Nancy J. Mezey’s LGBT Families presents a comprehensive yet accessible understanding of LGBT families today by drawing upon and making sense of the burgeoning scholarly literature about LGBT families from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It pays particular attention to how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age shape LGBT families, and how members of such families negotiate the social landscapes within which they exist. The book will help readers better understand the formation, experiences, challenges, and strengths of LGBT families, and addresses two main questions: Why are new family forms so threatening to certain groups of people in society? and How are new family forms beneficial to the society in which they exist?
Table of Contents
Series PrefacePreface and AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorChapter 1. LGBT FamiliesChapter 2. MarriageChapter 3. LGBT ParentsChapter 4. LGBT YouthChapter 5. Intimate Partner ViolenceChapter 6. Learning From LGBT FamiliesReferencesIndex
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If you are looking for comprehensive and up-to-date information about LGBT families (yes, this book really includes information about bisexuals and transgender people), then this is worth reading. The book reads well and covers a variety of topics. There is no other book out there like this.