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CyberPals/CyberLove: What does it all mean for lesbians? Part 1. (Self-Help & Psychology Magazine).Dual-Career Lesbian Couples (Research). - Lesbian couples for friendship.  - Urge Congress to Allow Gay Couples to Stay in Committed Relationships. - Mixed Race Couples and the Family Get Together. - Gay couple hold Hindu wedding. - Intimacy in Gay Relationships. - Reflections on Cross-Generational Relationships. - Same-Sex Unions World-Wide: A History Ignored By Opponents Of Gay Marriage. Preliminary Survey (2004) by D. Michael Quinn. - On the Impossibility of Same-Sex Marriage. - UPS denies benefits to civil-union couples. - Census tries to draw same-sex couples out of closet. - 2000 Census information on Gay and Lesbian Couples (USA). - Gay marriage 'is good for health'. - "I Do But I Can't": marriage denial impacts mental health of gay men, lesbians. - Marriage or Bust? - The Rights Of Same-Sex Partners.  - Rights and Protections Denied Same-Sex Partners. - When Same-Sex Partners Fail To Formalize Their Relationship. - "The Trouble With Normal" by Michael Warner: A sex activist defends the right of gay men -- and everybody else -- to screw around. - Americans move dramatically toward acceptance of homosexuality (2011). - Whitewashing Gay History: Liberals applaud themselves for championing gay marriage. But there are ghosts at the weddings (2012). - US pediatricians back gay marriage, cite research (2013).

Stages of Gay Relationship Development. - Famous Same-Sex Couples. - Famous Lesbian Couples. - Gay couples march on Manhattan. - Trio of initiatives target gay couples: "Several initiatives seeking to amend the California Constitution to outlaw gay marriage and deny domestic partner benefits to same-sex couples have entered circulation, much to the chagrin of gay rights advocates..." - Gay Couples Study. - Where gay couples are coming out [in USA]. - Gay, lesbian couples can teach heterosexuals how to improve relationships. - Gay Couples More Honest And Mature Than Heterosexuals. - Gay and Lesbian Couples at Home: Identity Work in Domestic Space. - Wedding Of Gay And Lesbian Couples Are 'Pride' Open This Week (Toronto). - Instinctively, I'm Not Just a Sexual Beast': The Complexity of Intimacy Among Australian Gay Men. - Putting a ‘Black Face’ On Gay Marriage (2011). - On Gay Marriage, Europe Strains to Square 27 Interests (2012). - In Gay Marriage Debate, Both Supporters and Opponents See Legal Recognition as 'Inevitable' (2013): As support for gay marriage continues to increase, nearly three-quarters of Americans – 72% – say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable.” This includes 85% of gay marriage supporters, as well as 59% of its opponents. The national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted May 1-5 among 1,504 adults, finds that support for same-sex marriage continues to grow: For the first time in Pew Research Center polling, just over half (51%) of Americans favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. Yet the issue remains divisive, with 42% saying they oppose legalizing gay marriage. Opposition to gay marriage – and to societal acceptance of homosexuality more generally – is rooted in religious attitudes, such as the belief that engaging in homosexual behavior is a sin.

2000 Census information on Gay and Lesbian Couples, by state. - Same-Sex Couples, USA: Statistics. - Indian reservations and tribal lands, by highest percentage of same-sex couples. - From The Washington Post: Count of Gay Couples Up 300%. -  Census Figures on Same-Sex Couples. - Gay couples head almost half-million households N/A. - Gay couple-led homes reach far corners of US N/A. - Intergenerational Gay Couple. - 200 Gay Couples "Wed" in Mexico City N/A. - Some gay folks are saying 'I don't' or 'not now': They worry about legal issues or are leery of marriage. - Observations on Work/Family Research on Gay and Lesbian Couples (PDF Download). - Through a glass, darkly: u.s. Marriage discourse and neoliberalism (2011).

Gay Couples. - Les couples serodiscordants [HIV-positive/HIV-negative couples]. - Atlanta Couples Together. - Turns Out The Happy Couple Is Gay. - Lesbian and Gay Couples. - Lesbian Couples and Friends: Is There Enough Love to Go Around? by psychotherapist Kali Munro. - The Experienced World of Young Gay Men who are Attracted to Older Men - A Phenomenological Study. (Alternate link with link to complete study in Finnish.). - Gay couples can be as stable as straights, evidence suggests.  - Three's company: in Hush! a gay couple become a trio when a young woman decides to bear their child, For out filmmaker Hashiguchi Ryosuke, it's a uniquely Japanese twist. - Marriage's effect on lesbian and gay couples studied. - Women, but Not Men, Living with a Same-Sex Partner Are Disadvantaged with Regard to Health Care Access (2006). 

Why We Can't Keep It Together: Columnist Alan Ilagan reviews in this past column on a breakup he had with a lover of his. He reflects on how different and not-so different it was from previous relationships and as to why gay men seem unable to stay together for long. - What A Gay Guy Wants: With youth, we have vitality and energy. With age, we have wisdom and patience. Alan  talks about his experience with both and what age means ultimately. - The Internet: Friend Or Foe? The Internet: A shady place to illicitly find quick gratification or a world of opportunity to explore the full gay community? Alan gives his opinions on the issue of how "friendly" the Internet truly is. (Other Articles. - Story Archives. - Alan's Web Site). - Walls and bridges: how coupled gay men and lesbians manage their intergenerational relationships.

Bauermeister JA, Johns MM, Sandfort TG, Eisenberg A, Grossman AH, D'Augelli AR (2010). Relationship trajectories and psychological well-being among sexual minority youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(10): 1148-63. PDF Download. Dating in adolescence plays an integral part in the development of sexual and social identities. This process is particularly salient for sexual minority youth who face additional obstacles to their identity formation due to their marginalized status. We investigated the influence of participating in a same-sex relationship (SSR) or an opposite-sex relationship (OSR) on sexual minority youths' psychological well-being (i.e., symptoms of depression, anxiety and internalized homophobia, and self-esteem) in an ethnically-diverse sample of 350 youth (55% male) between the ages of 15-19 years, recruited from three GLBT drop-in centers in the New York City area. Using longitudinal data, we examined youths' SSR and OSR over time. Multivariate regression analyses suggest that involvement in a SSR was positively associated with changes in self-esteem in males, and negatively correlated with changes in internalized homophobia in females. We discuss the implications for positive development in sexual minority adolescent populations.

From Stonewall.org (UK): See "Partnership". - Gay couples could get register (UK). - ABCNews: Key Victory for Gay Couples. - TIME Magazine: A Halfway Win For Gay Couples. - City haven to gay couples. Same-sex pairs found throughout state. - Les couples gais sont-ils protégés? - Lesbian couple lose equal rights case. - France grants equal legal rights to gay couples. - Gay Couple is a Family. - First British TV ad to feature gay couple. - Hawaii Gay Marriage Bureau. - The High Price of Being a Gay Couple.

Gay Illegal Immigration Movie Tackles Political Issue: "Art not only imitates history but current events in last years limited theatrical release Maple Palm, set to be released on a Collector's Edition DVD July 3. Maple Palm dramatizes the story of a lesbian couple of fifteen years concealing the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. As seen in the film's movie trailer and exclusive clips, Maple Palm offers an intense dramatization of what it means to be an illegal immigrant facing deportation. At times, the film is raw and disturbing, depicting the harsh and sometimes violent truth of these difficult circumstances. Yet the filmmakers insist that, at its core, Maple Palm is a love story, albeit a tragic one..." - Film spotlights couples' immigration woes. - Immigration for Same Sex Couples Where Neither Partner is Canadian and Both Partners Are Immigrating. - Same-Sex Couples - Equality under Canadian Immigration Rules. - Immigration Laws Discriminate Against Gay and Lesbian Families (USA).

Gay and Lesbian Couples - See Progress in British & Australian Immigration (1995, No. 3) N/A. - Australians Back Same-Sex Marriage. - Stonewall Immigration Group. - Gay couples celebrate immigration changes (UK). - Changes in US Immigration Splitting Gay Couples N/A- The Status Report Immigration Equality Newsletter Archive. - Gay Couple Wins Immigration: Victory in Canada (1995) N/A. - Immigration law leaves gay, lesbian couples no place to call 'home'. - Same Sex Immigration Resources - Canada. - GLITF (NSW) The Gay and Lesbian Immigration Task Force. - South Africa: Lesbian couples file interdict on immigration refusal. - Canada Introduces New Immigration Act. - Canadian Immigration for Same-sex Partners. - Permanent Partner Immigration Act Hailed by Major Groups Establishes Equality in Immigration for Gay Men & Lesbians. - Partner's Immigration Resources.

Down Under, More Gay Couples Stand Up to Be Counted.. - The Age: Gay couples' road to recognition fraught with pain. - Canadian Appeals Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Claim N/A. 

La reconnaissance du couple homosexuel, normalisation ou révolution symbolique? - Marie - Jo Bonnet, 1998. - Claims gay couples disadvantaged in rural areas N/A. - Queer as Family: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered Families in B.C. (PDF Download) - Hospital Ends Spousal Insurance Plan To Avoid Covering Married Gays (Boston) N/A.

Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples: Table of Contents: - Marriage - Essays on Legal Marriage. - Freedom to Marry Organizations. - Vermont gay couples tell court why they should be allowed to marry. - Vermont Starts Gay Unions. - Vermont Gives Marital Protections to Lesbian and Gay Couples. - Love Makes A Family: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Their Families.

An Historic Day for Equality Rights in Canada N/A: "At the stroke of noon today the government of Canada changed the way gay couples in this country can view  themselves and be viewed by others forever."  - New Laws for Gay Couples (Canada): "The Canadian government is calling for sweeping changes to dozens of laws to ensure that same-sex couples will be treated the same as heterosexual common-law couples." - Supreme Court ruling redefines family. - Gay couples win rights: "They're entitled to the same spousal support as common-law couples, top court rules. - Common law is just too common: When measuring equality, it matters who you're equal to. - Queer News Aotearoa: Lesbian Couples Reject Equality. - Same-sex marriage in Canada. - The Supreme Court and same-sex marriage. - Same-Sex Marriage Advances In Canada.

Gay Couples Marry in Massachusetts. - Unmarried gay couples lose health benefits: "Many of the state's largest employers are dropping health benefits for unmarried gay couples, seven months after Massachusetts became the only state to legalize same-sex marriage." - Divorcing gay couples create new legal issues: Alimony, property questions have even lawyers confused. -  NJ gay couples get civil unions.- For Gay Couples, Ruling Has a Cash Value. - WA gay couples line up to register as domestic partners. - Civil limits in Vermont: Gay couples learn that union isn't the same as marriage. - Alaska Provides Benefits to Same-Sex Partners. - Alimony provides a same-sex union test. - Gay couples allowed to have fairytale weddings. - ‘Fairy Tales’ now come true for gay couples at Disney. - Colombia Gives Gay Couples Same Rights As Marriage. - The Irresistible Banality of SameSex Marriage: How opponents of marriage for gays will be bored into submission (2005).

Are same-sex couples in Europe accepted? "The EU is becoming ever more integrated, yet there is a big disparity between homosexual rights in member states. Here is a look at the situation from Oslo to Belgrade..." - Spain gives gay couples right to wed. - Italian city grants gay couples limited rights. - Gay couples win full rights to 'marriage'. - Why thousands of gay and lesbian couples are entering civil partnerships (UK). - Dutch gay couples' rights same as heterosexual pairs. - 50,000 gay couples in the Netherlands. - The Registered Partnership Act: Denmark. (Related Information) - Eigil Axgil, half of the first legally married gay couple in the world, died Sept. 22 at the age of 73.

Same-sex marriage in France (2013, Wikipedia): Same-sex marriage has been legal in France since 18 May 2013. It is the thirteenth country worldwide to allow same-sex couples to marry. The legislation applies to the French Overseas departments and territories. - French Open targeted by anti-gay marriage protest (2013). - 'I’m no homophobe – but the law on gay marriage undermines humanity': Is Béatrice Bourges of Printemps Français the most dangerous woman in France? (2013): The loudest voice in the increasingly vociferous French protest movement against same-sex unions is no far-right skinhead, but a Catholic mother of two. John Lichfield meets Béatrice Bourges. - Keep up battle against same-sex marriage, urges Catholic leader (20/13): A French Catholic campaigner has urged Church leaders not to give up opposition to same-sex marriage, despite the spread of laws allowing the practice across Europe. Antoine Renard, president of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe, said: “The message from France is the campaign isn’t over – these laws rely on a big lie, and no lie can survive. - 'The Daily Show' mocks gay marriage opponents around the globe (2013): Operating from the assumption that our friends in Europe are “more enlightened about these issues” than Americans, Oliver was surprised to learn of the riots that erupted in Paris following the legalization in that famously sexually laissez-faire country. “I guess they just feel very strongly about preserving traditional marriage in France,” he reasoned, “which is of course one man, one woman, and her sister, once, and their maid, and the college-age daughter of friends who stayed with them for the summer. You know, traditional French marriage.”

Hollekim A, Slaatten H, Anderssen N (2012)A Nationwide Study of Norwegian Beliefs About Same-sex Marriage and Lesbian and Gay Parenthood. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 9(1): 15-30. PDF Download. A sample of 1,246 Norwegians participated in the study by filling out a questionnaire. The majority reported that they were supportive of equal marriage rights for lesbian, gay and heterosexual couples, whilst there was less support for granting gay and lesbian couples equal right to become parents. The negative attitudes towards equal parenting rights for lesbian, gay and heterosexual couples were explained mainly by concerns about the welfare of children growing up with gay and lesbian parents.

Andersson G, Noack T, Seierstad A, Weedon-Fekjaer H (2004). The Demographics of Same-Sex "Marriages" in Norway and Sweden. In: Digoix Marie & Festy, Patrick (eds). Same-sex couples, same-sex partnerships, and homosexual marriages: A Focus on cross-national differentials. Documents de travail n°124, Ined, 2004, p. 247-264. PDF Download. Registered partnerships: A new family type At present, the issue of granting legal recognition to same-sex couples is high on the political agenda in a large number of countries. In places where such a family type is not recognized, the debate tends to be intensifying. In many countries in Europe, it is already well established, and the discussion then more often concerns various amendments to existing rules. The first country at all to introduce a legal recognition of same-sex unions was Denmark in 1989, and the term “registered partnership” was invented for that purpose. In all Nordic countries, same-sex couples today have the possibility to contract a registered partnership, a civil status that in practice is not much short of a marriage. Such a family type was in the second place introduced in Norway in 1993, subsequently in Sweden in 1995, Iceland in 1996, and, finally, in Finland in 2002. By 2003, same-sex unions had been given legal recognition in one form or another also in Germany, France, Hungary, Portugal, Belgium, and the Netherlands1. In 2001, the latter country became the first in the world to amend its marriage act to give couples of the same sex admission to marry in the same manner as opposite-sex couples. 

Marriage and Living Together. - Who's in a Long Term Relationship? - at least 70% of gay men, maybe 80-90%, aren't. - Couples Therapy for Lesbians and Gay Men: The Basics (2009). - Free love & marriage: A look at how non-monogamy can work. - The joy & agony of non-monogamy: Why one man sometimes just isn't enough. - A year after their wedding, gay couple works hard to stay together. - Gay Marriage? Absolutely! - Jews and Alternative Lifestyles: A Halakhic Proposition for the Orthodox Jew (An essay specifically addressing the religious, social, and legal issues that are of concern to lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals seeking marriage commitments within the Jewish community). - Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives. - Queer Kids of Queer Parents Against Gay Marriage! - Beyond Gay Marriage and Queer Separatists–The Call for a Working-Class Queer Movement (2010, Alternate link). - Gay marriage a distant dream around the world (2012). 

Jay-Z Backs Obama: Gay Marriage Endorsement ‘Right Thing To Do (2012). - Obama’s Switch on Same-Sex Marriage Stirs Skepticism (2012). - Barack Obama's gay marriage stance divides black churches (2012). - Google Search: Obama gay marriage.

Jordal, Christian Edward (2011). “Making it Work”: A Grounded Theory of How Mixed Orientation Married Couples Commit, Sexually Identify, and Gender Themselves. PhD Dissertation, Marriage and Family Therapy program, Faculty of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. PDF Download. Download Page. Married bisexuals who come out to their heterosexual partners do not invariably divorce. This qualitative study included 14 intact, mixed orientation married couples. The mean marriage duration was 14.5 years, and the mean time since the bisexual spouse had come out was 7.9 years. The research focused the negotiation processes around three constructs: (a) sexual identity; (b) gender identity; and (c) marital commitment. Dyadic interviews were used to generate a grounded theory of the identity and commitment negotiation processes occurring among intact mixed orientation married couples. The findings revealed two sexual identity trajectories: Bisexuals who identify before marriage and reemerge within marriage; or bisexuals who do not identity before marriage but who emerge from within marriage. Two gender identity processes were reported: gender non-conformity and deliberate gender conformity. Finally, two negotiation processes around marital commitment were found: (a) closed marital commitment, and (b) open marital commitment. Closed marital commitment was defined as monogamous. Open marital commitment had four subtypes: (a) monogamous with the option to open; (b) open on one side (i.e., the bisexual spouse was or had the option to establish a tertiary relationship outside the marriage); (c) open on both sides or polyamorous; and (d) third-person inclusive (i.e.. couples had or were seeking a third person to bring into their marriage for both spouses). The implications for research and clinical practice were discussed.

The effect of marriage on lesbians' mental health, physical health, and quality of life (2011): Subjects ( N = 200) were recruited via the Internet. A cross-sectional, Internet-based survey was conducted. The social support and psychosocial models served as the theoretical frameworks in this investigation. Analyses using ANCOVA found that QOL was higher for married lesbians vs. lesbians in committed relationships. Socially, marriage equality in the form of state marriage laws, and federal benefits and protections for lesbian couples and their families, could serve public health interests and promote positive social change. Positive social change could also be promoted by the reduction of stigma, stereotypes, discrimination, and oppression of sexual minorities in the areas of access to health care, the judicial system, and religious institutions.

