In the foreword to Women in Love , new mother Linda Villarosa describes "the proverbial moment of truth," when, leaving home one day with her baby in the stroller, an older woman smiled and said, "Don't you live three doors up? You live with the woman who wears the earring in her nose. But that would have been "to deny the reality of our family Brief profiles accompany photographs of quietly heroic women and their strong, accepting children.
How Growing Up With A Mom In A Secret Lesbian Relationship Shaped My Life
How Growing Up With A Mom In A Secret Lesbian Relationship Shaped My Life | HuffPost
Major long-term study: Kids with lesbian parents grow up to be happy adults
Amidst the shrill and discordant notes struck in debates over the make-up—or breakdown—of the American family, the family keeps evolving. This book offers a close and clear-eyed look into a form this change has taken most recently, the lesbian coparent family. Based on intensive interviews and extensive firsthand observation, The Family of Woman chronicles the experience of thirty-four families headed by lesbian mothers whose children were conceived by means of donor insemination.
Heather Murray, D aniel W inunwe R ivers. The arresting photograph of a lesbian mother collapsing in anguish upon learning that she has lost custody of her son in poignantly underscores Daniel Winunwe Rivers's argument that the family has only been legible to the courts as heterosexual. His engaging and well-researched social history argues that the history of lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children challenges a foundational American belief that the family is heterosexual and that gays and lesbians are childless. Rivers vividly shows that an enduring worry for gays and lesbians with children throughout the postwar period was forced separation from their children; this made any interaction with state representatives especially fraught for these families. His chapter on custody cases, based on an impressive case analyses, makes for chilling reading.