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Author Apelqvist, Eva, author
Title LGBTQ families [ebook] : the ultimate teen guide / Eva Apelqvist
Published Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2013
Descript 1 online resource
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Series It happened to me ; 37
It happened to me ; 37
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents What is a family -- The kids are alright -- The T in LGBTQ : a discussion about sex and gender -- Love and marriage: amendments -- Other legal issues -- Bullying -- Media, popular culture and lgbtq families -- Religion, politics and corporations -- Activism -- It's a small world after all -- Celebrating family
Summary "According to the recent United States Census, there are 650,000 same-sex couple households in the U.S., and an estimated one-quarter of those households are raising children. In the past few years, several states across the nation have passed Freedom to Marry bills for same-sex couples. But even with the rise in recognition of LGBTQ families, acceptance has not necessarily followed. Unfortunately, young adults in LGBTQ families encounter many challenges, from derision by their peers to the embarrassment of being perceived as different.LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide focuses on the difficulties young people face as members of households in which one or more members are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, or queer/questioning. This book offers encouragement, insights, and resources to help them cope with and embrace the uniqueness of their family life. Teens and adults from LGBTQ families-and teens who identify as LGBTQ themselves-tell their personal stories and share strategies they use to deal with a sometimes unaccepting society. Topics discussed include politics, religion, media, and bullying.Aimed at young adults with LGBTQ parents, teens who identify as LGBTQ, those who support LGBTQs, and anyone wanting to educate themselves on the topic, this book will broaden understanding and enable teens and their peers to embrace the diversity of the modern family."-- Provided by publisher
Note Description based on print version record
Subject Gays -- Family relationships -- Juvenile literature
Sexual minorities -- Family relationships -- Juvenile literature
Children of gay parents -- Juvenile literature
Families -- Juvenile literature
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780810885370 (electronic bk.)
0810885379 (electronic bk.)

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