Example of health researchers ignoring sexual and gender minority issues (2014): To the Editor: We have great concerns about the article “Marital Status and Survival in Patients With Cancer” by Aizer et al. and the associated editorial by Kissane, which further discusses the finding that marriage has a protective effect, whereas the unmarried have a significantly higher risk of late cancer diagnosis, undertreatment, and cancer death. We believe that omitting a discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations from both the article and editorial is an oversight that is troubling for a host of reasons. Despite a failure to dedicate resources and funding, at least federal and nonfederal agencies, including the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, acknowledge the existence of cancer disparities as a result of sexual orientation. More importantly, despite the lack of dedicated resources to examine these disparities, population-based research shows that gay men have a higher prevalence of cancer histories, lesbian and bisexual women with cancer report worse quality of life compared with their heterosexual peers, and women in same-sex relationships have greater risk for breast cancer–related mortality than women in opposite-sex relationships. Therefore, at a minimum, the article and the editorial should have discussed the fact that LGBT populations are likely overrepresented in their study, carrying a greater cancer burden...

No Sex, Please, We’re Gay Teens:... The GLBT movement is seriously failing queer young people in matters of sex.... Young queer people today are growing up in a world where gay and mainstream culture give them mixed signals about sexuality and sexual behavior. The two historical circumstances that made growing up gay so unique for those born in the mid-1980s and after—the fight for marriage equality and the AIDS epidemic—are also making it almost impossible to have informed, healthy, and sane discussions about sexual desire and sexual activity. That’s because in recent years the clanging of wedding bells and the insistent bad news about HIV transmission (much of it fueled by anti-gay hysteria in the mainstream media) has distorted how the gay and lesbian community talks about sex. Over the past five years, safe sex education, seen from the mostly gay-run AIDS non-profits, has shifted from promoting healthy sexuality and sexual behavior to the “be afraid to have sex” scare tactics of the 1980s. Moreover, the fight for marriage equality—and the elevation of marriage as the idealized pinnacle of appropriate and healthy homosexuality—has moved front and center in gay politics and, to a large degree, in the imaginations of young gay people, much to their detriment...  In almost all the community discussion of marriage equality, the word “sex”—even the idea of “sex”—is glaringly absent...  The connection between AIDS and marriage here is not incidental or accidental. When the AIDS epidemic exploded, one of the first responses to it, both within and outside the queer community, was to urge gay men to stop having sex and to enter into monogamous relationships. Even after the specifics of AIDS transmission became known, much AIDS education focused on curtailing sexual experience altogether. For many gay male commentators, such as Larry Kramer, Bruce Bawer, and Gabriel Rotello, the curtailment of sexual activity was the only “cure” for the AIDS epidemic. ..  Most of us—excluding a significant part of the religious right, which favors abstinence-only sex- ed—know that people get better at sex not only by having a range of sexual experiences, often with different people, but also by thinking and talking about sex. That is the conversation that gay men and lesbians as a community are not having and that is being stifled by the power and the enormous consequence that the same-sex marriage debate—drained of sex—has assumed in our politics and lives.

Analysis: Gay marriage around the globe. - Homosexual (same-sex) marriages. - With This Ring: Discussion On Gay Marriage. -  Just Couples, NYC  A social and support group of gay and lesbian committed relationships. - Couples National Network. - Legally married couples versus gay/lesbian couples. - Should Gay Couples Be Allowed to Marry? - Gerald Ford: Treat gay couples equally. - Gay Marriage/Same-Sex Unions in Modern European States. - Pension ruling benefits gay couples (UK).

Against Marriage and Motherhood. -  Des dangers de la reconnaissance légale du couple homosexuel [Some dangers related to the legal recognition of gay couples]. - The taming of queers: Society gives a stamp of approval to homo relationships. - Singles of the world unite!  Couples' rights don't help poor or elderly  homos. - Who are you? Xtra readers sleep around. - Alternatives to Marriage Project. - Give Federalism a Chance: The case for same-sex marriage. - Top twelve reasons homosexual marriage should not be legal. - Same-Sex Marriage: Crisis in Society, Summons to the Church

The Rod and Bob Jackson-Paris 'model' Couple: The first book - Straight From the Heart: A Love Story. - The dangers of having a 'model' couple: The second book - Bob and Rod by Tom Binachi.The Tyranny of Loving Marriages [and its negative effects on gay males]. - Relationship Institute Gay Lesbian Workshops for Couples. - UCB Parents Therapy & Counseling Recommendations: Lesbian Couples. -Workshop for Couples: Article Listing. - Couples must learn About the Stages of Love. - Workshop for Couples. - A Handbook for Lesbian Couples. - Health of Lesbian and Gay Couples.

Men in Relation - Guys, as men, we have our work cut out for us! N/A - Drawing the Lines: Monogamy/Non-Monogamy Issues Between Gay Men N/A - The Value and Difficulties of Gay Relationships N/A. - Long Distance Relationships N/A - Homophobia's Remnants  - A discussion of Men on Relationships N/ACompletion - Ever ended a relationship without telling him why? N/A. - Fathers Day N/A. - Coming Out to your Kids N/A. (These articles by Thomas Fronczak were located at his web pages.)

Articles by Michael Shernoff: - Male couples and their relationship styles.Gay Male Sexuality: Exploring Intimacy in the Age of AIDS. - We're Having Great Sex, But Are We Happy? - Whoa! Slow Down, Boy! Dating, Romance and the Art of Courting. - Unexamined Loss: An Expanded View of Gay Break-Ups. - Grief and the Triumph of Love. - Gay Marriage and Gay Widowhood. - Gay Grief and Gay Widowers. - Introduction to GAY WIDOWERS: Surviving the Death of A Partner, 1998. - What the “Dutch Study” Really Says About Gay Couples.

Qin P, Agerbo E, Mortensen PB (2003)Suicide risk in relation to socioeconomic, demographic,  psychiatric, and familial factors: a national register-based  study of all suicides in Denmark, 1981-1997.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 160(4):765-72. (Abstract): "...registered [same-sex] partners included as a separate category  in the analysis had an odds ratio of 4.31 (95% CI= 2.23–8.36)  in the crude analysis and 3.63 (95% CI=1.71– 7.67) in analyses with adjustment for other factors in the full model [for having committed suicide compared to opposite-sex married couples]".

Legal Issues: - Nolo Law for All. - Gay/Lesbian Politics and Law: Marriage and Domestic Partnership. - Marriage & Living Together - Legal Encyclopedia - Nolo. - Rainbow Law Newsletter for Gay & Lesbian Couples. - Legal articles related to Gay & Lesbian Couples. - Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature. - Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature. - Same Sex Couples: "This section deals with family law and divorce law as they apply to people in same-sex relationships. Because the provincial laws of British Columbia, and many of the federal laws, that affect gay and lesbian relationships are virtually, if not actually, identical to those that affect straight relationships, this section will provide a summary review of these issues from a same-sex perspective. Expanded information on all of the subjects discussed in the section is available elsewhere in this site." - Same Sex Couples Family Law (Ontario). - Researcher notes ironic twist in U.S. approach to same-sex relationships. - Estate Planning: GLBT Couples.

History: - The World History of Male Love. - Male Love Museum. - Paul Halsall: Greek Couples. - Women Loving Women in Herstory. - A history of lesbian unions. - Lesbian and Gay Marriage through History and Culture. - Historical Lesbian Couples. - Same sex marriage in the non-European world.


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Institute for the Study of Marriage, Law and Culture (Canada).  - Muslim Canadian Congress endorses Same-Sex Marriage legislation (PDF Download).

Abstracts: - Therapeutic Experiences of Lesbian Couples An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis.  - Relationship Quality in Gay and Lesbian Cohabiting Couples: A 1-Year Follow-Up Study. - The Allocation of Household Labor by Partners in Gay and Lesbian Couples. - A Qualitative Exploration of Resilience in Long-Term Lesbian Couples. - The Experiences of Gay Couples Affected by HIV Infection. - Gay Male Christian Couples and Sexual Exclusivity. - Advance Planning by Same-Sex Couples. - HIV Risk and Protection Among Gay Male Couples: The Role of Gay Community Integration. - An Initial Examination of Maintenance Behaviors in Gay and Lesbian Relationships. - Racial Identity and Relationship Satisfaction in African American Gay Men. - The USA National Lesbian Family Study: Interviews with Mothers of 10-Year-Olds. - Sexual Orientation Identity and Romantic Relationship Quality in Same-Sex Couples. - Queering home or domesticating deviance? Interrogating gay domesticity through lifestyle television (2006). - Women's Sexual Satisfaction as a Predictor of Well-Being in Same-Sex Versus Mixed-Sex Relationships (2009).

