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Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences

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Based upon discussion and interviews conducted with parents belonging to P-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), a support and advocacy group with over four hundred chapters internationally, Beyond Acceptance provides parents with the comfort and knowledge needed to accept their gay children and build stronger relationships with them. It provides accurate, documented answers to the questions that surface after the initial shock and addresses such concerns as: "Is it a choice?" "Can it be ...
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Overview

Based upon discussion and interviews conducted with parents belonging to P-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), a support and advocacy group with over four hundred chapters internationally, Beyond Acceptance provides parents with the comfort and knowledge needed to accept their gay children and build stronger relationships with them. It provides accurate, documented answers to the questions that surface after the initial shock and addresses such concerns as: "Is it a choice?" "Can it be changed?" and "Did the parents 'cause' their child to be gay?" With extensive testimony from other parents, this book lets mothers and fathers know that they are not alone and helps them through the emotional stages leading to reconciliation with their children.

Beyond Acceptance is a ground-breaking book that provides parents the comfort and knowledge needed to accept their gay children and build stronger relationships. Based on the experiences of other parents, this book lets them know they re not alone and help them through the emotional stages, providing accurate, documented answers to the questions that surface after the initil shock.

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Based on interviews with P-FLAG member parents, this book is organized as a chronology of the typical parent's emotional jour- ney to acceptance and beyond. (LJ 11/1/96)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130759382
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 8/1/1986
  • Pages: 199

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Preface
1 Finding Out 1
2 What We Learned from Books 19
3 Communicating with Others 46
4 Religious Thinking in Transition 59
5 Changing Inner Perceptions 89
6 Taking a Stand and Telling Others 117
7 The Rest of the Family 130
8 Levels of Understanding 155
9 Contrast and Comparison of What Was and What Will Be 172
10 About AIDS 187
Afterword from Gregory M. Griffin 217
Afterword from Scott Wirth 219
Appendix 223
Bibliography 225
Index 229
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