Intergenerational ambivalence—the simultaneous presence of both positive and negative dimensions of a parent—child tie—is a concept widely used in family studies. Yet research has yet to demonstrate whether—and, if so, how—individuals characterize others as ambivalent. Moreover, relatively little is known about ambivalence in gay and lesbian families. In addition, the author refines the concept of collective ambivalence , wherein perceived ambivalence typifies an entire family unit. The findings further revealed the importance of broader sociological factors, such as homophobia, in structuring perceived ambivalence.
Ambivalence in Gay and Lesbian Family Relationships
LGBT parenting - Wikipedia
For some children, having a gay or lesbian parent is not a big deal. Others may find it hard to have a family that is different from most families. Being different in any way can be confusing, frustrating, and even scary. But what really matters is that children can talk to their parents about how they feel and that there is love and support in the family. Children whose parents are homosexual show no difference in their choice of friends, activities, or interests compared to children whose parents are heterosexual. As adults, their career choices and lifestyles are similar to those of children raised by heterosexual parents.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families and Parenting
LGBT parenting refers to lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT people raising one or more children as parents or foster care parents. This includes: children raised by same-sex couples same-sex parenting , children raised by single LGBT parents, and children raised by an opposite-sex couple where at least one partner is LGBT. LGBT people can become parents through various means including current or former relationships, coparenting , adoption , donor insemination , reciprocal IVF , and surrogacy. Scientific research indicates that the children of same-sex couples fare just as well or even better than the children of opposite-sex couples. LGBT people can become parents through various means including current or former relationships, coparenting , adoption , foster care , donor insemination , reciprocal IVF , and surrogacy.
Demographic information updated to reflect latest statistics of LGBT coupling and families. Bibliography and citations updated to include new studies and literature. According to U. Since the s, a quiet revolution has been blooming in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT community. More and more lesbians and gay men from all walks of life are becoming parents.