Family Pride What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods

ISBN-10: 080700197X

ISBN-13: 9780807001974

Edition: 2012

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Description: An invaluable portrait and roadmap on how to thrive as an LGBT family The overwhelming success of Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” YouTube project aimed at queer youth highlighted that despite the progress made in gay rights, LGBT people are still at high risk of being victimized. While the national focus remains on the mistreatment of gay people in schools, the reality is that LGBT families also face hostility in various settings—professional, recreational, and social. This is especially evident in rural communities, where the majority of LGBT families live, isolated from support networks more commonly found in urban spaces. Family Prideis the first book for queer parents, families, and allies that emphasizes community safety. Drawing on his years as a dedicated community activist and on the experiences of LGBT parents, Michael Shelton offers concrete strategies that LGBT families can use to intervene in and resolve difficult community issues, teach their children resiliency skills, and find safe and respectful programs for their children.

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 1/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 5.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

A Note from the Series Editor
Foreword
Introduction
LGBT Families in Flux
The Diversity of LGBT Parents
The War on LGBT Families
Passing
The Stress of the Ideal Family
The Challenges Confronting LGBT Families
Schools
Professional Services
Recreation and Leisure
Religious Institutions
The Legal System
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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