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Children’s Books of Gay
Resources for LGBT Parents
and Lesbian Families
Families Like Ours A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
http://familieslikeours.org ABC A Family Alphabet Book by Bobbie
Provides support to gay and lesbian adoptive
families Asha’s Mums by Rosamund Elwin
National Center for Lesbian Rights Celebrating Families by Rosmarie
Daddy’s Roommate by Michale Willhoite
Legal resource site for lesbians across the
country, focusingon legal rights for lesbians and
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea
Children of Same Sex
Molly’s Family by Nancy Garden
One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dads, Blue
http://www.ourfamily.org Dads by Johnny Valentine
Organization in the San Francisco Bay area, The Family Book by Todd Parr
furthers the rights of families with gay, lesbian, The Generous Jefferson Bartleby Jones
bisexual, and transgender members by Forman George Brown
Proud Parenting Two Moms, the Zark, and Me by Johnny
Who’s in a Family? By Robert Skutch
Gay and lesbian family and parenting site
http://2moms2dads.com American Psychological Association (2005).
Lesbian and gay parenting.
Resources for lesbians and gays who are parents Johnson, Ramon (n.d.). How to support children
or want to become parents with gay parents. Retrieved July 29th, 2008 from
PFLAG –Parents, Families, and Friends of optio1/a/gayparent.htm.
Priwer, S., & Phillips, C. (2006). Gay parenting:
Lesbians and Gays
Complete guide for same-sex families.
www.pflag.org New Jersey: New Horizon Press.
National support group for gay friends and family
Ian Aman, Marlene Armenta, Jen Inaba, Sayaka
Ishibashi, Jolin Yang
The Community The Family The Child
Children of same sex parents can be
Many misconceptions of same sex parents Creating a safe environment in the
subject for humiliation and bullying in
include: classroom or school is one of the most
schools. This brochure will provide a brief
overview of the presenting issues and They will become lesbians or gays. effective ways to help all children of
research for same sex families as well as diverse and cultural needs.
They will be more vulnerable to mental
offer suggestions and practical breakdown As heterosexual parents, informing your
application. The main focus of this child of diverse families will create
They will have more adjustment difficulties
brochure is to provide awareness and and behavior problems. understanding and cultural awareness.
education for your community. Start early and discuss with your child
They will be less psychologically healthy.
Current Events and Facts
the same emotional bonds that
May 15, 2008: the California Supreme
same sex parents share.
Court ruled that limiting marriage to
persons of the opposite sex violates the negative realities children of
the California Constitution, and gay parents could face such as
ordered the language stricken from Research indicates ridicule and discrimination.
Gay fathers have been described to adhere to the no need for special treatment
June 16, 2008: Same-sex couples stricter disciplinary guidelines to place greater of children of same sex parents.
may marry in California. emphasis on guidance and the development
Additionally, monitor your actions.
of cognitive skills and be more involved in
California is the nation's second state, their children’s activities. Children see you as a model and if you’re
after Massachusetts, to legalize uncomfortable, they may feel the same
Lesbian mothers strongly endorse child- way.
same-sex marriage. Four other states
centered attitude and commitment to their
allow civil unions. maternal roles and have been shown to be
Between 1 million and 6 million more concerned with providing male role.
children in the U.S. are being reared Optimal well-being of children who have same LGBT Parent Support Groups
by committed lesbian or gay couples sex parents relate to parents’ satisfaction with
(WebMd, 2005) their relationship and specifically with the Family Pride (www.familypride.org)
division of responsibility to work out with child Sponsors family weeks in Provincetown for
care and housework. families with LGBT parents
Children report gay fathers and lesbian
mothers as being warm and caring COLAGE (www.colage.org)
Support for young people of LGBT parents
Tend to spend more time worrying about the
possibility of peer prejudice but are not more Our Family Coalition
likely than their peers to be victimized or (www.ourfamily.org)
bullied San Francisco Bay area LGBT family group