Love Makes a Family : Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Parents and Their Families
This volume combines interviews and photographs to document the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and their children. It allows all of the family members to speak candidly about their lives, their relationships and the ways in which they have dealt with the pressures of homophobia. Included in the book are people from a diverse array of racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds, representing a wide range of family structures. Together, they provide clear evidence that family roles and responsibilities need not be based on gender, and that children thrive in an atmosphere in which understanding, respect and love transcend the prejudices of the day.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 253.49 x 253.49 x 19.56mm | 1,202.02g
- 25 May 1999
- University of Massachusetts Press
- Massachusetts, United States
- 56 duotone illustrations
A terrific addition to a growing body of literature on lesbian and gay families. As far as I know it is unique. Other publications review research or discuss issues relevant to lesbian and gay families. This one, through the use of photographs and interviews with family members, makes the issues these families face come alive. The first-person narratives address stereotypes and misconceptions about lesbian and gay families in an engaging and open manner that is completely disarming and touching.--Pat Griffin, coeditor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice A genuinely wonderful book, unique in its area, constituting a significant contribution to culture and education.--April Martin, author of The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook
About Minnie Bruce Pratt
Gigi Kaeser and Peggy Gillespie are codirectors of Family Diversity Projects, Inc., in Amherst, Massachusetts. Kaeser's photographs have been featured in many publications, and Gillespie is author with choreographer Bill T. Jones of Last Night on Earth. Kath Weston is author of Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship. Minnie Bruce Pratt is author of S/HE.