Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Children of gay and lesbian parents

  • LDS leader's remarks on same-sex parenting draw criticism

    "Certainly clinically, we have not seen anything that would give us concern about children that are being raised in gay or lesbian families," he said. "Certainly there's nothing developmentally at risk for these kids and basically, what the children ...


  • Helping a Child to Come Out

    Recalling that her own tomboy ways served as a signal, she said, "I was one of those kids, and my parents were those parents." Ms. Kahn added, "I've heard many parents who have said, 'I knew my son was gay, I heard my daughter was a lesbian, and I just ...


  • Regnerus Scandal: Researcher Lying, Not Independent From Anti-Gay Funders

    "Do the children of gay and lesbian parents look comparable to those of their heterosexual counterparts?" Regnerus's study methodology, though, did not truly allow for studying children of gay and lesbian parents. The majority of Regnerus's study ...


  • Malaysia education minister: LGBT "dangers" no joking matter, causes HIV

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Education Minister Mohd Puad Zarkashi lashed out over the weekend the few campaigns that jokingly criticized the governments recent efforts to "educate" parents on how to catch "symptoms" of their children being gay or lesbian ...


  • Obama Administration Is Recruiting Gay and Lesbian Foster and Adoptive Parents

    President Obama, in contrast to his opponent Mitt Romney, has taken a firm and decisive stance in favor of gays and lesbians adopting. "I believe there are too many children who need loving parents to deny one group of people adoption rights. A child ...


  • 'Guidelines For Gay And Lesbian Symptoms' Endorsed By Malaysia Education ...

    Malaysia's Education Ministry has "endorsed guidelines" to help parents identify gay and lesbian "symptoms" in their children, Malaysian news website Malaysiakini reports. The list of guidelines allegedly lists eight "symptoms" -- four for gays and ...


  • Rainbow families in TV and film still lack color

    ABC's Modern Family, which features two gay dads in its ensemble cast, won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series last year.


  • Accepting the Reality Your Child is Gay

    ABPP, in COMING AROUND: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Kids(New Horizon Press, October 2012), provides an essential and insightful map for parents to use to navigate and cope with this stunning revelation by demonstrating and ...


  • NY judge grants custody to lesbian adoptive mother

    The ruling appears to be the first time a New York judge has granted custody to a gay or lesbian adoptive parent over a biological one, according to the lawyer for the plaintiff in the case. Family Court Judge Gloria Sosa-Lintner found that Allison ...


  • Area groups offer support to parents of gay children

    Lyle and Michele Becker, shown in their Alouez home, are members of a support group Michele helped found in 2008 for parents of children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The Beckers' 27-year-old son, John, whose high school graduation ...


  • Parent calls 'fowl' on Chick-fil-A partnership with Draper school

    ... the Georgia-based fast-food chain became emblematic of one's position on gay marriage, some Draper Elementary parents are questioning whether the partnership with Chick-fil-A could be construed as demeaning to children from gay and lesbian families.


  • Academic Outrage over Politically Incorrect Gay Parenting Study

    Interestingly, the study contradicted various studies and claims in recent years that children reared by gay or lesbian parents turned out, as adults, to be just as well-adjusted (and perhaps better-adjusted) than adults who as children were reared by ...


  • Same-sex parenting: A response

    Drawing on what Regnerus described as an "unprecedented" set of data, he came to the conclusion that children of gay and lesbian parents are worse off than children of "biologically intact families." It is important to note, however, that the Regnerus ...


  • Malaysia: Parenting Guidelines on How to Spot Gays and Lesbians

    @jeangreyxx Deeply amused by these guidelines published by Malaysia Educ Ministry on how to spot gay and lesbian children. Srsly.


  • Update: GLAAD slams Rupert Everett for negative views on gay parenting

    He just smiles." Everett's agreement with his mother over the issue of gay parenting has drawn criticism from LGBT organizations.


  • When the State Discriminates

    In addition, the agency announced that existing placements with lesbian and gay foster parents would be subject to a special, bi-annual review to determine whether the children should be removed from the homes. The new policy, which was drafted and ...


  • Jenet Jacob Erickson: Debate over gay parents needs more honest inquiry

    The picture revealed is dramatically different from the oft-cited conclusion that children of lesbian or gay parents do not differ from children raised in married biological families. The problem is that the widely touted conclusion of "no-difference ...


  • 'Gay-Centric' School Proposed in Toronto: VIDEO

    Irene Miller, president of the Toronto chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), says separating kids because of their sexual orientation won't help encourage acceptance. "What you're doing is saying: 'If we take away all ...


  • AIDS Council: Guidelines on gay and lesbian children is discrimination

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) has rejected the introduction of guidelines to help parents and teachers identify so-called gay and lesbian symptoms in schoolchildren. In a statement here on Wednesday, MAC president Datuk Dr Raj ...


  • Lesbian pens book on gays coming out to kin in Bible Belt

    Despite much of the initial bitterness between parents and a gay child, Barton said, "most people found that their relationships with their parents got better over time." Still, she said, her experiences with gays and lesbians in the Bible Belt showed ...


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