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Marc E. VargoWARM, INSIGHTFUL, AND WELL-WRITTEN, this is a valuable text not only for clinicians and researchers, but also for those brothers and sisters, gay and straight alike, who wish to learn more about preserving their family bonds. An outstanding contribution to LGBT family studies. . . . A work of humanity and grace, this book GIVES A VOICE TO THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF GAY MEN AND WOMEN, a group whose unique perspective has seldom been explored in print. Written by siblings themselves, the text's essays reveal the complex and very human issues that so often emerge among family members having dissimilar sexual orientations.
—(Marc E. Vargo, MS, Author of Noble Lives: Biographical Portraits of Three Remarkable Gay Men Glenway Wescott, Aaron Copland, and Dag Hamarskjöld and Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men
Jerry J. Bigner PhDJerry J. Bigner, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University; Editor, Journal of GLBT Family Studies
Andrew Gottlieb has done it again. By providing us with new material that sheds light on the family ties of gays and lesbians, he helps us in innumerable ways, especially those who did not find acceptance, love, support, and understanding in our families of origin. The stories in this illuminating text demonstrate how healthy family relationships should be and, simultaneously, serve as a source of where to begin the study of sibling relationships of gays and lesbians, an area severely lacking in the research literature. Most important, these stories put a face on sexual orientation issues as well as provide excellent examples of the possibilities that exist in the context of this special relationship.