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Family pride : what LGBT families should know about navigating home, school, and safety in their neighborhoods

Author: Michael Shelton
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, ©2013.
Series: Queer action/queer ideas.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An invaluable portrait and roadmap on how to thrive as an LGBT family The overwhelming success of Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" YouTube project aimed at queer youth highlighted that despite the progress made in gay rights, LGBT people are still at high risk of being victimized. While the national focus remains on the mistreatment of gay people in schools, the reality is that LGBT families also face hostility in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shelton, Michael, 1965-
Family pride.
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012023715
(OCoLC)769425646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shelton
ISBN: 9780807001981 0807001988 1299562302 9781299562301
OCLC Number: 826929001
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The diversity of LGBT parents --
The war on LGBT families --
Passing --
The stress of the ideal family --
Schools --
Professional services --
Recreation and leisure --
Religious institutions --
The legal system.
Series Title: Queer action/queer ideas.
Responsibility: Michael Shelton ; foreword by Elizabeth Castellana.

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An invaluable portrait and roadmap on how to thrive as an LGBT family The overwhelming success of Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" YouTube project aimed at queer youth highlighted that despite the progress made in gay rights, LGBT people are still at high risk of being victimized. While the national focus remains on the mistreatment of gay people in schools, the reality is that LGBT families also face hostility in various settings'professional, recreational, and social. This is especially evident in rural communities, where the majority of LGBT families live, isolated from support networks more commonly found in urban spaces. Family Pride is the first book for queer parents, families, and allies that emphasizes community safety. Drawing on his years as a dedicated community activist and on the experiences of LGBT parents, Michael Shelton offers concrete strategies that LGBT families can use to intervene in and resolve difficult community issues, teach their children resiliency skills, and find safe and respectful programs for their children.

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