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Lesbians raising sons : an anthology

Author: Jess Wells
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Alyson Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A baby boom among lesbians changes the face of the community and prompts a redefinition of the word "family." Examines many aspects of rearing children, including training boys to be feminists, building multiethnic families, freeing a boy's expression of gender, and battling the courts' challenges to these families. Includes ground-breaking studies that challenge superstitions about lesbian and gay parenting and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lesbians raising sons.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Alyson Books, 1997
(OCoLC)647330729
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jess Wells
ISBN: 1555834108 9781555834104
OCLC Number: 36315830
Notes: The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Awards: Short-listed for Lambda Literary Awards (Nonfiction Anthology) 1997
Description: xv, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: On the way to the water / by Sara Asch --
Fighting for the rights of mermaids / by Harriet Alpert --
Some queer straight talk on adoption / by Jennifer Levin --
Raising sons with emotion / by Laura K. Hamilton --
Born on foreign soil / by Jess Wells --
Man child : a black lesbian feminist's response (excerpt) / by Audre Lorde --
Every mother's son / by Robin Morgan --
Black, and white, and all the colors in between / by Loree Cook-Daniels --
Lesbian fathers / by Karen X. Tulchinsky --
The uncles' club / by Christina Starr --
Back to the village / by Grace Woodacre --
Outside the inside / by Lillian Faderman --
The myth of the male role model / by Cheryl Deaner --
Growing up to be loving / by Carole Morton --
Marbalo, lesbian separatism, and neutering male cats / by Ruthann Robson --
Piercing times / by Cindy Rizzo --
How we ended up with four sons and only one daughter, and what happened then / by Merril Mushroom --
The circle of love : a letter to Mikey / by Karen Bellavance-Grace --
Snakes and snails / by Ellen Grabiner --
Your mom looks like Superman / by Ilsa Jule --
Having something in common / by Laura Davis --
To raise a future man / by Sara Michele Crusade --
Or not / by Leslie Lawrence --
Balancing / by Tara Prince-Hughes --
Here comes the groom / by Pearlie McNeill --
Declared not fit / by Minnie Bruce Pratt --
Custody / by Shelley Adler --
Children in lesbian and gay families : theories and evidence / by Susan Golombok and Fiona Tasker --
The men in my life / by Lisa Orta --
Wings / by Janell Moon --
Lesbians, sons, and the courts / by Kate Kendell --
An unsent letter / by Martha Miller --
Choices / by Tryna Hope --
Fighting for our children : an interview with Sharon Bottoms / by Tziva Gover.
Responsibility: edited by Jess Wells.

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A baby boom among lesbians changes the face of the community and prompts a redefinition of the word "family." Examines many aspects of rearing children, including training boys to be feminists, building multiethnic families, freeing a boy's expression of gender, and battling the courts' challenges to these families. Includes ground-breaking studies that challenge superstitions about lesbian and gay parenting and sex-role modeling.

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