Lesbian parents just as good as straight ones!

Interesting article in Bay Window’s, a New England LGBT newspaper, about new research about gay and lesbian parenting. Turns out not only are we not worse, we might actually be better!

…Representatives from the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and the American Counseling Association to set the record straight with regard to the research on LGBT parenting. Each of the representatives affirmed that the body of credible research on LGBT parenting shows that children raised by two committed LGBT parents develop just as well as their peers raised by married heterosexual parents.

Much of it has been done in response to a campaign by Focus on the Family, who has been taking other researcher’s studies and distorting their findings as proof that children do better when raised by heterosexual parents.

You can check out this website: www.respectmyresearch.org for more information.

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2 thoughts on “Lesbian parents just as good as straight ones!

  1. milbydaniel March 5, 2007 / 4:38 pm

    We missed you Saturday night at the blogger thing!

    Anyway, Lesbian parenting is a beautiful thing.. it makes total sense that gay and lesbian parents would be good parents (duh) – it’s so much harder for us to get kids, it requires so much thought and intention, rather than just accidentally getting pregnant and deciding to have a baby because, hey, why not? (Or, to be feminist and fair, because there’s no option to not have kids)

  2. Amber March 7, 2007 / 1:05 am

    True, Milbydaniel, but beyond the personal deliberations you mention, lesbian parents also tend to invest more time and financial resources throughout that child’s life. So thanks, APA (former thorn in the collective Sapphic side)! You’ve almost made up for the fact that you we were emotionally disordered up until 1973.

    Also, RadicalDoula! Email me at amber.galeo@gmail.com. I’ve got a question, an invite, and a proposal for you!

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