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Out from Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Dawn Stefanowicz knows from personal experience that the environment in which a child is raised matters. Her story delivers a gripping, no-holds-barred account of what it was like to grow up with a homosexual father and a chronically ill and passive mother. Transparently, candidly, yet respectfully, Dawn raises the blinds on a home shrouded in secrecy, conflict, confusion, ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Annotation Press (first published 2007)
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Myth
Jan 09, 2012 Myth rated it it was ok
Typically, I don’t like memoirs and I don’t know why I read them. I would’ve given this memoir a 2.5 if it was possible, but I went for the lower rating for reason described in my analysis.

I took a long break from reading this book. At the time I picked it back up, about halfway through, I’ve also began reading Ethical Slut. Talk about an extreme contrast in morals, philosophies, culture and ideas. I do have my bias, but I like reading all kinds of different insights. Overall, I didn’t really c
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Natalie
Aug 14, 2013 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: español, crónica
Me gusto mucho este libro y la forma en que fue escrito, porque no fue escrito con odio o con rencor... La autora, por el mensaje que quiere transmitir a los lectores llama la atención al impacto de la paternidad homosexual, pero lo cierto es que tanto como la homosexualidad, es toda la confusión sexual, la promiscuidad, la exposición temprana a las actividades sexuales y el abuso sexual los que tuvieron impacto en la vida de la autora, e incluso si retiráramos la homosexualidad de ese hogar, ...more
Giacomo Gubert
Jan 13, 2013 Giacomo Gubert rated it it was amazing
FUORI DAL BUIO

L’esperienza di Dawn Stefanowicz


Recentemente un famoso attore disse di disapprovare l’adozione (quale forma essa assuma) di bambini orfani o abbandonati da parte di coppie conviventi di due uomini maschi. Un associazione che si occupa di queste cose reagì con forza a queste dichiarazioni pubbliche accusando questo famoso attore di essere fuori dal mondo visto che sembrava ignorare un’asserita verità di fatto, a dire di questa associazione, a tutti nota, che cioè i bambini che cre
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Betsy Dion
Jun 26, 2010 Betsy Dion rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoir
This well-written book tells the horror and abuse of Dawn's childhood without creating a caricature of either of her parents. Growing up in an extremely dysfunctional home, with a father who would rather be out with his boyfriends than give any time or attention to his family, took a toll on her development and her sense of who she is. The message of the book is summed up well in one of its own sentences: "What makes it so hard for a girl to grow up with a gay father is that she never gets to ...more
Nan
Jun 10, 2016 Nan rated it did not like it
First, we have to say that the title for this book is so misleading. It shouldn’t be called “The Impact of Homosexual Parenting” but “The impact of a dysfunctional home”. It is written by a very religious woman who suffered so much as a child. She was abused and ignored and struggled a lot for it. Now she writes this book trying to blame his dad’s sexuality, but it wasn’t homosexuality itself that caused her so much pain. It was that she wasn’t loved, that her father and mother didn’t love each ...more
Liz
Jan 31, 2009 Liz rated it liked it
This was an educational read. The author has a very detached style of writing, which is understandable considering the subject. Raised by a homosexual father, Dawn talks about the abuse and neglect that marched hand-in-hand with her father's promiscuous addiction to other men. Though she continually sought for his affection, attention, and approval up until the very hour of his death, Dawn recognizes the importance of children being raised by a mother and a father who are attracted to and ...more
Ayeshah
Jun 28, 2015 Ayeshah marked it as to-read
كل واحد ينام على الجنب اللي يربحه لكن واضح إن المسألة أكبر من حريات شخصية! المسألة تفتيت مفهوم الزواج و الأسرة! متشوقة لقراءة هذا الكتاب!!!!
Peter
May 26, 2015 Peter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: homosexuality
Dawn reveals the many dysfunctions that occurred in her family, due to her father's obsession with homosexual relationships.
Mathew
Jul 19, 2010 Mathew rated it really liked it
An even handed and candid account of the impact of the author's father's homosexual lifestyle on her upbringing. Warts and all.
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