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Same Sex Families Brochure

  1. 1. 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 Combs Provides support to gay and lesbian adoptive families Asha’s Mums by Rosamund Elwin National Center for Lesbian Rights Celebrating Families by Rosmarie Hausherr www.nclrights.org 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 Newman Children of Same Sex their families. Molly’s Family by Nancy Garden Families Our Family 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 Valentine http://www.proudparenting.com Who’s in a Family? By Robert Skutch Gay and lesbian family and parenting site 2moms2dads References 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 http://gaylife.about.com/od/gayparentingad 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 members Ian Aman, Marlene Armenta, Jen Inaba, Sayaka Ishibashi, Jolin Yang
  2. 2. 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. about: 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. the statute.  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

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