This handsome volume combines interviews and photographs to document the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered parents and their children. It allows all of the family members to speak candidly about their lives, their relationships, and the ways in which they have dealt with the pressures of homophobia.Included in the book are people from a diverse array of racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, representing a wide range of family structures. Together, they provide clear evidence that family roles and responsibilities need not be based on gender, and that children thrive in an atmosphere in which understanding, respect, and love transcend the prejudices of the day.
|Publisher:||University of Massachusetts Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.98(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.77(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Gigi Kaeser and Peggy Gillespie are codirectors of Family Diversity Projects, Inc., in Amherst, Massachusetts. Kaeser's photographs have been featured in many publications, and Gillespie is author with choreographer Bill T. Jones of Last Night on Earth. Kath Weston is author of Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship. Minnie Bruce Pratt is author of S/HE.
What People are Saying About This
A terrific addition to a growing body of literature on lesbian and gay families. . . .The first-person narratives address stereotypes and misconceptions about lesbian and gay families in an engaging and open manner that is completely disarming and touching.