LGB parenting has grown more visible over the past few decades. The past several decades have seen a proliferation of studies on lesbian, gay, and bisexual LGB parenting, with increased attention to a family building by LGB people; b the transition to parenthood for LGB parents; and c functioning and experiences of LGB parents and their children. The findings are consistent in suggesting that despite confronting heterosexism in a variety of social contexts — including the health care system, the legal system, and the school system — LGB parents and their children are functioning quite well. This report provides an overview of the contemporary LGB-parent family research. We emphasize research that has been subjected to scientific peer review.
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CBS News A new study that finds children of a gay or lesbian parent may be more likely to have social and emotional problems has sparked controversy on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate. The study, from Mark Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, surveyed more than 15, Americans between the ages of 18 and 39, asking them questions about their upbringings. Its findings are published in the July issue of Social Science Research. One survey question asked whether a parent had been in a same-sex relationship during a child's upbringing; Regnerus wanted to see whether there were differences between kids raised in a household by a parent in a same-sex relationship compared with those who were raised by biological parents who were married and heterosexual. The survey results were measured by a set of 40 outcomes on social, emotional and relationship factors.
So many of our favorite celebrities are part of the LGBT community, and we just adore them. Raised in Queens by his mother, 50 was a kid that had a difficult lifestyle. Sadly, she was also addicted to drugs and alcohol and she was killed when 50 was just a teen. He was then raised by his grandmother. However, he has said time and time again that despite her addictions, his mother did the best job that she could with him.
Using data from the American Community Survey, this report provides estimates of the number of same-sex parents in the U. In , an estimated , United States households were headed by a same-sex couple 1. Between and , 2 Based on household counts, there were an estimated , same-sex couples raising children in , including 28, male same-sex couples and 86, female same-sex couples not shown.