Resources:Librarian Resources: GLBT Families. - The QRD "Domestic Partnership Resources.  - Marriage & Domestic Partnership Resources. - Atlanta Couples Together. - Gay Parenting Resources. - Homosexuality and Catholicism Bibliography: Section VIII: Lesbian and Gay Marriages. - Materials In The Family Resource Connection Library Collection On  Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues. - Salon Directory: Same-Sex Marriage. - Alternative Family Magazine. - Proud Parenting Magazine. - SFGate Ame-Sex Marriage Articles. - Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Same-Sex Marriage Articles Online. - Gay and Lesbian COUPLES National Network. - Gay Male and Lesbian Partner Program. - Health-related social control and relationship interdependence among gay couples. - Ebony and ivory: The interracial gay male couple. - References from workshop: Understanding Same-Sex Couples in the Context of Minority Stress. - More than Surface Tension: Femmes in Families (2008).

Resources: - Gayscape links to "Gay and Lesbian Domestic Partners and Same Sex Marriage" Resources. - The QRD "Family" Resources. - Search findarticles.com: many full text articles and papers. - The Ultimate "Planet Out" Guide to Queer Movies (Subject: Relationships). -  The Ultimate "Planet Out" Guide to Queer Movies (Subject: Romance). - PsychPage Resources. - National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Parenting & Family. - Wikipedia: Same-Sex Marriage. - QueeMarriage.Com. - Same-Sex Marriage Background Information, Documets, Legal Analyses, Commentaries. - Gay Marriage News. - Fighting for Marriage: Online Resources for Advocates. - Making Heteronormative Reconciliations: The Story of Romantic Love, Sexuality, and Gender in Mixed-Orientation Marriages (2009).

Peplau LA, Fingerhut AW (2007). The close relationships of Lesbians and gay men. Annual Review of Psychology, 58: 405-424. From Abstract: "This article reviews empirical studies of same-sex couples in the United States, highlighting consistent findings, drawing comparisons to heterosexual couples, and noting gaps in available research...  We conclude with comments about the contributions of empirical research to debunking negative stereotypes of same-sex couples, testing the generalizability of theories about close relationships, informing our understanding of gender and close relationships, and providing a scientific basis for public policy."

Books on Same-Sex Couples / Marriage. - Philosophy Research Base: Same-Sex Marriage Books. - Lesbian and Gay Marriage Resource Site: Recommended Books. - Togetherness Bookstore. - State Library of Massachusetts - Same Sex Marriage Bibliography

Books: - A Legal Guide for Lesbians and Gay Couples, 9th Edition - 1996 - edited by Shae Irving (Abstract) (Table of Contents, Excerpts). - A Legal Guide For Lesbian & Gay Couples (25th Anniversary Ed) 13th Edition - 2005 - by Hayden Curr, Denis Clifford (Author), Frederick Hertz. - Equality for Same Sex Couples: The Legal Recoginition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States - 2002 - by Yuval Merin (Review). - Legal Affairs Essential Advise For Same-Sex Couples - 1998 - by Frank Browning. - Legally Wed: Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution - 1997 - by Mark Strasser (Review) (Review). - Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families - 2006 - by Sean Cahill, Sarah Tobias. - Same-Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law - 2006 - by Kathleen E. Hull (Review). - Lesbian and Gay Couples: Lives, Issues, and Practice - 2011 - by Ski Hunter (Review).

Books: - Same-Sex Marriage: the Moral and Legal Debate - 1997 - edited by Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum (Review). - Same-Sex Marriage, Pro and Con: A Reader - 1997 - edited with an introduction by Andrew Sullivan (Review).- Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry - 2005 - by Evan Wolfson. - Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law - 2008 - by Nancy D. Polikoff. - Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution - 2007 - by Evan Gerstmann. - The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage - 2007 - edited by Craig A. Rimmerman, Clyde Wilcox. - Same-sex Marriage (Essential Viewpoints) - 2007 - by Patricia M. Stockland. - The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life - 1999 - by Michael Warner (Google Books) (Review) (Wikipedia).

Books: - Love Makes A Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents and Their Families - 1999 -  edited  by Peggy Gillespie. Preface online. (Love Makes A Family Homepage.) - Social Services for Gay and Lesbian Couples - 1994 - edited by Lawrence A. Kurdek (Table of Contents) (Amazon). - Gay and Lesbian Couples: Voices from Lasting Relationships by Richard A. Mackey, Bernard A. O'Brien, and Eileen F. Mackey (Abstract and Contents)  

Books: - Living Happily Ever After: Couples Talk about Lasting Love - 1996 - by Laurie Wagner, Stephanie Rausser and David Collier (Review). - My Lover is a Woman: Contemporary Lesbian Love Poems - 1996 - edited by Leslea Newman (Abstract). - Same-Sex Love and the Path to Wholeness - 1993 - edited by Robert H. Hopcke, Karin Lofthus Carrington, and Scott Wirth (Review).  - The Song of Songs, a Gay Love Poem by Dr. Paul R. Johnson (translated with commentary) (Review). - The Male Couple: How Relationships Develop by David P. McWhirter and Andrew M. Mattison (Abstract). - Legacies of Love: A Heritage of Queer Bonding - 2007 - by Winston Wilede.

Books: - My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters through the Centuries - 1999 - edited by Rictor Norton (Abstract) (Review). - Poems Between Women: Four Centuries of Love, Romantic Friendship, and Desire - 1999 - edited by Emma Donoghue (Abstract). - Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present - 1998 - by Lillian Faderman (Review). - A Freethinker's Primer of Male Love by John Lauritsen (Review). - Gay Male Christian Couples: Life Stories - 1997 - by Andrew K. T. Yip.. - Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 - 2005 - by David Deitcher (Review). - Les nouvelles amours particulières - 2005 - de Cyrille Boulay, Henry-Jean Servat. - Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe - 1995 - by John Boswell. - Boy Wives and Female Husbands: Studies of African Homosexualities - 1998 - edited by Stephen O. Murray and Will Roscoe. (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review)

Books: - Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships - 2000 - by D.Merilee Clunis and G. Dorsey Green.  - Relationship Therapy With Same-Sex Couples - 2004 - edited by Jerry J. Bigner, Joseph L. Wetchler (Google Books). - Together Forever: The Gay Man's Guide To Lifelong Love - 2005 - by Martin Kantor. Press Release. - Write from the Heart: Lesbians Healing from Heartache - 1996 - edited by Anita L. Pace. - Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief - 2006 - by Vicky Whipple. - 2nd Time Around - 1996 - by James Earl Hardy). - Couple Therapy with Gay Men - 2002 - by David E. Greenan, Gil Tunnell, David Greenan (Review) (Google Books). - An Introduction to Glbt Family Studies - 2006 - by Jerry J. Bigner. 


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Gay, Lesbian Families to Join American Tradition En Masse.  - Family Issues ARE Important To Our Community. - Lesbian couples 'could have own baby'. - Lesbian and gay parenting: A new family form. - Norway: Children raised by lesbian couples 'aren't disadvantaged'. - Planning gives gay fathers  'head start' over straight dads. - Lesbian couples awarded parental rights. - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queer Adoption. - Out In The Mountains: Views - Gay Parenting. - Growing Generations: Families through surrogacy. - Gay Parenting. - Homosexuals' Children Are More Likely to Try Same-Sex Activity. - Gay And Lesbian Adoption, Foster Care (Texas). - Overview of lesbian and gay parenting, adoption and foster care. - Two Gay White Daddies, A Black Adopted Baby and Racism. - Lesbian couples raise well-adjusted teenagers. - I'm A Queer Parent. - Gay couples as fit to adopt as heterosexuals: study. - Study shows no difference in adopted children raised by gay parents.- Culture Wars : Most Still Oppose Gay Marriage, but Support for Civil Unions Continues to Rise. - Parejas homosexuales en Puerto Rico (2011, Translation): Los cinco municipios con la mayor cantidad de parejas del mismo sexo son (en orden ascendiente) Cataño, Canóvanas, Guaynabo, Carolina y San Juan. San Juan es el municipio con más parejas en toda la Isla con un total de 1,327 parejas y una proporción de aproximadamente ocho parejas por cada mil hogares. - Adolescents with Lesbian Mothers Describe Their Own Lives (2012). - Stigmatization Associated With Growing Up in a Lesbian-parented Family: What Do Adolescents Experience and How Do They Deal With It? (2012). - Children of same sex attracted parents score high on health and wellbeing (2013): Australian children of same-sex couples fared better on average than families from the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion, but continue to be subject to discrimination, interim findings of a University of Melbourne led study has found. - The Australian Study of Child Health In Same-Sex Families (ACHESS): Interim Report (2013).- Not so fast! A one-page report on the success of same-sex parenting was reported around the world this week. How reliable is it? (2013).

