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Radical relations : lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children in the United States since World War II

Author: Daniel Winunwe Rivers
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, cop. 2013.
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on archival research and 130 interviews this book includes the stories of lesbian mothers and gay fathers in the 1950s, lesbian and gay parental activist networks and custody battles, families struggling with the AIDS epidemic, and children growing up in lesbian feminist communities. The author also addresses changes in gay and lesbian parenthood in the 1980s and 1990s brought about by increased awareness of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Winunwe Rivers
ISBN: 9781469607184 1469607182
OCLC Number: 863987624
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Nonfiction) 2014
Description: xii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Families in hiding: lesbian and gay parents and their children, 1945-1969 --
The seeds of change: forging lesbian and gay families, 1950-1969 --
In the best interests of the child: lesbian and gay parenting custody cases, 1967-1985 --
Lesbian mother activist organizations, 1971-1980 --
Gay fathers groups, 1975-1992 --
The culture of lesbian feminist households with children in the 1970s --
She does not draw distinctions based on blood or law: the lesbian/gay-baby boom, 1980-2003 --
Epilogue: lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children after Lawrence v. Texas.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Daniel Winunwe Rivers.

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In this deeply researched social history of six decades of gay fathers, lesbian mothers, and their children, Rivers seamlessly blends legal materials, oral histories, personal correspondence, and Read more...

 
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