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The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA

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Judges, academics, and activists keep wondering how children are impacted by having gay parents. Maybe it's time to ask the kids. For the past four years, award-winning photographer Gabriela Herman, whose mother came out when Herman was in high school and was married in one of Massachusetts' first legal same-sex unions, has been photographing and interviewing children and ...more
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Published September 19th 2017 by New Press
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Sara
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so grateful for Gabriela Hernandez and her willingness to explore what life for kids of LGBTQ parents is like. The interviews hit on so many facets of coming of age, and provide sharp insight into the ways in which kids are affected by having queer parents. As a queer parent myself, I am excited to be raising a daughter in a world that is even more progressive than the eras in which Hernandez’s subjects grew up. This book is a beacon of hope.
Phoebe
Totally one-of-a-kind. This is a skillful, insightful, honest look at some adults in a generation of Americans raised in same-sex households. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s on the Jersey shore, I didn’t know a single kid with same-sex parents and the first out adult I met was during my high school after-school job. As my awareness and ally-ship grew, throughout high school, college, and early adulthood, I started getting curious about the children who probably came up with me -or who were a dec ...more
Sarah
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Moving, raw, honest, tender, beautiful. This work offers the opportunity to look into the eyes of "the kids" and listen to their experiences. It deeply honors the complexity and diversity of family, identity and relationships.
David P.  Craig
This is a book you can judge by its cover ... it's great!

Thanks to the librarian at the University of Idaho who selected this book for display in the 'new books' section as it was a perfect study break from writing my Spring 2020 lesson plans. Some of my students are 'The Kids' and I'll be a better professor for reading this book.

The text is full of compelling portraits of many kinds of families as told through short essays written by an adult child who had an LGBTQ parent or parents. The phot
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Megan
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, queer
It’s interesting to see the differences between generations and the effects of having to be closeted about your own family. Also, stories of the kids who lived through the AIDS epidemic and lost their dads and/or communities were heartbreaking — that’s not a part of that story I’d seen represented anywhere before.
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