Families of Value: Families of Value: Personal Profiles of Pioneering Lesbian and Gay Parents

Families of Value: Families of Value: Personal Profiles of Pioneering Lesbian and Gay Parents

by Robert A. Bernstein
     
 

From the award-winning author of Straight Parents, Gay Children-
engrossing profiles in courage and integrity of the pioneering families who are moving same-sex parenting into the national mainstream

Families of Value offers a poignant defense of families with same-sex parents. Former attorney and award-winning author Robert Bernstein, tells powerful

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From the award-winning author of Straight Parents, Gay Children-
engrossing profiles in courage and integrity of the pioneering families who are moving same-sex parenting into the national mainstream

Families of Value offers a poignant defense of families with same-sex parents. Former attorney and award-winning author Robert Bernstein, tells powerful stories of families with gay and lesbian parents who are at the forefront of social change in America. By turns hard-hitting and affecting, these stories portray the resistance these brave parents have faced, their views of the current cultural climate and, most importantly, the intense passion and dedication that they have demonstrated in the course of raising sound, healthy, and well-adjusted children.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Today, there are few social issues more controversial than same-sex parenting. Journalist and former lawyer Bernstein (Straight Parents, Gay Children) gives us a peek into families headed by lesbians and gays. Rosie O'Donnell and partner Mary Cheney provide an example of how high-profile families negotiate their particular situations. For most readers, however, it is the stories of ordinary folks that will be the most engaging: the high school student standing up for himself after being bullied about having lesbian parents and the lesbian couple seeking family benefits and effecting political change. Overall, the book makes a valuable contribution to documenting the realities of contemporary families and how they contribute to the larger question of what makes a family. This informative book will appeal to a wide audience and is recommended to all public libraries.-David Azzolina, Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib., Philadelphia Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560256380
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.91(d)

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