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Pride and joy : a guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents / Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt.

By: Hagger-Holt, Sarah.
Contributor(s): Hagger-Holt, Rachel [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Pinter and Martin, 2017Description: 255 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781780664200; 1780664206.Subject(s): Sexual minorities | Parenting | Sexual minority parents | Sexual minorities' families | Children of sexual minority parentsDDC classification: 306.8740866 Summary: There have always been lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) parents. But now there is a 'gayby boom'. Changes in social attitudes, the law and medical technology mean that more LGBT people are becoming parents, and living proud and open family lives. Yet there are still few role models. Pride and Joy is full of stories, advice and real-life experience from LGBT parents and their children. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, sometimes surprising, every story sheds new light on what it's like for LGBT people raising children in the UK and Ireland today. Pride and Joy is positive and practical. It covers everything from starting a family, dealing with schools, talking with children about different families, and maintaining an LGBT identity as a parent. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand issues facing LGBT families including parents or prospective parents; extended families and friends; and social workers, teachers and other professionals
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

There have always been lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) parents. But now there is a 'gayby boom'. Changes in social attitudes, the law and medical technology mean that more LGBT people are becoming parents, and living proud and open family lives. Yet there are still few role models. Pride and Joy is full of stories, advice and real-life experience from LGBT parents and their children. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, sometimes surprising, every story sheds new light on what it's like for LGBT people raising children in the UK and Ireland today. Pride and Joy is positive and practical. It covers everything from starting a family, dealing with schools, talking with children about different families, and maintaining an LGBT identity as a parent. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand issues facing LGBT families including parents or prospective parents; extended families and friends; and social workers, teachers and other professionals.

Includes index.

There have always been lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) parents. But now there is a 'gayby boom'. Changes in social attitudes, the law and medical technology mean that more LGBT people are becoming parents, and living proud and open family lives. Yet there are still few role models. Pride and Joy is full of stories, advice and real-life experience from LGBT parents and their children. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, sometimes surprising, every story sheds new light on what it's like for LGBT people raising children in the UK and Ireland today. Pride and Joy is positive and practical. It covers everything from starting a family, dealing with schools, talking with children about different families, and maintaining an LGBT identity as a parent. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand issues facing LGBT families including parents or prospective parents; extended families and friends; and social workers, teachers and other professionals

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 7)
  • Who's who in Pride and Joy (p. 12)
  • Part 1 Starting Out
  • 1 The journey begins (p. 21)
  • 2 Adoption and fostering (p. 33)
  • 3 Sperm banks and fertility clinics (p. 40)
  • 4 Surrogacy (p. 48)
  • 5 Co-parenting and known donors (p. 55)
  • 6 Straight relationships (p. 66)
  • Special feature: Trailblazers (p. 73)
  • Special feature: Seeking asylum (p. 79)
  • Part 2 Coming Out as a Family
  • 7 The name game (p. 85)
  • 8 Family values (p. 94)
  • 9 Out and about (p. 109)
  • 10 School's out (p. 120)
  • Special feature: Cross-cultural parenting (p. 138)
  • Special feature: Relationships under pressure (p. 142)
  • Part 3 Creating New Forms of Family
  • 11 Biology isn't destiny (p. 147)
  • 12 The gender agenda (p. 165)
  • 13 Nuclear explosion (p. 181)
  • Special feature: Being an ally of LGBT parents (p. 198)
  • Special feature: Parenthood is not for everyone (p. 200)
  • Part 4 Who Do We Think We Are?
  • 14 Everything changes (p. 205)
  • 15 Staying gay (p. 219)
  • 16 Not in front of the children (p. 230)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 247)
  • Index (p. 249)