Category: Parenting & Families

Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming-Out Process for Gays,

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Studies indicate 40-60% of gay men and 45-80% of lesbians are coupled at any given time, and the Census data doesn’t count the couples not living together, so the number of gay and lesbian couples is likely higher. So we’re creating a series of Tips for Parents called Diverse Families. How might a child’s general well-being be affected by these primary caregivers versus having a more traditional family? Perry (Ed.), Childhood and adolescent sexology (pp. 317-322).
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Long Way Home

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Not surprisingly, since they came from families that had experienced upheaval, the children with gay parents were more likely to be unemployed, more likely to cheat on their spouse or partner, and more likely to be in psychological treatment for depression or anxiety. Estimating HIV prevalence and risk behaviors of transgender persons in the United States: A systematic review. Sexual orientation seems to have no appreciable effect on how gay fathers react to, or conceptualize, the fathering role.
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Grief

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Performers: Carmelita Tropicana, Annie Iobst, Sophia Ramos, Livia Daza Paris. DVD X4056 In 1978, German gay rights activist filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim documented segments of the American gay liberation movement at the celebration of a San Francisco gay rights march. Children in lesbian-led families—A review. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 4, 153-166. The couple, Shelly Zachritz and Teri Bonfield, have been together 14 years and have six children. Do you want to know more about the history behind how the Bible was written and the context for what it says?
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Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender

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She couldn't even say the words "gay" or "homosexual" when she finally got up the courage to call a local Catholic priest in whom Jim already had confided. Hart et al., "Risk Behaviour, Anti-HIV and Anti-Hepatitis B Core Prevalence in Clinic and Non-clinic Samples of Gay Men in England, 1991--1992," AIDS (July 1993): 863--869, cited in "Homosexual Marriage: The Next Demand," Position Analysis paper by Colorado for Family Values, May 1994. 42 Bradley P.
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Mothers and Divorce: Legal, Economic, and Social Dilemmas

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Would you like to merge this question into it? already exists as an alternate of this question. No. 104-199) denies members of married same-gender households access and benefits equivalent to those available to households headed by married parents of different genders, such as (1) Social Security and related programs, (2) housing and food stamps, (3) federal civilian and military service benefits, (4) employment benefits, (5) immigration and nationality status, (6) remedies and protections for crimes and family violence, and (7) certain loans and financial guarantees. 10, 21 For this reason, the AAP has joined with other national organizations in support of the position that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. † A core mission of the AAP is to support the best interests of all children, regardless of their home or family structure, on the basis of the common principles of justice.
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Gay Parenting: Complete Guide for Same-Sex Families

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All this would have been completely unnecessary of course had my partner had been formally recognised as my daughter’s mother when she was born. [56] Other limitations of parenting orders include: Parenting orders do not confer any automatic parental status for the purposes of federal laws other than the Family Law Act. [57] Parenting orders can be varied or challenged at any time. [58] Legal costs of applying for a parenting order may be in the range of $3000 to $6000. [59] Parenting orders expire once the child turns 18 years old. [60] Parenting orders do not give the universal or durable status accorded by adoption. [61] The primary purpose of parenting orders is to address disputes between separating parents, rather than affirm the intention of parents who are in a couple.
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Now That You Know: A Parents' Guide to Understanding Their

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State agencies and courts now apply a "best interest of the child" standard to decide these cases. The American Bar Association adopted the following position statement in August 1995: "BE IT RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association supports the enactment of legislation and implementation of public policy providing that child custody and visitation shall not be denied or restricted on the basis of sexual orientation." Sexual abuse of children: Selected readings.
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Ourselves As Mothers: The Universal Experience of Motherhood

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Conservatives have often decried the breakdown of this definition of family as a primary reason for their opposition to same sex marriage. Subjects responded to a questionnaire consisting of closed- and open-ended items that elicited responses on a broad range of topics related to family life. Marriage & Family Review, 17(1-2), 63-85. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer parents have many of the same parenting challenges and joys as heterosexual parents.
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Fixing Gender: Lesbian Mothers and the Oedipus Complex

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Perhaps one of the biggest challenges facing same-sex couples is prejudice, both on a personal level and an institutional level – for example, the lack of support groups, services or legislation. Social science literature regarding child well-being was being used within these cases, and the American Sociological Association sought to provide a concise evaluation of the literature through an amicus curiae brief. Ron is the author of numerous books and journal articles and was one of the editors of Peculiar People: Mormons and Same Sex Orientation (Signature Books, 1991).
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Responsive School Practices to Support Lesbian, Gay,

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Golombok, S. & Tasker, F. (1996) Do parents influence the sexual orientation of their children? Disclaimer: The Rainbow Babies provides sample contracts and legal/social health articles for informational purposes only—please do not consider it as legally-binding advice of any kind. George, he lives his life expanding circles to bring others in. In Italy, negative attitudes towards same-sex families persist, and educational programs should be developed to deconstruct stereotypes regarding gay and lesbian parent families.
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