Studies challenge established views development of children raised by gay or lesbian parents (2012): Despite considerable research showing that children of same-sex parents fare just as well as children with heterosexual parents, two papers - a review of existing studies and a new study - published today in Elsevier's Social Science Research, find insufficient data to draw any definitive conclusions. - APA Blasts Allegedly Biased Report on Gay Parents (2012). - University of Texas: Investigate Anti-Gay Junk Science Study (2012). - Bad science not about same-sex parenting (2012): There’s lots to say about the recent article by Mark Regnerus on outcomes of adults who remember a parent having had a same-sex relationship and the other articles and commentaries surrounding it in the journal, and much has already been said. The bottom line is that this is bad science, it is not about same-sex or gay parenting, and strong but circumstantial evidence suggests its main reason for being is to provide ammunition to right-wing activists against LGBT rights. In this (long!) post I offer my evaluation of the scientific merit of the paper as well as the politics surrounding the papers’ funding, publication, spin, and evaluation... - University of Texas Opens Inquiry of Regnerus Study; NCRM Reporting Plays Central Role (2012). - Controversial Gay-Parenting Study Is Severely Flawed, Journal’s Audit Finds (2012).

Same-Sex Marriage & Parenting. - Same-sex parenting. - Familles homoparentales. - Gay and Lesbian Parenting. - Gay and Lesbian Parenting. - Gay and Lesbian Parents. - Gay and Lesbian Parents. - Gay Parenting Does Affect Children Differently. (Related Information) - Study Finds Strengths in Gay Parenting N/A. - On Becoming a Gay or Lesbian Family. - Lesbian Couples Wanting Children Get Free Advice. - Gay and Lesbian Families in the Census: Couples With Children: two / thousand (PDF Download). - Rosie O'Donnell: Being a Gay Mom. - "Daddy, why are you so old?" - my perspective - obstacles encountered by gay man trying to become a father (Alternate Link). - Nobody does it better: I learn from research, and time spent with Momazons, that gays make the best parents. - A gay man reflects on his decision to become a known donor. - Gay, lesbian parents to line up for Easter Egg Roll tickets. - Lesbian couples to get right to insemination (Sweden). - Look ma, no heteros: gay and lesbian couples could be giving birth to babies genetically related to both same-sex parents if current research pans out. - Partners as parents: challenges faced by gays denied marriage.

McGeorge C, Stone Carlson T (2011). Deconstructing heterosexism: becoming an LGB affirmative heterosexual couple and family therapist. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37(1): 14-26. Abstract. PDF Download. The purpose of this article is to propose a three-step model to help heterosexual therapists become more aware of the influence of their own heteronormative assumptions, heterosexual privileges, and heterosexual identities on the therapy process. This article also provides definitions of concepts central to the practice of affirmative therapy with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients and strategies that therapists and clients can use to deconstruct heterosexism in the context of therapy. 

Kids With Gay Parents. - Coming Of Age With Gay Parents: More And More Children Are Facing The World With Two Moms Or Two Dads. - How kids with gay parents are faring. - Are you a child of a gay or lesbian parent? - Growing up with a gay father. - Le développement des enfants de parents homosexuels comparé à celui des enfants de parents hétérosexuels. - Private Sperm Donor Introductions for Lesbian Couples. (New Site) - Sperm Bank For Lesbian Couples Opens In UK. - Gay couples use surrogates to help grow families. - Adoption, Foster Care, Donor Insemination, Surrogating Parenting Options for Same-Sex Couples. - Another Black Experience: Gay Daddy. - Young Men With Gay Moms: Brothers Josh Graham and Alex Tinker Tell Their Story. - Co-parenting allows Ray Drew to experience the joys of fatherhood. - Gay and lesbian step-parenting

Same-sex couples face unique adoption hurdles.  - Adoption and Foster Care Current Trends: Adoption by Gay and Lesbian Adults and Couples. - Gay & Lesbian Parents: Adoption. - ABCNews: Gay Adoption in America. - Newsnight poll suggests gay couples should be allowed to adopt children (UK). -  Ban on Lesbian and Gay Adoptions Challenged . - Black Lesbians Raising Children: A Tribute To The Lesbian Step Moms. When you're a mommy no more, it can be a lonely time. - Lesbians who came out late in life discuss the changes in their lives. - A tribute to lesbian stepmoms. - Working with Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents. - AFC: Gay and Lesbian Issues: Types of Adoption. - Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents. - Bishops to oppose adoption by gays: Exemption bid seen from antibias laws. - Gay and lesbian parents caring for a disabled child.

Biblarz TJ, Savci (2010). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(3): 480–497. PDF Download. Abstract.This article reviews new scholarship on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families. The past decade witnessed rapid expansion of data and strong research designs. The most notable advance was in studies on variation among mostly planned lesbian comother families. Cumulative evidence suggests that although many of these families have comparatively high levels of shared labor and parental investment, they may not be as “genderless” as previously depicted. Gay men's diverse paths to family formation and planned parenthood have also been explored, but almost no research studies their children's experiences. Conceptualizations of sexual orientation expanded to include bisexuals and others, and some understanding of the experiences of transgender people has begun to emerge. Future work should explore relationships among members of the families they create.

Our House: A very real documentary about kids of gay and lesbian parents.

Married Gay Men: (New Site) - Coming Out to Your Wife. - What do we tell the kids? - Case Histories. - Gay or Bisexual?

Gay Fathers of Greater Boston: - Coming Out to Our Kids. -  Taking Risks. -  Links to Information on Gay Parenting. - The Key Word in Gay Parenting: Honesty. - Article Listing.

The Lesbian Mom's Web Page. - Creating our famuilies: unique issues for lesbian families. - Lesbian parents raise children despite controversial approach. - Lesbian Mothers' Support Society (Calgary). - Parenting Articles.

Bi Married Men of America's Home.  -  Polyamory: More love for all. - Google.com Search: polyamory parenting bisexual gay lesbian.

Biological & Adopted Children: Sexual Orientation of Parents Found not to Influence Sexual Orientation of Children. (First Study to Follow from Childhood to Adulthood Young People Raised in Lesbian Families. (Self-Help & Psychology Magazine). - ACLU Fact Sheet: Overview of Lesbian and Gay Parenting, Adoption and Foster Care. - New report on gay/lesbian parents (PDF Download Page). 

Gay couple adopts in New Jersey.  - Task Force applauds New Jersey gay& lesbian adoption settlement; predicts family issues will be hot topic in 1998 N/A.

Legal: - The Right Of Homosexuals To Adopt: Changing Legal interpretations Of "_blank" And "Family" N/A. - Ireland Calls For Gay Parenting Laws. - Equal Marriage for Same Sex Couples. - California Grants Historic Tax Benefit to Gay Parents. - Latest Ruling On Kids Of Gay Couples In California. - Court grants equal rights to same-sex parents: Breaking up partnerships doesn't end parental obligations. - Sperm donor stops lesbian parents taking their baby abroad (Ireland). - No recognition of gay couples' foreign adoptions: "Adoptions of foreign children by same-sex couples will not be recognised in Australia, under legislation foreshadowed by the Federal Government..." - Adoption By Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Parents: An Overview of Current Law (USA, 2004). - Custody Issues for Gay & Lesbian Parents. - [Michigan] State law vague on gay couples' right to adopt. - Gay Couples Given Adoption Rights In Newfoundland N/A. - Adoption Rights for Gay and Lesbian Couples in Newfoundland and Labrador. - Sweden passes gay adoption law. - Gay Adoption Book (PDF Download). - Same-Sex Couples and their Children in Federal Law (Australia, 2006: Word Download).

Special Issue: Gay and Lesbian Parenting - Abstracts (Journal Of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 4-3/4, 2001): And Baby Makes Three:  A dynamic Look at Development and Conflict in Lesbian Families by Lee Crespi. - Lesbian Motherhood:  Restorative Choice or Developmental Imperative?  by Deborah F. Glazer. - Inevitable Disclosure: Countertransference Dilemmas and the Pregnant Lesbian Analyst by Sandra Silverman. - It's a Radical Thing:  A Conversation with April Martin, Ph.D. by Debra Weinstin. - Legal Issues Affecting Alernative Families:  A Therapist’s Primer by Carol Buell. - Families of the Lesbian Baby Boom:  Maternal Mental Health and Child Adjustment by Charlotte J. Patterson. - The Velveteen Father:  An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood by Jesse Green. - The Circle of Liberation:  A Book Review Essay of Jesse Green’s The Velveteen Father:  An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood, by Jack Drescher. - Rodent Angel:  Poems by Debra Weinstein.

Abstracts: - Teachers' Views of Students with Gay or Lesbian Parents. - Lesbian Mothers Living Well in the Context of Heterosexism and Discrimination: Resources, Strategies and Legislative Change. - Lesbian and Gay Parents: Their Experiences of Children's Health Care in Australia. - Stretching performances in education: the impact of gay parenting and activism on identity and school change. - Coming Out of the Family Closet: Stories of Adult Women with LGBTQ Parent(s). - Innocence, Perversion, and Heather's Two Mommies. - Lesbian mothers with planned families: a comparative study of internalized homophobia and social support. - Gay, lesbian, and bisexual foster parents: strengths and challenges for the child welfare system. - Issues of shared parenting of LGBTQ children and youth in foster care: preparing foster parents for new roles. - Children of homosexuals and transsexuals more apt to be homosexual. - The sexual orientation of men who were brought up in gay or lesbian households. - Perceptions of predisposing and protective factors for perinatal depression in same-sex parents. - Children of the closet: a measurement of the anxiety and self-esteem of children raised by a non-disclosed homosexual or bisexual parent. - Challenging the rhetorical oxymoron: Lesbian motherhood in contemporary European cinema (2007). - Imagination and integrity: decision-making among lesbian couples to use medically provided donor insemination (2008).

