Parent-Child Relationships

Despite the increasing number of families headed by LGBTQ individuals and couples, there is a dearth of research that examines the relationships between these parents and their children, especially relative to the number of studies that examine heterosexual Parent-Child relationships. Further, there is even less research emphasis on bisexual and transgender parents’ relationships with their children. This entry discusses what is known about LGBTQ Parent-Child relationships. First, a brief explanation of the ways in which LGBTQ individuals and couples pursue parenthood is presented. Then, the characteristics of the relationships between LGBTQ parents and their children are discussed, for intact and separated families.

Family Building in LGBTQ Families

Sexual-minority individuals and couples pursue a variety of routes to parenthood. Some become parents in the context of heterosexual relationships ...

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