I stopped shaving my head and started shaving my face, and I started insisting again that my daughters call me Dad, reprimanding them when they misbehaved. And how will their lives change, now that the presence of a child has made their relationship visible to the rest of the world? I was searching for my identity in the gay community, trying on different visages. Show details. Despite that shift in attitudes, though, a recent Tufts study found that gay fathers still feel the brunt of stigma, experiences that the researchers linked to states with fewer legal and social protections for gays and their families. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Gay men and lesbians considering parenthood would find it helpful, as would heterosexual men and women seeking to resist heteronormativity in their own lives.
It was published last month in the journal Pediatrics. Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice. In Gay Dads: Potentially harmful to families and children, stigma must be recognized and called out, said Ellen Pinderhughes.
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