Home Fronts – Controversies in Nontraditional Parenting

Home Fronts – Controversies in Nontraditional Parenting

This anthology explores the issue of LGBTQ parenting from a variety of perspectives.

Author: Jess Wells Source: Alyson Publications Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 2000 Publication City: Los Angeles, CA Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: .Target Audiences: , , , , . Last Modified: 2009-08-12

Now that the lesbian and gay baby boom is in full swing, it’s time to step back and ask the tougher questions. Going beyond “How do I get pregnant?” or “Should I adopt?” a host of alternative family advocates tackles some complex and controversial issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered family, such as those of class, race, sexism, and divorce. Amity Pierce Buxton explores the issue of parenting with hostile heterosexual ex-spouses. Loree Cook-Daniels levels an explosive indictment of the conditions under which transgendered people are forced to parent. James Johnstone recounts the trials of being a donor dad. Susie Bright discusses the naïveté that lesbians sometimes bring to parenting. Rachel Pepper charges lesbians with villainizing the biological mother in custody cases. Cindy Rizzo explores the pain and confusion of custody and divorce. What results is a hard-hitting critique of the state of alternative parenting and where it is headed.

237 pages
ISBN: 1-55583-532-5