Abstracts:- Lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children: a review. - Reproduction in same sex couples: quality of parenting and child development. - 'Kids are just cruel anyway': lesbian and gay parents' talk about homophobic bullying. - What was really learned from Tasker and Golombok's (1995) study of lesbian and single parent mothers? - Outcomes for children with lesbian or gay parents. A review of studies from 1978 to 2000. - Working with families having parents who are gay or lesbian. - Therapy with lesbian and gay parents and their children. - For the love of the children: the coming out process for lesbian and gay parents and stepparents. - The description of gay and lesbian families in second-parent adoption cases. - Differences Between Heterosexual-Nonparent Couples and Gay, Lesbian, and Heterosexual-Parent Couples. - Caring for Lesbian Couples who Miscarry. - Seeking Sperm: Accounts of Lesbian Couples’ Reproductive Decision-Making and Understandings of the Needs of the Child. - Social Support and Functioning of Nuclear Families Headed by Lesbian Couples. - Rozzie and Harriet? Gender and Family Patterns of Lesbian Coparents. - Lesbian Mothrehood: Negotiating Marginal-Mainstream Identities- The Lesbian June Cleaver: Heterosexism and Lesbian Mothering (2007).

Articles / Papers: -  Doin' the Baby Dance. - Trials of Queer Parenting. - Le développement des enfants de parents homosexuels comparé à celui des enfants de parents hétérosexuels, par DaniellE Julien, Monique Dubé et Isabelle Gagnon, Revue québécoise de psychologie, vol. 15, n°3, 1994. - Gay Men Choosing to be Fathers by Michael Shernoff. (Alternate Link) -  A coming out guide for gaydads. - Coming out to children: guidelines for fathers. - Gay Fathers of Rhode Island. - Le mari de papa (Dad's husband). - The Cultural Necessity of Queer Families. - No Comparative Context: Historical and literary perspectives on lesbians of color raising children by Canéla A.Jaramillo (1998) First presented as a paper to the Being Queer! Reading Queer! Conference University of Colorado at Boulder. - Lesbian and Gay Parenting by Arlene Istar Lev.

Articles: - Update on the National Fight to Win Freedom to Marry: From the Lambda Legal Defense andEducation Fund. - The Uphill March Down the Aisleto "I Do"  - Authenticity’s Wedding Questionnaire. - Kids with gay parents. - Excerpts from Making Love Visible: in Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Families. - Study Shows Lesbian Couples Raise Psychologically Healthy Children. - Article Listing. - Association des Parents Gays et Lesbiens: - Articles related to gay and lesbian parenting issues - Many in French. - Family Pride Coalition


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Resources: - APA: Lesbian and Gay Parenting. - Gay and Lesbian Parenting Resources (Must Select) N/A. - Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (A support & advocacy group). - Stonewall.org (UK): See "parenting." - Parejas Gay Latinas.  - Internet Directory of Gaydads, Gay Stepdads and Gaydad Wannabes. - Family Pride Canada. - Articles and Book Chapters on Lesbian and Gay Parenting. - Gay & Lesbian Resources: Adoption. - LGBT Parenting Network (Toronto).  - 2moms2dads.com: your one-stop resource for gay and lesbian parents or gays and lesbians interested in becoming parents -- through adoption, surrogacy, in vitro, egg donors, sperm donors, etc.. Article List. - The Gay Parenting Page. - Wikipedia: GLBT Parenting. - African American Lesbian Moms.

Resources: - Gayscape's Resources: Family issues for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexuals. - Google.com's Same-Sex Adoption. & Parenting. & Children of GLBT Parents. - Parenting & Family Resources. - Search the QRD. - Search findarticles.com: many full text articles and papers. - Gayscape: Adoption. - Gay parent Magazine Online. - Alternative Family Institute. - Links for the Married Gay Man. - Gay Married Men Association (GAMMA) Home Page: - Internet Resources. - PsychPage Resources. - COLAGE - Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (USA). -  Association des pères gais de Montréal. - Association des mères lesbiennes de Montreal.  - GLBTQ: Parenting.

The LGBTQ Parenting Connection: a network of agencies and organizations that provide information, resources and support to LGBTQ-led families and work to create healthy and informed communities within which LGBTQ-led families can thrive. Our aim is to ensure that LGBTQ-led families will be free from the impacts of ignorance, hostility, harassment, discrimination and oppression, intentional and/or unintentional, and can participate fully in all levels of community life... It is the goal of the LGBTQ Parenting Connection to provide up-to-date information on current research, advocacy and policy initiatives with regards to LGBTQ parenting and families in Canada, and beyond...

Trans-Racial Queer Families by Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev . "Even after 25 years of anti-racism activism, I did not realize how much white privilege I had until it was revoked. I had lived By my rather queer life in a mixed race and alternative Jewish community, and many of my close friends were parents. I naively thought that within the confines of my alternative lifestyle my family would be bell-curve normatively queer. I was not prepared for the multiple levels of issues that trans-racial queer adoption would raise, even for the most progressive of my friends." Excerpt continues at lesbianation.com. This is an except from “No Place Like Home” published inn Jess Wells (Ed.) HomeFronts: Controversies in the Nontraditional Parenting Community LA: Alyson Publications. (2000).

Bibliographies: - Books on Gay and Lesbian Parenting. - APA References on Lesbian and Gay Parenting. - Philosophy Research Base: Same-Sex Parents Books. - Gay & Lesbian Parenting Books.  - Rainbow Reading: gay and lesbian characters and themes in children's books. - Gay Adoption Reading List for Gay/Lesbian Parents. - Gay and Lesbian Parents Bibliography. - Gay and Lesbian Families Annotated Bibliography. - Research Bibliography on Children of LGBT Parents. - Books on Lesbian Parenting, Lesbian and Gay Kids, Lesbian Parents.

Books: - We Are Family: Testimonies of Lesbian and Gay Parents by Turan Ali (Review). - The Lesbian Parenting Book: A Guide to Creating Families and Raising Children - 1995 - edited by D. Merilee Clunis, G. Dorsey Green (Contributor), Merilee Clunis (23 Sample Pages). - The Queer Parent's Primer: A Lesbian and Gay Families' Guide to Navigating Through a Straight World - 2001 - by Stephanie A. Brill (12 Sample Pages). - The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook: Creating and Raising Our Families - 1993 - by April, Ph.D. Martin (23 Sample Pages). - Issues in Gay and Lesbian Adoption - 1995 - edited by Ann Sullivan. - Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families: A Handbook for Therapists - 1996 - edited by Joan Laird and Robert-Jay Green. - The Complete Lesbian and Gay Parenting Guide - 2004 - by  Arlene Istar Lev. - Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices: From Adopting or Using a Surrogate to Choosing the Perfect Father - 2007 - by Brette McWhorter Sember.  - Why Marriage?: The history shaping today's debate over gay equality - 2006 - by George Chauncey.

Books: - Lesbian Motherhood in Europe - edited by Kate Griffin and Lisa A. Mulholland (Abstract) (Amazon). - Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture by Ellen Lewin (Review) (Amazon). - Lesbians and Lesbian Families - 1999 - by Joan Laird (Review comments & Table of Contents). - Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption: Extraordinary Yet Ordinary - 1998 - edited by Stephen Hicks, Janet McDermott. - The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth - 2002 - by Kim Toevs, Stephanie A. Brill. - The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself from Pre-conception through Birth, 2nd Edition - 2005 - by Rachel Pepper. - For Lesbian Parents - 2001 - by Suzanne M. Johnson, Elizabeth O'Connor (15 Sample Pages). - The Family of Woman: Lesbian Mothers, Their Children, and the Undoing of Gender - 2004 - by Maureen Sullivan. - Making Babies: Is There a Right to Have Children? - 2002 - by Mary Warnock (Review). - Interventions With Families of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgender People: From the Inside Out - 2007 - ediyed by Jerry J. Bigner, Andrew R. Gottlieb. - Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children: Research on the Family Life Cycle - 2009 - by Abbie E. Goldberg. - Lesbians and lesbian families: reflections on theory and practice - 1999 - edited by Joan Laird  (Google Books).

