Voices of the adult children from lesbian/gay parent families

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cathryne L. Schmitz, Professor Emeritus (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The voices of adult children from lesbian and gay parent homes are missing from the literature. This qualitative study begins to fill that gap. Participants reflect on their childhood relationships and experiences, family and community influences, and the impact of these factors on their lives. Gender roles, experiences with oppression, and the need to work against oppression for marginalized groups were discussed. Despite transitional pain, the vast majority of participants assert that there are overall benefits to growing up within a family with a lesbian/gay parent. The findings inform social workers working with lesbian and gay individuals, families, and communities.

Additional Information

International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(8), 229-236
Language: English
Date: 2012
Lesbian/gay families, children, development, gender roles, resilience

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