Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is (Paperback)

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Abigail Garner was five years old when her parents divorced and her dad came out as gay. Like the millions of children growing up in these families today, she often found herself in the middle of the political and moral debates surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parenting.

Drawing on a decade of community organizing, and interviews with more than fifty grown sons and daughters of LGBT parents, Garner addresses such topics as coming out to children, facing homophobia at school, co-parenting with ex-partners, the impact of AIDS, and the children's own sexuality.

Both practical and deeply personal, Families Like Mine provides an invaluable insider's perspective for LGBT parents, their families, and their allies.

Praise For…


“An instant classic.”
-Time Out New York

“A profound book that captures many aspects of gay parenting that I have experienced personally. Strongly recommended.”
-Melissa Etheridge

“Abigail Garner convincingly establishes LGBT families as vital, vibrant parts of our society. ”
-Candace Gingrich, author of Accidental Activist, Manager of HRC's National Coming Out Project

“In this warm, insightful book, Abigail Garner addresses the most challenging issues that arise among gay parents and their families.”
-Noelle Howey, author of Dress Codes and editor of Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up With Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered Parents

“Families Like Mine does for LGBT families what And the Band Played On did for AIDS.”
-Esera Tualo, retired NFL star linebacker

“Children of gay parents shoot from the hip in Abigail Garner’s indispensable Families Like Mine.”
-Vanity Fair

“Compellingly written, this should quickly become a mainstay resource.”
-Booklist

“Perhaps the highest praise a book such as this can receive is to be called honest. And it is.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Smart and impassioned... this is the new essential reading for LGBT families.”
-The Advocate

“Garner moves the LGBT parenting dialogue into new territory.... Compassionate and insight[ful], a valuable resource for parents.”
-In the Family magazine

“Garner is savvy and thorough…Families Like Mine has enough heart…to make it a must-read.”
-Bitch Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060527587
ISBN-10: 0060527587
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: April 5th, 2005
Pages: 288
Language: English