You may think your question is innocent enough, but here's why these inquiries are insensitive toward gay parents. When my partner and I started telling our friends and families that we were going to have a baby, everyone was happy and excited for us. We were the only same-sex couple in our extended family and in our immediate circle of friends, as is often the case with gay people, so everyone had a lot of questions. Although people asked really insightful and thoughtful questions about our future family, we also heard some that left us scratching our heads.
Study shows lesbian moms raise children just as healthy as mixed-gender parents / LGBTQ Nation
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This article was published more than 8 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. Every parent wants their child to become a self-confident, self-aware being who deals well with challenges and can get the most out of life. What if female couples have found the secret? A series of studies in Canada and elsewhere over the past decade has found that the children of lesbians aren't just well-adjusted — they excel.
My name is Maeve Marsden and I was raised by lesbian mothers. After 33 years of quiet suffering, I am ready to come out about the trials of my upbringing. I have been inspired to share my story by a courageous woman named Cheryl Parrott. A therapist at Rich Relationships Counselling in Sydney, Parrott made a submission to the Senate inquiry into the proposed draft marriage equality bill, which was recently made public. Her submission contained the revelatory claim that children from same-sex families are far more likely to have been abused as children.
I have to be up front here. But I am also a parent. The fact is, things are better in the UK than they are in many other places around the world, but there is still a long way to go. Sometimes she did not want to bring friends home in case they noticed.