A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships

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At no other time in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) relationships and families been more visible or numerous. This anthology recognizes and celebrates this moment by exploring what the idea of “family” means to people today, through personal essays about the broad range of relationships they create. A Family by Any Other Name features stories about coming out of the closet and dating, marriage and parenting, and divorce and coping with the death of a spouse. The essays are by turns ...
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Overview


At no other time in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) relationships and families been more visible or numerous. This anthology recognizes and celebrates this moment by exploring what the idea of “family” means to people today, through personal essays about the broad range of relationships they create. A Family by Any Other Name features stories about coming out of the closet and dating, marriage and parenting, and divorce and coping with the death of a spouse. The essays are by turns funny, provocative, and intelligent, but all are moving and honest. Including a wide range of perspectives on queer relationships and families — there are essays on coming out, same-sex marriage, adopting, having biological kids, polyamorous relationships, families without kids, divorce, and dealing with the death of a spouse, as well as essays by straight writers about having a gay parent or child — in one book, this collection offers honest and moving real-life stories about relationships and creating families in the 21st century.
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"A well-written, inspirational, and light read, recommended especially for those questioning how their queer or nontraditional family fits into society. Likely to appeal to anyone who enjoyed Patrick Merla's "Boys Like Us".&#8212Library Journal
Library Journal
05/15/2014
This engaging collection features 21 personal essays about families with LGBT members. Editor and contributor Gillespie (journalism, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.; coeditor, Somebody's Child) selects pieces that assert an understanding of family broader than the standard definition of a group of blood relatives. While brief (the longest entry is 24 pages), the essays are generally well written, as most of the contributors are teachers or professional writers and cover a range of topics including coming out, same-sex marriage, divorce, adoption, artificial insemination, and having a gay parent or child. Sometimes the writings feel insistently upbeat in tone, but for the most part they are moving nevertheless. The collection is not likely to leave a new impression or serve as particularly revelatory, but it may be useful for readers feeling oppressed by myths or prejudices about definitions of family. VERDICT A well-written, inspirational, and light read, recommended especially for those questioning how their queer or nontraditional family fits into society. Likely to appeal to anyone who enjoyed Patrick Merla's Boys Like Us.—Jessica Spears, Monroe Coll. Lib., Bronx, NY
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  • ISBN-13: 9781771510547
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Bruce Gillespie is editor in chief for J-Source.ca and coeditor of Somebody’s Child: Stories About Adoption and Nobody’s Father: Life Without Kids. An assistant professor at Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford Campus, where he teaches journalism, he lives in Simcoe, Ontario.
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