Publisher description for Out of the ordinary : essays on growing up with gay, lesbian, and transgender parents / Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels, editors.


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Out of the Ordinary is a truly unique anthology, a groundbreaking collection of essays by the grown children of lesbian, gay, and transgender parents. Ranging from humorous to poignant, the essays touch on some of the most important and complicated issues facing them: dealing with a parent's sexuality while developing an identity of one's own overcoming homophobia at school and at family or social gatherings and defining the modern family. In a time when traditional family structure has undergone radical change, Out of the Ordinary is an important look at the meaning of love, family, and relationships, and will speak to anyone who has lived or is interested in non-traditional families.

With a foreword by Margarethe Cammermeyer, Ph.D., author of Serving in Silence, and a preface by columnist and author Dan Savage, Out of the Ordinary also includes a resource guide of organizations that offer support for the hundreds of thousands of gay, lesbian, and transgender parents and their children. As the demographic increases, this book becomes an invaluable tool for learning, understanding, and acceptance.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Children of gay parents United States, Children of transsexual parents United States, Gay fathers United States Family relationships, Lesbian mothers United States Family relationships, Bisexual parents United States Family relationships, Transsexual parents United States Family relationships