Work-Family Interface, LGBQ Parents

Research on Work-Family issues is typically heterocentric; that is, it focuses only on heterosexual married parents’ experiences at work and at home. In turn, little research has explored the Work-Family interface for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ)-parent families. The current entry addresses the limited research on the Work-Family interface, including Work-Family balance and conflict, in LGBQ-parent families. It discusses the role of outness and sexual identity, as well as parent gender, in LGBQ parents’ experiences of the Work-Family interface. It ends with a discussion of implications and recommendations for workplaces that wish to support their employees who possess the dual identities of LGBQ and parent. Because so little work has focused on the Work-Family experiences of gender variant and transgender parents, this entry focuses ...

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