Zack's Story: Growing Up with Same-Sex Parents (Meeting the

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These problems tend to severely restrict the external validity of any pertinent results. According to the meta-analysis of the relevant research (spanning two decades) conducted by Stacey and Biblarz ( 2001 ), none of the significant differences in parenting as reported in the research apply to children's self-esteem, psychological well-being, or social adjustment; nor were there differences in parents' self-esteem, mental health, or commitment to their children.

Out of the Twilight: Fathers of Gay Men Speak

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Relationship of sexual orientation to substance use, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and other factors in a population of homeless adolescents. Comparing the impact of homosexual and heterosexual parents on children: Meta-analysis of existing research. Patterson (1995a) sought to investigate and answer these questions, by assessing the division of household labor among biological and nonbiological lesbian mothers, and the degree of psychosocial adjustment among their children.

Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk About Living

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In short, the most striking findings of this study surrounded the similarities, rather than the differences, between these two groups. The provision will depend on the circumstances at that time. This is especially true for gay men and lesbians who experience abuse from their partners. I admit to trying too hard sometimes to be as physically capable as these dads. The Illinois Family Institute states that if gay… Read More

Home Fronts: Controversies in Nontraditional Parenting

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What are the key findings of the research? When compared with age- and gender-matched adolescents of the National Survey of Family Growth, the study offspring were significantly older at the time of their first heterosexual contact, and the daughters of lesbian mothers were significantly more likely to have had same-sex contact. The total number of the sample included in the study was 114 heterosexual families and 39 lesbian families�both groups were a mixture of two-parent and single-parent families.

A Tale of Two Mommies

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No major differences in parenting or child development were identified between families headed by lesbian and single heterosexual mothers. This is a group for all come and check us out. • COLAGE-NJ, Dedicated to supporting older kids (8-18) of LGBT parented households. This also seems to be the case for lesbian and gay parents. These two types of stigma were actively in play for the parents I interviewed. It is probably the best-known picture book about a family with same-sex parents.

Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, And The Promise

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Air Force Financial Management Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, Fred is currently employed as a management and technology consultant for a leading international consulting firm and is involved with its LGBT business resource group. There is no doubt, however, that Olivia gravitates towards Kellen, she says. "When she's crying, she goes to Kellen." "It's just so strange," Kellen says. It can also cause tremendous feelings of guilt and pressure if they feel they are letting these people down if they don’t change.

The Subject of Gender: Daughters and Mothers in Urban China

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There may also be increased awareness that data about same-sex couples is made available from the Census, giving more reason for same-sex couples to be open about the nature of their relationship and willing to supply this information. Patterson, a psychologist at the University of Virginia, has arresting visual evidence of the same egalitarianism at work in parenting: compared with husband-and-wife pairs, she has found, same-sex parents tend to be more cooperative and mutually hands-on.

When Children Want Children: THE URBAN CRISIS OF TEENAGE

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Tucked within a recent column about American family breakdown and the political forces that have aligned around the issue—the left ignores it, Kristof laments, while the right has “hijacked” it—is this gem of authoritatively framed pseudo-science: “An Australian study found gay parenting had better outcomes on average, apparently because gay couples don’t have kids by accident.” Let’s for a moment put aside the notion of straight people having kids “by accident”—I will come back to it—and focus instead on Kristof’s casual assertion that evidence has been “found” linking gay parenting to “better outcomes on average” than straight parenting.

My Worst Date

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Lev leads the readers to consider their own levels of internal acceptance and their outlook on the ways of being well and whole as queer people and families in a society that not only challenges us but can still outright attack us. Lesbian mothers and the motherhood hierarchy. However, being without a resident father from infancy does not seem to have negative consequences for children. Whether or not a family is open about being headed by gay or lesbian parents, however, the lack of legal recognition for a nonbiological parent has a profound impact both on internal family dynamics and on the way the family is integrated into their community and extended families.

Weaving Work & Motherhood (Women In The Political Economy)

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So which version will prevail: non-monogamous marriage, or marriage as we conventionally understand it? Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 39, 604–608. Appreciative Inquiry holds many advantages over traditional change processes. Many gay parents are brought to the attention of authorities when a custody battle is being waged with an ex-spouse over their ------------National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law, Vol. 4, Issue 1 ------------ ---------------------------------END PAGE 11--------------------------------------- children.