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.”

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

“Abigail Garner convincingly establishes LGBT families as vital, vibrant parts of our society. ”

“In this warm, insightful book, Abigail Garner addresses the most challenging issues that arise among gay parents and their families.”

“Families Like Mine does for LGBT families what And the Band Played On did for AIDS.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Garner is savvy and thorough…Families Like Mine has enough heart…to make it a must-read.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060527587
ISBN-10: 0060527587
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: April 5th, 2005
Pages: 288
Language: English