Women's Issues in Amy Tan's the Joy Luck Club (Social Issues

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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, "Anti-Gay/Lesbian Victimization", New York, 1984. On the CES-D depression index, an eight-measure survey of respondents’ happy-to-depressed thoughts over the previous seven days, the young-adult children of LMs and GFs reported statistically significantly higher levels of depression than young-adult children from IBFs. In Michele Bachmann's home district, evangelicals have created an extreme anti-gay climate.

For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce

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Society has to realize that it is not ones' sexual preference that allows a family to grow and flourish, it is the efforts of the people who make up that family unit. In addition, starting in June 2016, EMD Serono is offering eligible GPAP recipients with up to a 75% discount on select fertility medications for use by their egg donors and surrogates. Features the exploratory, questioning framework and quirky treatment that has worked so well for the series. Now the two men divide tasks by inclination. “I’m more of a Felix Ungar—I notice when something’s dirty—but we both clean,” Kast said. “With Chris and I,” Bartlett added, “we have to get everything done.” Isabelle Dikland, a Washington, D.

Handbook of Adolescent Sexuality and Pregnancy: Research and

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These results underline the importance of maternal mental health as a predictor of children's adjustment among lesbian as well as among heterosexual families. (Reprinted with permission of Haworth Press. The two groups were highly similar on a number of personal and demographic variables (e.g., socioeconomic status, age, length of time separated, age of children, etc.). Copyright © 2002 by the American Psychological Association. Author Brian Tessier and artist Donna Estabrooks collaborate to create The Wildest Dream, a heartwarming read that brings forth inspiring messages of hope, parenting, and faith.

Challenging Conceptions: Planning a Family by

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Researching the current reality of how well child care providers and early childhood educators are including and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents/guardians and their children in order to enhance the quality of care for children and parents. Gender and family patterns of lesbian coparents. Ella Robinson says her dad came out when she was 4 years old, and that's when her parents got divorced. Homosexuals were more self-concerned as there were more members of both homosexual groups who had or were undertaking psychotherapy.

All the Ways Home: Parenting and Children in the Lesbian and

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Editors of the Harvard Law Review. (1990). Rosenfeld's study, "the first to use large-sample nationally representative data," found that children of same-sex couples demonstrated normal outcomes in school. "The core finding here," reports the study," offers a measure of validation for the prior, and much-debated, small-sample studies." [38] According to a 2005 brief by the American Psychological Association: In summary, research on diversity among families with lesbian and gay parents and on the potential effects of such diversity on children is still sparse (Martin, 1993, 1998; Patterson, 1995b, 2000, 2001, 2004; Perrin, 2002; Stacey & Biblarz, 2001; Tasker, 1999).

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The decision to remove homosexual orientation from the list of mental disorders reflects extensive research conducted over three decades showing that homosexual orientation is not a psychological maladjustment (Gonsiorek, 1991; Hart, Roback, Tittler, Weitz, Walston, & McKee, 1978; Reiss, 1980). Let her know that if she has any questions about sex or love or close friendships, you'll do your best to answer. "You don't want to assume anything, but the idea is to let the child know that she can feel comfortable talking about anything with you," says Schneider.

On Being a Gay Parent: Making a Future Together

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Additionally, the groups did not differ on favorite types of TV programs, sex of favorite TV character, or favorite games or toys. Also, they did not differ on most measures of emotions, behavior, and relationships, although there was some indication of more frequent psychiatric problems in the single-parent group. B. (Case No. 97-20051-158), attorney Amy Ganci, of Cowles & Thompson (Dallas), won the right for two women to have joint custody in a jury trial in District Court.

Parents of gays: Washington, D.C

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Initially, this will involve providing an overview of the two sides of the debate which involve themes in the literature that either suggest significant or insignificant differences between children of homosexual and heterosexual parents and that homosexual parenting is either detrimental or harmless to child development. There are logical reasons to allow gays to adopt children, but for some, these reasons are not enough.... [tags: Gay and Lesbian Adoptions] Gay Adoption - Gay Adoption One carefully thought over, unchangeable decision is adoption.

Zak's Safari: A Story about Donor-Conceived Kids of Two-Mom

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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. Research on peer relations among children of lesbian mothers has been reported by Golombok and her colleagues (1983, 1997), by Green and his colleagues (1978, 1986), and by Patterson (1994a). He is grateful for their unyielding support. Social cognition research on the formation and maintenance of stereotypes: Application to marriage and family therapists working with homosexual clients.

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About

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In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association's Board of Trustees removed homosexuality from its official diagnostic manual, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Second Edition (DSM II). Some critics, like William Saletan at Slate, argue that the real result of the study is just that gay and lesbian families (especially those who are headed by what Regnerus calls “emergent” gays or lesbians, people who came out and pursued same-sex relationships after having children) have similar outcomes to other families that aren’t “intact heterosexual families,” including adoptive families, divorced families, and foster families.