Straight Parents Gay Children: Keeping Families Together

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This is a personal account by a father who came to terms with his daughter's homosexuality and discovered that his life was not diminished, as he had originally thought, but enriched by it. In Straight Parents / Gay Children, Robert Bernstein tells about his own and others' experiences with P FLAG, an organization that helps parents to achieve a fuller understanding and appreciation of human diversity. Bernstein's inspiring account serves as a call to action to all parents of gays not just to love and accept ...
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Overview

This is a personal account by a father who came to terms with his daughter's homosexuality and discovered that his life was not diminished, as he had originally thought, but enriched by it. In Straight Parents / Gay Children, Robert Bernstein tells about his own and others' experiences with P FLAG, an organization that helps parents to achieve a fuller understanding and appreciation of human diversity. Bernstein's inspiring account serves as a call to action to all parents of gays not just to love and accept their children, but to speak out on their behalf. It includes sketches of a number of courageous P FLAG members who have taken the lead in seeking social equality and justice for their gay loved ones.
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It's not always easy for parents to come to terms with the knowledge that a child is gay, as Bernstein, whose daughter is a lesbian, well knows. Along with examples of parents who tried to murder or maim their child when they found out his or her sexual identity, Bernstein discusses more common reactions: denial, rage, and general emotional upset. Unfortunately, this book doesn't do a very good job of explaining how parents should deal with these emotions. Though it is chock-full of anecdotes about families who have successfully dealt with their initially homophobic reactions, exactly how the problems were ironed out is never fully addressed. Instead, Bernstein plugs the support group P-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) as a cure-all. The book reads almost as an infomercial for the group, with testimony after testimony of how P-FLAG managed to get families back together. Still, while he doesn't address the full range of issues, Bernstein does offer striking arguments against homophobia, and his book is perhaps the only one available for people facing this common dilemma. Recommended for public libraries.Pamela A. Matthews, Missouri Western State Coll., St. Joseph
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  • ISBN-13: 9781560250869
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/22/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 203
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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