The Resource Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals becoming parents or remaining childfree : confronting social inequalities, Cara Bergstrom-Lynch

Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals becoming parents or remaining childfree : confronting social inequalities, Cara Bergstrom-Lynch

Label
Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals becoming parents or remaining childfree : confronting social inequalities
Title
Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals becoming parents or remaining childfree
Title remainder
confronting social inequalities
Statement of responsibility
Cara Bergstrom-Lynch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book recognizes that intense public battles are being waged in the U.S. over the rights of LGB people to form legally and culturally recognized families. Their families are under a kind of sociopolitical scrutiny at this historical moment that compels us all to take stock of our strategies of family-building and, more broadly, the meaning of family in the U.S. today. Through in-depth, open-ended, qualitative interviews with 61 self-identified lesbian, gay, and bisexual people regarding how they came to have children or remain childless/childfree, this book reveals the challenges posed by homophobia and discrimination and showcases the creative strategies, resilience, and resourcefulness of lesbians, bisexuals, and gays as they build families (with or without children) after coming out. From descriptions of how the early process of coming out affected the desire to parent or remain childfree, to stories about the impact of homophobia and discrimination on the decision-making process, to the dynamics within couples that lead to becoming parents or remaining childfree, to examining how cultural notions of the strength of biology are employed when having children, to accounts of how the closet can be used strategically when bringing children into a family, their voices form the heart of this book. In a sociopolitical context in which gay, lesbian, and bisexual people often have to struggle to access the array of rights and opportunities that are afforded to most heterosexual people without question, addressing the questions raised in this book is an urgent and necessary endeavor" -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergstrom-Lynch, Cara
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.28.U6
LC item number
B465 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay parents
  • Gay couples
  • Homophobia
  • Discrimination
Label
Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals becoming parents or remaining childfree : confronting social inequalities, Cara Bergstrom-Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Families in the gayby boom -- Coming out, parenthood, and childlessness -- Homophobia and the gayby boom -- Parents' decision making -- Childfree couples' decision making -- Rearranging and stepping out of the closet to become parents -- "Sperm cocktails" and other strategies of biology work -- Gayby steps
  • Families in the gayby boom -- Coming out, parenthood, and childlessness -- Homophobia and the Gabyby boom -- Parents' decision making -- Childfree couples' decision making -- Rearranging and stepping out of the closet to become parents -- "Sperm cocktails" and other strategies of biology work -- Gayby steps
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9781498521987
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015036058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025574707
System control number
(OCoLC)920453725
Label
Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals becoming parents or remaining childfree : confronting social inequalities, Cara Bergstrom-Lynch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Families in the gayby boom -- Coming out, parenthood, and childlessness -- Homophobia and the gayby boom -- Parents' decision making -- Childfree couples' decision making -- Rearranging and stepping out of the closet to become parents -- "Sperm cocktails" and other strategies of biology work -- Gayby steps
  • Families in the gayby boom -- Coming out, parenthood, and childlessness -- Homophobia and the Gabyby boom -- Parents' decision making -- Childfree couples' decision making -- Rearranging and stepping out of the closet to become parents -- "Sperm cocktails" and other strategies of biology work -- Gayby steps
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9781498521987
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015036058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025574707
System control number
(OCoLC)920453725

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