Love Makes a Family (Paperback)

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By Gigi Kaeser (Photographer), Peggy Gillespie (Editor), Kath Weston (Introduction by)
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This handsome volume combines interviews and photographs to document the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered parents and their children. It allows all of the family members to speak candidly about their lives, their relationships, and the ways in which they have dealt with the pressures of homophobia.Included in the book are people from a diverse array of racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, representing a wide range of family structures. Together, they provide clear evidence that family roles and responsibilities need not be based on gender, and that children thrive in an atmosphere in which understanding, respect, and love transcend the prejudices of the day.

About the Author

Gigi Kaeser and Peggy Gillespie are codirectors of Family Diversity Projects, Inc., in Amherst, Massachusetts. Kaeser's photographs have been featured in many publications, and Gillespie is author with choreographer Bill T. Jones of Last Night on Earth. Kath Weston is author of Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship. Minnie Bruce Pratt is author of S/HE.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781558491618
ISBN-10: 1558491619
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication Date: May 25th, 1999
Pages: 280
Language: English