GLBTQ PARENTING

BOOKS FOR LGBTQ PARENTS AND PROSPECTIVE PARENTS
The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself from Preconception Through Birth Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781573442169
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Published: Cleis Press - September 23rd, 2005

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians covers everything you need to make the thrilling and challenging journey to motherhood: from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to signing the right papers on the dotted lines.


The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781555839406
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Published: Alyson Books - July 1st, 2006

The most comprehensive resource on child birth for the alternative family.


Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781593851330
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Published: Guilford Publications - July 6th, 2005

If you need help having a baby, reproductive technology can supply the answer. But it also raises a host of questions that won't arise until after the child is born: What will you say to "Where did I come from?" when the answer includes a donor or surrogate? Will knowing the truth about how you conceived make your child love you less?


Love Makes a Family Cover Image
By Gigi Kaeser (Photographer), Peggy Gillespie (Editor), Kath Weston (Introduction by)
$32.95
ISBN: 9781558491618
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - May 25th, 1999

Portraits of GLBTQ families.


Confessions of the Other Mother: Non-Biological Lesbian Mothers Tell All Cover Image
By Harlyn Aizley (Editor)
$16.20
ISBN: 9780807079638
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - May 1st, 2006

A 2006 Lambda Literary finalist in the LGBT anthology category


Baby Steps: How Lesbian Alternative Insemination Is Changing the World Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780819566300
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Published: Wesleyan - March 1st, 2006

Each year hundreds of children around the world are born to lesbian mothers who conceived through alternative insemination. This unique form of family-making creates families with no legal or psychological father, and challenges some of our most basic assumptions about what it means to be a family. How and why do lesbians use insemination to build their families?


For Lesbian Parents: Your Guide to Helping Your Family Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Proud Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781572306639
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Published: Guilford Publications - March 23rd, 2001

Raising a child is overwhelming, thrilling, exhausting, terrifying, and joyous--and all at the same time. In addition to the adjustments that any new parents must make, lesbian mothers face numerous special questions and concerns.


The Kid: (What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant) an Adoption Story Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452281769
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Published: Plume Books - June 1st, 2000

Dan Savage's nationally syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend.


Waiting for the Call: From Preacher's Daughter to Lesbian Mom Cover Image
$24.15
ISBN: 9780472032389
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Published: University of Michigan Press - March 8th, 2007

"Well-written, absorbing, and a great pleasure to read . . . will appeal to Christians struggling to square their traditional beliefs with acceptance of homosexuality as well as to all those interested in adoption, lesbian marriage, and the changing shape of America's families."--Elizabeth C.


All the Ways Home Cover Image
By Cindy Rizzo (Editor), Judith Stein (Editor), Jan Shafer (Editor)
$10.95
ISBN: 9780934678650
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Published: New Victoria Publishers - May 1st, 1995

Anthology of short stories by well-known gay and lesbian writers, all on the theme of family life.


Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780060527570
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Published: HarperCollins - April 1st, 2004

What is it really like to grow up with gay parents?

Abigail Garner was five years old when her mother and father divorced and her dad came out as gay. Growing up immersed in gay culture, she now calls herself a "culturally queer" heterosexual woman.


Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens from Middle School to High School and Beyond Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781557045171
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Published: Newmarket Press - June 1st, 2002

Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes Cover Image
$20.69
ISBN: 9780312370053
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Published: Griffin - May 15th, 2007

Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award Every parent who cares about empowering her daughter should own a copy." - Rachel Simmons, author of "Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls" " ...a must-read for parents and teachers who want to steer girls away from marketing schemes that distort female power and authority and toward true self-acceptance and authentic empowerment." -- Polly Young Eisendrath, author of "Women and Desire" and "The Resilient Spirit" The image of girls and girlhood that is being packaged and sold to your daughter isn' t pretty in pink. It is stereotypical, demeaning, limiting, and alarming. Girls are besieged by images in the media that encourage accessorizing over academics; sex appeal over sports; fashion over friendship. Packaging Girlhood exposes these stereotypes and gives you guidance on how to talk with your daughters about these negative images and provides you with tools and information on how to help your girls make more positive choices. " A tour de force of excellent scholarship put in a very readable context and chockfull of practical suggestions for parents for change " -- William S. Pollack, Ph.D., author of "Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood " " Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown have that rare gift of translating cutting-edge research and analysis into strategies and information that every parent (and every girl) can use in daily life." -- Joe Kelly, president of Dads and Daughters (DADs) " With compassion, insight, and humor Lamb and Brown] unravel and demystify the messagesgirls confront throughout their development, and they offer adults useful tools to help girls resist their powerful pull." -- Lynn M. Phillips, Ph.D., Department of Communications, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781594865381
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Published: Rodale Books - October 3rd, 2006

Backed by peer-reviewed research, this hotly debated bestseller (San Francisco Chronicle) continues to open eyes with its finding that raising thriving, emotionally healthy sons does not require a man in the house.


The Essential Hip Mama: Writing from the Cutting Edge of Parenting Cover Image
By Ariel Gore (Editor)
$14.36
ISBN: 9781580051231
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - November 1st, 2004

It's been over a decade since Ariel Gore, in a caffeine-induced brainstorm, invented Hip Mama as her senior project in college. The zine that has grown up alongside Gore's daughter, has covered subjects from weaning to home schooling with a political edge and a puckish sense of humor.


Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made th Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780060737818
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Published: HarperCollins - April 1st, 2006

To breed or not to breed? That is the question twenty-eight accomplished writers—including Anne Lamott, Rick Moody, Kathryn Harrison, and Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez—ponder in this collection of provocative, honest, and deeply personal essays.