Adult Onset

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For gay fathers especially, experiences of rejection and the feeling that they have to defend their situation were significantly related to father-child relationship, parental stress and children’s wellbeing. Gay fathers appeared to have more interaction with their children and the children of gay fathers had particularly busy social lives. We are eyewitnesses to families made up of interracial, multiracial, intergenerational, as well as gay and heterosexual parents.

Daughtering and Mothering: Female Subjectivity Reanalysed

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For the young at heart there’s SMYRC, where you can play pool, ping-pong, perform a play, prepare delicious snacks, pick up a basketball or pretend you’re studying. Since then, his family and friends have learned a lot about what it means to be gay and are now quite accepting. Similar to heterosexual couples, when lesbian couples had children the division of labor changed, in that one mother, usually the biological mother would fulfill more of the child care and child rearing role.

And Then There Was Me

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Currently, the best way that a gay/lesbian parent can increase his/her chance of obtaining custody and/or visitation is by portraying his/herself as being as close to the All-American norm as possible .. and heterosexual, if not in actuality, then surely in appearance before the court and behavior toward his/her children. The average age of participants was 38 years with an average length of relationship of almost 8 years. Tawnya became affiliated with Affirmation through her partner Karin Hendricks, the Spiritual Director of Affirmation.

Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag

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There has been wide speculation into sexual orientation and whether it has an impact on homosexuals and their abilities to be good parents.... [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting] Gay Parenting - Gay Parenting Steve Lofton and his partner, Roger Croteau live in fear each day of having their foster-son, Bert, taken away from them and placed with another family. Published by the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE). http://www.ifge.org/Category15-All.phtml A book for therapists, family, and transgender people that explains the many issues of gender transition, written by a trans therapist.

Lucky in the Corner: A Novel

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And yet, many people estimate even higher numbers than Kinsey himself did. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Thirty-seven school-age children reared in 27 lesbian households were compared with 38 school-age children reared in 27 heterosexual single-parent households, with respect to their psychosexual development and their emotions, behaviour and relationships. If you are over 21 years old and you can provide a permanent, stable and caring home, you can be considered for adoption.

Love makes a family: Living in lesbian and gay families : a

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In short, hope for healthy adolescent development for teenagers of lesbian and gay parents lies within the creation of a family environment in which communication is open and warm; parents make thoughtful and informed decisions about family matters; and teenagers are supported and taught effective coping strategies to prepare for and respond to the problem social stigma. Similarly, trainers and educators responsible for training in related mental health disciplines, mental health agencies and other venues that deliver psychological services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgendered individuals have been appropriately challenged to make training competent practitioners a priority.

Under the Winter Sun

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Considering parenthood: Psychosocial issues for gay men and lesbians choosing alternative fertilization. Youth who self-identify themselves as lesbian, risks faced by transgender youth. With the help of her dad’s lover and an AIDS support group for middle schoolers, Slim comes to accept her father’s death. You can't really take care of anyone else unless you know how to take care of yourself. Domestic violence, addiction and mental illness are written about as important elements of some alternative families that are not discussed.

Long Way Home

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Research on same-gender couple relationships, parent—child relationships, and other family relationships are reviewed here. A series of studies in Canada and elsewhere over the past decade has found that the children of lesbians aren't just well-adjusted – they excel. Lesbian women's perceptions of their parent-child relationships. Becoming a parent is a life-enhancing experience, but it can also be challenging and sometimes stressful. His group put out an ad last fall stating that "young adults with a parent who has had a same-sex relationship fared worse on nearly two-thirds of outcomes measured."

Growing Up Fast: Transitions To Early Adulthood of

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This typically comes into play in a number of areas: Legal Discrimination — This can relate to housing choices, employment, and medical rights of access and decision-making. Therefore, it is likely that they will have developed some coping tools forged from the fire of these painful challenges. Copyright © 2002 by the American Psychological Association. Florida remains the only jurisdiction with statutory bans on the adoption of children by gay and lesbian people. Peter contributes to networking and communications, seeing service to Affirmation as a religious obligation for himself, as a gay Mormon… and as a way to make amazing friends all over the world and have some fun being both gay and Mormon.

Molly's Family

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Some laws take a much broader approach to the circumstances under which an adult may be entitled to financial and work-related benefits relating to a child. Abstract can be found at: http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstra ct/12/6/1349?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RES ULTFORMAT=&author1=brewaeys&andorexactfulltext=and&searchid=1124897164877_2266&store d_search=&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&v olume=12&resourcetype=1&journalcode=humrep. (Copyright © 1997 by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embriology.