Category: Parenting & Families

The Family of Woman: Lesbian Mothers, Their Children, and

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Many children are born to lesbian couples using donor sperm and ART. [2] Some children are being born into and raised by gay male couples with the help of a female friend or through a surrogacy arrangement. A blend of fact and fiction, Beefcake focuses on the 1950's world of male-physique magazines and Mizer's Athletic Model Guild. Nonprofit adoption agency through the state of Florida. There were 30 daughters and 26 sons of homosexual mothers and 28 daughters and 20 sons of heterosexual mothers.
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Living "Difference": Lesbian Perspectives on Work and Family

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Likewise, Sara McLanahan, a Princeton sociologist, and Gary Sandefur, a Wisconsin sociologist, wrote that “[i]f we were asked to design a system for making sure that children’s basic needs were met, we would probably come up with something quite similar to the two-parent ideal. Marriage brings 2 extended families together to provide long-term security and social and emotional support to all members of the newly formed family. McWhirter and Mattison conceptualized gay relationships as consisting of six stages.
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Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices: From Adoptions or Using a

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Las hay extensas, tres generaciones reunidas bajo un mismo techo, y las hay numerosas, con muchos hermanos. Good parenting regardless of sexuality requires consistency and security. History shows that marriage evolves over time. As a result, gay men tended to fight not over who got to stay home, but over who didn’t have to. “It’s probably the biggest problem in our relationship,” said one man interviewed for that study.
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Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and

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Unpublished research by the Columbia University HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, 1992) In a study of depression and gay youth, researchers found depression strikes homosexual youth four to five times more severely than their non-gay peers. (Hammelman, TL, 1990) Fact Sheet compiled by GLSEN, New York, NY and Youth Pride, Inc., Providence, RI Many people sincerely want to have a safer environment for gay and lesbian young people, but they don't know what can be done to create that environment.
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If you and your teen feel this is truly necessary, make sure you will be there to ensure your child is not publicly shamed, roughly handled, or otherwise traumatized. Copyright © 2002 by the American Psychological Association. To ascertain the extent to which children of lesbian mothers are stigmatized, 338 undergraduate students were asked to complete a child behavior checklist for a hypothetical child of either a divorced lesbian or a divorced heterosexual mother.
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Strong Mothers, Weak Wives: The Search for Gender Equality

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Adolescent sexual orientation and suicide risk: Evidence from a national study. She said the children being raised by lesbian parents "had fewer behavioral problems, were succeeding academically and were well-adjusted. My former partner is quite clearly in every sensible person’s eyes the mother of our daughter. Only later comes the search for the match. Surrey & et al. (Eds.), Mothering against the odds: Diverse voices of contemporary mothers (pp. 113-133).
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All rights reserved.) Gartrell, N., Hamilton, J., Banks, A., Mosbacher, D., Reed, N., Sparks, C. Irwin (Ed.) Adolescent social behavior and health (pp. 15-27). Lesbian stepfamilies: An ethnography of love. Trevor grew up in Mesa, Arizona, served a mission in Calgary, Canada, and graduated from BYU in International Relations and Linguistics. The cases were combined for purposes of the appeals argument. A 5 month old baby girl enjoys time with her family.
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Lesbian and Gay Parenting: Securing Social and Educational

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Duffy and Rusbult (1986) asked gay, lesbian, and straight couples about their longest relationship and monogamy: for gay men, their longest relationship was on average 30 months, and 59% had been monogamous for straight men, their longest relationship was on average 53 months, and 88% had been monogamous for straight women, their longest relationship was on average 65 months, and 76% had been monogamous for lesbians, their longest relationship was on average 54 months, and 96% had been monogamous Clearly, 30 years ago non-monogamy was something considered by both straight and gay/lesbian people.
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Fire & Brimstone: A Novel

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Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 31(3), 250-264. Children's acquisition of sexrole behavior in lesbian-mother families. Division of labor among lesbian and heterosexual parents: Associations with children's adjustment. Such agreements were approved by the Ohio Supreme Court in the 2001 In re Bonfield case in which Lambda Legal participated. Bisexual conflict and paedophilic fantasies in the analysis of a late adolescent. If they wonder why Owen has two daddies, it’s because “His daddies are in love”… or because “Some men love other men.” Hopefully, you’ve taught your kids to understand what love is, so no further explanation should be required.
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Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians

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Women and stepfamilies: Voices of anger and love. Working from videotaped family interactions, the behavior of coparents were coded on a series of supportive and undermining behaviors. What on earth is going on in my child's mind? As I read a couple of the post, I do not think there is such a thing as the perfect parent or foster parent. One of the many places gay and lesbian youth feel the effects of homophobia is within their schools. The best interests of the child with a lesbian mother.
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