Love Makes a Family
Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Parents and Their Families
An intimate look at the lives of these parents and their families
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.
"A terrific addition to a growing body of literature on lesbian and gay families. As far as I know it is unique. Other publications review research or discuss issues relevant to lesbian and gay families. This one, through the use of photographs and interviews with family members, makes the issues these families face come alive. The first-person narratives address stereotypes and misconceptions about lesbian and gay families in an engaging and open manner that is completely disarming and touching."—Pat Griffin, coeditor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
"A genuinely wonderful book, unique in its area, constituting a significant contribution to culture and education."—April Martin, author of The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook