Lesbian and Gay Families Speak Out: Understanding the Joys and Challenges of Diverse Family Life

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Advance Praise for
Lesbian and Gay Families Speak Out

"An important book whose time has come! We are delighted to see that gay and lesbian families are finally being recognized and look forward to the day when lesbian and gay people are welcomed completely as full members of the human family."

—Adele Starr, First President of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) National; and Larry Starr, Co-Founder of PFLAG, Los Angeles, California

"For too long, our families have been obscured and marginalized by silence, shame, and secrecy. [This book] puts an end to this silence, allowing the diverse voices of lesbian and gay parents, and their wonderful children, to ring true, celebrating the joys and challenges of family life."

—Tim Fisher, Executive Director, Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International, Washington, D.C.

"An important resource for both the lesbian and gay community and for anyone who wants to understand the changing nature of the American family. Dr. Drucker enables lesbian and gay parents and their children to give testament with their own voices to the richness of their family life and the normalcy of their lives."

—Rabbi Denise L. Eger, Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood, California

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  • Advance Praise for Lesbian and Gay Families Speak out *
  • Title Page *
  • Contents 7
  • Foreword 9
  • Preface 13
  • Acknowledgments 17
  • Introduction 19
  • Meet the Families of Value 27
  • 1 - What Is a Family? 33
  • 2 - It's All "Relatives" 67
  • 3 - Parents and Children 107
  • 4 - Out and about in the Community 153
  • 5 - To Be or Not to Be? 191
  • 6 - God and Goddess 217
  • 7 - Conclusion 237
  • Notes 247
  • Appendix A - ▴▾▴ Groups, Services, and Information in the United States and Abroad 257
  • Appendix B - ▴▾▴ Media Resources 269
  • Bibliography 271
  • Index 279
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