Queer parenting

My Sunshine

My Sunshine

I am a 28 years old east European women and I like to share with you my story… Maybe some of you understand me.

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Ulysse et Alice: A guide to understand Gay and Lesbian parents

Ulysse et Alice: A guide to understand Gay and Lesbian parents

Expanding Children’s Understanding of Families with Gay and Lesbian Parents A guide to accompany the illustrated children’s book « Ulysse et Alice » MONTREAL – October 20 2007 – The Lesbian Mothers Association has created a French-language resource kit to help teachers and educators working with young children to present and demystify families with same-sex […]

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Was it right to explain to my kid that me and my partner are a same-sex couple ?

Was it right to explain to my kid that me and my partner are a same-sex couple ?

Question asked by Nicole (26 years old woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on January 31, 2007 by

Sorted in Queer parenting, Coming out, Questions

Hi Nicole, Thank you for writing to AlterHeros. The first thing to note is that coming out to children is never easy, especially when they are our own. There are no guidelines indicating at what age children should know about their parents sexual orientation. Even if your oldest child is seven, ... Read more.
Gays & Lesbians Parents Make Bad Parents: There is No Basis for This Perception

Gays & Lesbians Parents Make Bad Parents: There is No Basis for This Perception

There is a popular misconception that gay and lesbian parents, because of their sexual orientation, compromise the psychological and sexual development of their children. A well-publicized statement of this point of view is found in a document recently released by the Vatican entitled “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons”. […]

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Somebody Loses

Somebody Loses

“It was an accident,” Dad said, his shoulders hunched up around his ears. He doubled the aggression of the windshield wipers with a flick of his wrist. “I don’t know how it happened. At our age… I just didn’t think it was very likely.”

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Send In The Clones

Send In The Clones

The undisputed hot ethical topic of the 21st Century is set to be cloning. So how soon will it be before gay couples are able to clone their own children? And do we really want to be parents to our own clones? David Stein looks at the brave new world of human reproduction. Read more…

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Send In The Clones

Send In The Clones

The end of 2002 was marked with a sudden storm of controversy. It all centered on Clonaid, the company claiming to provide “eternal life thanks to science”. On 27 December the world's first human cloning company stated that it had cloned a baby girl called Eve. For many this was a shock to the system. […]

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Study: Gays & Lesbians Make Fine Parents

Study: Gays & Lesbians Make Fine Parents

A new study on gay parenting shows that gay and lesbian couples make parents equally as good or better than heterosexuals. The national study was conducted by Suzanne Johnson, associate professor of psychology at Dowling College in Oakdale, N.Y. She examined 415 lesbian and gay parents raising children across America. Nanette Silverman, one of the […]

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Fatherhood: A Gay Couple’s Dream

Fatherhood: A Gay Couple’s Dream

A child we all were not so long ago. For some of us that was decades ago and the idea of becoming a father has become a dream that was forsaken in our ever more pressing concern to accept our lives as gay men. Accepting our fate that as gay men, parenting a child was […]

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Will My Child Have a Family of HIs/Her Own?

Will My Child Have a Family of HIs/Her Own?

Longtime gay and lesbian couples perceive their relationship as just as committed and as much a family as married heterosexuals. Many couples hold commitment ceremonies to celebrate their relationship formally, in the company of friends and family. A number of provincial and local governments now recognize same-gender partners. Increasingly more companies, including IBM and American Express, […]

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