaSala and the prevailing clinical "wisdom ".
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Motherhood: Meanings, Practices and Ideologies (Gender and

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Yet it's often the same gay advocates who argue that marriage and family are pliable who are as likely to advance the case that homosexuality is inborn or genetic, without any scientific confirmation (or, perhaps, without any good science confirming). What we have seen in recent weeks, is that no matter what kind of a debate occurs, it will be divisive and it will impact on the mental health of LGBTI people. Many within the GLBTI community also maintain bonds with ex-partners who continue to feel like part of the family even post-separation.
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Gay and Lesbian Parenting

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A Slate.com article mentions that many children who were birthed through artificial insemination or surrogate mothers develop mental health problems or feel hurt and confused. The committee recommended that, if it were unable to complete its inquiry prior to the federal election in July, the Senate refer the inquiry to the next Parliament. I was never struggling with this matter.. Man-on-the-street interviews as well as emotional testimonials from the 15 adults and 11 children featured in this film provide a range of perspectives on gay parenting.
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Breakfast With Tiffany: An Uncle's Memoir (Large Print)

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Stacey and Biblarz's study also found that lesbian mothers, like heterosexual mothers, tended to hope that their children would acquire gender traits that resembled how the mothers saw themselves. Family and friends, who are understandably protective of her and feel adversarial to her partner, may pressure her to redefine the family relationships along heterosexist lines. They found that 93% reported having lost at least one close friends to AIDS, and 47% reported having lost three or more friends to AIDS.
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Coping When a Parent is Gay

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As for the parenting issue, there is simply no evidence to suggest that gay or lesbian couples provide any less effective or less caring family environments to children than do heterosexual couples. The brief cites empirical research which shows that lesbian and gay parents do not differ from heterosexuals in their parenting skills, and their children do not show any deficits compared to children raised by heterosexual parents. In general, mothers who reported few psychological symptoms also described their children as better adjusted.
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Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Becoming Parents or Remaining

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We take pride in helping you find the ideal surrogate match based on your needs and desires. Facts and figures often change when it comes to gay and lesbian parenting. Deborah Foster, a women and gender studies scholar at Alberta's Athabasca University, has found that two-mother families are happier with the emotional support and chore-sharing in their families than are moms in straight couples. By contrast, a June 2012 study by Mark Regnerus helps to shed more light on the issue by using the New Family Structures Study, a nationally representative random sample.
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The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood

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CWLA is pursuing this goal by providing education, technical assistance, resource development and dissemination, programmatic coordination, and advocacy to CWLA member agencies and the greater child welfare field. Lesbian mother families and gay father families in Italy: family functioning, dyadic satisfaction, and child well-being. Written for parents of gays and lesbians. All rights reserved.) For full text of APA amicus briefs in lesbian, gay, and bisexual cases, see http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbc/policy/amicusbriefs.html. al orientation does not adversely affect their children or their parenting.
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Working Women Don't Have Wives: Professional Success in the

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The main benefit of a parenting order for the purposes of this Inquiry is that it should be sufficient evidence that an adult will be ‘legally responsible’ for the child for the purposes of accessing certain financial and work-related entitlements. [50] Many of the people who made submissions or gave evidence to the Inquiry, spoke of the comfort they found in having a parenting order from the Family Court of Australia. Download the petition here, print it out and collect as many signatures as you can to show that people in NSW support Safe Schools.
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Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

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He loves playing the piano, traveling, reading, watching Star Trek, Nova, Downton Abbey, and The Big Bang Theory, and having fun with his amazing family. For more information, please email iowababybuds@gmail.com. Then the dad stands up, walks a little further down the platform and kisses… another man. “How was your day?” the first guy asks, and the other one starts talking about who got time outs, why the kids have maple syrup in their hair and who flushed what down the toilet right before they left.
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Who's Your Daddy?: And Other Writings on Queer Parenting

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We meet at The Attic Youth center weekly on Thursdays at 7:15. Families (n = 80; 55 lesbian and 25 heterosexual) for this study were selected from the Sperm Bank of California. Although comprehensive, the research summary is focused on those issues that often arise in family law cases involving lesbian mothers or gay fathers. Unfortunately the law does not allow the woman and the man to enter into a binding contract. While there are many that wish to present gay relationships as inherently dysfunctional (see for example link 1, and link 2 ), work by respected authors such as Gottman and Julien (Julien et al, 2003) indicate otherwise.
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