Books: - Getting Simon: Two Gay Doctors' Journey to Fatherhood - 1995 - by Kenneth B. Morgen (8 Sample Pages). - The Velveteen Father: An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood - 2000 - by Jesse Green (26 Sample Pages). - Gay Fathers: Encouraging the Hearts of Gay Dads and Their Families - 2000 - by Robert L. Barret, Bryan E. Robinson. - One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads - 1994 - by Johnny Valentine. Illustrated by Melody Sarecky (Review) (Amazon). - The Gay Baby Boom: The Psychology of Gay Parenthood - 2002 - by Suzanne M. Johnson, Elizabeth O'Connor (Review). - Adoption and Foster Care by Lesbian and Gay Parents in the United States - 2007 - by Gary Gates, Lee M.V. Badgett, Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Kate Chambers. - Out from Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting - 2007 - by Dawn Stefanowicz (Review) (Review) (Author WebSite).

Books: - Families of Value: Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Children Speak Out - 1998 - by Jane Drucker (Abstract). - Growing Up in a Lesbian Family: Effects on Child Development - 1997 - by Fiona L. Tasker & Susan Golombok (Review). - Waiting for the Call: From Preacher's Daughter to Lesbian Mom - 2007 - by Jacqueline Taylor. - Lesbian Families' Challenges And Means of Resiliency: Implications of Feminist Family Therapy - 2007 - edited by Anne M. Prouty Lyness. - Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up With Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents - 2000 - edited by Noelle Howey, Ellen Samuels, Margarethe Cammermeyer, Dan Savage (Preface) (29 Sample Pages). - What About the Children? Sons and Daughters of Lesbian and Gay Parents Talk about Their Lives - 1996 - by Lisa Saffron (Review). - Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is - 2005 - by Abigail Garner. - How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent: A Book by Kids for Kids of All Ages - 2004 - by Judith E. Snow.


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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgendered Community: Stats & Facts. - Reports of LGBT Domestic Violence on the Rise. - Lesbian and gay domestic violence in the U.S. - Rise seen in UK gay domestic violence. - 1 in 3 homosexuals victims of domestic violence: report. - Boston Survey Suggests Gay Domestic Abuse Prevalent. - New study shows urban gay men as likely to be battered as heterosexual women. - Same-Sex Partner Violence in Gay, Lesbian, Biseuxual and Transgendered Communities (Overview: PowerPoint Download). - Domains of Abuse within Lesbian and Gay Relationships. - Lesbian Battery - Facts and statistics. - Lesbian Partner Violence Fact Sheet. - Personal stories of domestic violence in same sex relationships. - Same-Sex Relationships: "Sexual and domestic violence is not just a phenomenon of male supremacy over women but is also used as a tool of control and domination by women over other women and men over other men. .." - Findings from the National Violence against Women Survey, July 2000. - Sexual Assault Support Services and Community Systems: Understanding Critical Issues and Needs in the LGBTQ Community. - Speaking Up About LGBT Intimate Partner Violence: It’s Time (2011). - The Prevalence of Sexual Assault Against People Who Identify as Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual in the United States: A Systematic Review (2011): A total of 139,635 gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) respondents participated in the underlying studies reviewed. Prevalence estimates of LSA ranged from 15.6-85.0% for LB women and 11.8—54.0% for GB men. - Op-ed: The Most Ignored LGBT Issue: Domestic violence affects more LGBT couples than most people think (2013): Within the wide scope of LGBT youth services offered at the Florida-based Zebra Coalition, and in many social service organizations, one of the most challenging and critical issues faced by young clients and their case management team is LGBT domestic violence. With so many social and legal issues that the modern day LGBT movement takes on, one of the most ignored is the inter-relationship violence that occurs in many LGBT couples. Even more overlooked is the lack of public policy, law entitlements and resources available to properly treat the issue and its root causes. - Domestic violence likely more frequent for same-sex couples (2014).

Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Couples. - On another domestiv-violence front: LGBT battering. - Domestic violence and same sex violence. - Domestic Violence in Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Relationships. - Same-Sex Battering: At Issue: Homophobia in Society. - Domestic violence within the les/bi/gay communities is often viewed as part of the queer culture N/A. - The Second Closet: Are you in an Abusive Relationship? - Domestic Violence & The GLBT Community: You Don't Have To Suffer Alone. - Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Couples. - Abusive relationships. - Bold new forum brings domestic violence home. - Finding Safety and Support: Battered lesbians or gay men. - Anti-Gay Group Attacks Domestic Violence Law in Court. - La violence dans les relations lesbiennes Information et ressources. - La réalité de la violence dans les relations lesbiennes. - La violence conjugale chez les couples de même sexe.

Gay-on-Gay Violence. - Gay men and domestic violence. - Domestic abuse among gay couples is ‘hidden menace’. - Study Says 1 in 4 Gay Men Suffer Spousal Abuse N/A. - Third of gay men victims of domestic violence. - Domestic Violence In Gay Male Relationships. - Breaking the silence about battery. - Abusive Behaviors and HIV. - Survivor Stories. - At the end of the Rainbow: A Report on Gay Male Domestic Violence and Abuse - 1997 - by  Mark Lehman (Word 97 Download N/A) (PDF Download) - Domestic Violence Programme - Gay Men's Empowerment Group N/A. - Gay Partner Abuse Project (Toronto) N/A. - Gay domestic violence. - Domestic violence and gay men. - The Gay Man & Family Violence. - Florida Judge Denies Protection from Domestic Violence: Refuses Restraining Order to Keep a Male Partner Distant. - Men who beat the men who love them (Word Download N/A). - Behind closed doors: domestic violence - gay domestic violence. - Screams In A Vacuum. - Domestic violence and sexual coercion: HIV risk among Puerto Rican gay males (2002).

Breaking The Silence: Sociologist Studies Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence. - Outing Lesbian Domestic Violence. - Violence Within Lesbian Couples. - Abuse in lesbian relationships. - Intra-lesbian Violence. -  Lesbian Gay Domestic Violence Issues. - Fact Sheet: Lesbian Partner Violence. - NOW LDEF to Study Same-Sex Violence. - The Crime that Dare Not Speak Its Name: Lesbian Rape. - When the Rape Survivor is a lesbian. - Lesbian domestic violence. - Opening the Door on Lesbian Violence (Herizons). - Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships. - Fear of being ‘outed’ deterring lesbian domestic abuse victims from seeking (2009).

Domestic Violence in LGBT Communities: "Domestic violence occurs in all types of relationships regardless of race, national origin, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status... Special Issues in LGBT Domestic Violence: "Many aspects of LGBT domestic violence are similar to those experienced by heterosexual victims. However, perpetrators in LGBT relationships often attempt highly specific forms of abuse based on identity and community dynamics, including:..." - LGBTQ Domestic Violence: Technical Assistance & Training Project: Effective Case Management with LGBTQ DV Victims/Survivors (PPT Presentation).

Trans and Intersex Survivors of Domestic Violence: Defining Terms, Barriers, & Responsibilities (2000/2001, Alternate Link): Clearly, trans and intersex survivors exist. Like other domestic violence survivors, they need the help of service agencies, including shelters, to free themselves from abusive partners and to learn to recognize future abusive relationships before the abuse becomes extreme. Unfortunately, few ever manage to access these services openly. There are many reasons why so few trans and intersex survivors are served by the community that typically aids and advocates for survivors of domestic violence.

Poon, Maurice Kwong-Lai (2010). The social construction of gay male partner abuse: Power, discourse and lived experience. PhD Dissertation, Social Work, University of Toronto. PDF Download. Download Page. Three focus groups, with 16 service providers, were conducted to examine the discursive effects of partner abuse on clinical practice. In-depth interviews with 21 gay men involved in partner abuse were conducted to understand their lived experience. Transcripts of the focus groups and interviews were reviewed in detail to highlight themes and concepts. Analysis revealed that gay male partner abuse is not a self-evident or natural category but, rather, socially constructed. Current discourse created two opposite categories (the victim who is powerless and helpless; the perpetrator powerful and evil) that both informed and limited the way in which service providers saw and, thus, worked with gay men involved in partner abuse. Yet, as shown in the analysis, the lived experience of partner abuse does not always fit neatly into the rigid victim and perpetrator roles. Instead, the roles are frequently unclear and contradictory. We social workers need to be aware of the discursive effects of gay male partner abuse and critically examine how they impose certain assumptions on us. Instead of seeking a “true” experience of partner abuse, we need to help these men search for meaning within the events that are relevant to them, regardless of how they fit into the normative discourse of gay male partner abuse.

Gaytan N, Goode Maralá (2011). Latina Portrait: Domestic Violence and Latinas. Chicago: Mujeres Latinas en Acción. PDF Download. Domestic violence is a destructive force in the lives of many Chicago Latinas, its negative effects rippling throughout the community. This article provides a portrait of the challenges many Latinas confront on a national and local level in relation to intimate partner violence. The study and subsequent recommendations are based on a literature review, an analysis of interviews with a total of 14 providers, and more than three decades of experience of Mujeres Latinas en Acción in working with battered Latinas.

