1st Edition

Homosexuality and Family Relations

By Marvin B Sussman Copyright 1990
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    The first book of its kind, Homosexuality and Family Relations focuses on the effects of homosexuality and being homosexual on individuals in families and on the family as a group. Edited by Frederick W. Bozett, RN, DNS, and Marvin B. Sussman, PhD, this informative and enlightening volume examines the multiple varieties of family forms in which gay men and lesbians live, addresses the ramifications of homosexuality on family relationships, and explores the countless aspects of parenthood as they are experienced by gay men and lesbians, including adoption and foster care by lesbians and gay men, and the choice of increasing numbers of lesbians to bear children through artificial fertilization. Any professional who is interested in the family--educators, clinicians, academicians, researchers, and students, as well as others interested in families and in human sexuality and men’s and women’s studies--family science, gay studies, nursing, medicine, law, psychology, sociology, social work--will find this book useful, insightful, and unique.

    Contents Homosexuality and Family Relationships: Views and Research Issues
    • Hidden Branches and Growing Pains: Homosexuality and the Family Tree
    • Married Homosexual Men: Prevalence and Background
    • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner This Time? A Study of Gay Intimate Relationships and the Support for Those Relationships
    • Adoption and Foster Parenting for Lesbians and Gay Men: Creating New Traditions in Family
    • The Married Lesbian
    • Lesbians and the Choice to Parent
    • Parenting by Gay Fathers
    • Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents
    • Gay and Lesbian Adolescents
    • Ethnic Minority Families and Minority Gays and Lesbians
    • Older Lesbian and Gay People: Responding to Homophobia
    • Institutional Religion and Gay/Lesbian Oppression
    • AIDS: Impact on the Gay Man’s Homosexual and Heterosexual Families
    • The Shaman: The Gay and Lesbian Ancestor of Humankind
    • Homosexuality and Family Relations: Glossary of Terms


    Marvin B Sussman