Why Serve Trans or Intersex Survivors? - When Love Gets Rough. - An Interview with Gary Bowen (Coordinator-in-chief of The American Boyz). - Trans and Intersex Survivors of Domestic Violence: Defining Terms, Barriers, & Responsibilities

Activists try to stem gay domestic abuse: "One reason the gay community balks at confronting abuse among its own members is that gays already face special problems such as HIV and discrimination, says Letellier. Publicizing abuse, he says, would be "airing dirty laundry."- San Francisco grapples with gay domestic violence: "They feel embarrassed and ashamed in airing any more dirty laundry to any enemies that would undermine what we already have." - The gay community's dirty secret - domestic violence - is finally coming out of the closet: "What about resistance from the gay and lesbian community who don't want their dirty laundry aired in public?  Definitely. Straight battered women have tremendous shame and denial, and the same thing is felt on a community-wide basis for gay people. Added to that is the sense of not wanting to increase the negative attention and attacks and pressure the gay community already feels itself under from the outside." - Patrick Letellier: Bringing Gay Domestic Abuse Out of the Closet. - Letting Out the Secret: Violence in Lesbian Relationships

Greg Louganis Breaks the Surface: Former Olympian Tells His Story [Includes the story of a relationship in which he was being abused.] - Related Book: Breaking the Surface by Greg Louganis. - Big Boys Don`t Cry Rape: "gay men were six times more likely to suffer adult sexual abuse or rape." - Screams in a Vaccum: (Alternate Link) "Perhaps the most significant difference is the community's invalidation. Unlike mainstream's recognition and response to battered women the gay community has responded to its battered gay men with denial and silence. Community leaders ave stated there is "no problem" while correspondingly and not surprisingly support services remain virtually non-existent." - Survey Finds Homosexuals Rarely Report Domestic Violence. - Domestic Violence in Puerto Rican Gay Male Couples. - Domestic violence and sexual coercion: HIV risk among Puerto Rican gay males.

Mehrotra G, Munshi S (2011). Shifting the Frame: Addressing Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer South Asian Communities. Manavi Occasional Paper No. 7. PDF Download. However, from experiences of service providers, domestic violence advocates, activists, and community members, we know that domestic violence is an issue within all LGBTQ communities, including amongst queer South Asians. Many of the same factors and dynamics that impact experiences of domestic violence within heterosexual relationships in the South Asian community also affect LGBTQ South Asians. In addition, the larger context of multiple and particular oppressions such as homophobia, heterosexism, genderism, and transphobia impact both what the abuse looks like and the barriers and challenges that LGBTQ South Asians may face in seeking safety, support, and/or services... The larger social context of homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia mean that South Asian LGBTQ people often have to fight for the legitimacy of our relationships and identities. Further, since these identities and relationships can be viewed as inherently abnormal or wrong, it can be particularly difficult to acknowledge that violence may be occurring within these relationships.

Australia Extends Domestic Violence Provisions to Lesbian and Gay Immigrants N/A. - Recognizing GLB domestic violence in Australia. 

Same-sex domestic violence (Contents):  - Battering in Intimate Relationships: lesbian and gay  partners are in double jeopardy. - Myths about lesbian and gay domestic violence. - Queer Asian Women and Domestic Violence: A Contradiction in Terms? - Dometic Violence Report (1997). - Annual Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender Domestic Violence (1998) - Lesbian, Gay, Transgender And Bisexual (LGTB) Domestic Violence In New York City (2000 Edition): A Report Of The New York City Gay And Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. (PDF Download) - HELP! I'm Married to An Alcoholic! - Protocol Manual - Domestic Violence Service Needs of the GLBT Community - Calgary, Alberta N/A. - Same sex domestic violence: Violence can also occur in lesbian and gay relationships. - What Blocked Heterosexual Women and Lesbians in Leaving Their Abusive Relationships

Hold Tight / Tight Hold: - Men - Women. - The Broken Rainbow Web Site. (Broken Rainbow Conference Report: PDF Download) - Dating violence among gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents: results from a community survey: Abstract. - Battering victimization among a probability-based sample of men who have sex with men: Abstract. - Abuse in Lesbian Relationships & Lesbian Friendly Service: A Saskatchewan Survey (2001-2002). - Inter-Racial Same-Sex Abuse: The Vulnerability of Gay Men of Asian Descent in Relationships with Caucasian Men.

Abstracts from a Special Issues of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services (Vol 4-1, 1996): Shattering Illusions: Same-Sex Domestic Violence (Pam Elliot: 1-8). - Theoretical Perspectives: - Ruling the Exceptions: Same-Sex Battering and Domestic Violence Theory (Gregory S. Merrill: 9-21). - Definition of Roles in Abusive Lesbian Relationships (Becky Marrujo, Mary Kreger: 22-33). - A Survey of Factors Contributing to Gay and Lesbian Domestic Violence (Ned Farley: 35-42). - Persons of Color: - Lesbians of Color and the Domestic Violence Movement (Charlene M. Waldron: 43-51). - Serving Gays and Lesbians of Color Who Are Survivors of Domestic Violence (Juan M. Mendez: 53-9). - Providing Services: - The Poverty of Services for Battered Lesbians (Claire M. Renzetti: 61-8). - Twin Epidemics: Domestic Violence and HIV Infection Among Gay and Bisexual Men (Patrick Letellier: 69-81). - Intervention in Gay Male Intimate Violence Requires Coordinated Efforts on Multiple Levels (L. Kevin Hamberger: 83-91). - Couple Assessment: Identifying and Intervening in Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships (Arlene Istar: 93-106). - Clinical Models for the Treatment of Gay Male Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (Dan Byrne: 107-116).

Articles and Resources from gay.net N/A:  Domestic Abuse at 25% Among Gay Couples. - Gay Rape. - Domestic Violence in the Gay Community. - Documentarian Profiles Men who Murder Gays.Gay Domestic Violence Is Underreported.Truths about Abuse from CUAV.  -  When Enough of Us Say 'No'.Directory of Resouces.  - Men Overcoming Violence. - Myths, Facts of Domestic Violence. - Gay Men Surveyed on Domestic Violence. - GLBT Health: Domestic Violence.

Articles / Papers: - Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships (This was written as the final paper for the class "Dynamics and Impact of Domestic Violence, ALDAC 295" at Bellevue Community College, November 26, 1990). - The Second Closet: Domestic Violence in Lesbian and Gay Relationships: A Western Australian Perspective by Lee Vickers (Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law). - Same-Sex Male Relationships Under the Threat of  "Masculinity". - Why An "Intimacy Group" For Gay Men? (Self-Help & Psychology Magazine). - Loving Against the Odds. (Self-Help & Psychology Magazine). - This Issue in Aware: The Same Yet Different: "In this issue of Aware, we look at family violence in LGBT relationships with articles on abuse in gay male partnerships, lesbian relationships, relationships in which one partner is transgender, and partnerships in which race/colour/ethnicity/culture is a factor."

Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Couples. - Violence in Lesbian and Gay Relationships: Theory, Prevalence, and Correlational Factors (Study Review). - Gay men's domestic violence: Where do we go from here? - GLBT Domestic Violence Screening Tool Conference. - Few Laws Help Gays in Cases of Domestic Violence. - States Address ‘Invisible Epidemic’ of Gay Domestic Violence (PDF Download). - Raising Our Voices: Queer Asian Women's Response to Relationship Violence. - Serving Gays and Lesbians of Color Who Are Survivors of Domestic Violence (1996). 


To "The SEARCH Section" For The Best Search Engines & Information Directories, The Searchable Sites to Locate Papers & Abstracts... and The Sites - Some Searchable - Where "Free Papers" Are Available!

Resources: - Rainbow GLBT Domestic Violence. - Google.com's Same-Sex Domestic Violence. - Gay-on-Gay Violence Resource Listing. - Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project. - About.Com. - Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships - Another Closet. - GLBTQ.com: Domestic Violence. - Domestic Violence Arareness Resources. - Asian and Pacific Islander LBT women: Domestic Violence Information / Resources. - Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE): a human rights organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services: straight men, GLBT victims, teens, and the elderly. We promote services for all victims and accountability for all perpetrators.

Resources: - Gayscape's "Domestic Violence" Links. - Search the QRD. - Search findarticles.com: many full text articles and papers. - PsychPage Resources. - Lesbian Sexual Assault, Rape and LGBTQ Domestic Violence Resources. - The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s STOP Domestic Violence services.  - The Network: La Red. - The NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Domestic Violence Taskforce. - Resources for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People Experiencing Domestic Violence (PDF Download). 

Bibliographies / Resources:- CUAV. - Brian Short, - SafetyNet  - Lesbians and Domestic Violence in the USA: Multicultural and General Biliography. - Amazon Books.  - Lesbian battering & sexual violence bibliography. - Increasing Availability of Research on Sexual and Domestic Violence in LGBT Populations: Bibliography to 2005. - Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex Relationships (Bibliography to 2009). - References from workshop: Understanding Same-Sex Couples in the Context of Minority Stress. - Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships

Books: - Lesbians Talk: Violent Relationships - 1995 - by Joelle Taylor and Tracey Chandler (Abstract) (Amazon). - Men who beat the men who love them by Island & Letellier (excerpt) (Amazon.com Reference). - Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change - 1999 - edited by Beth Leventhal and Sandra E. Lundy (Amazon.com Reference). - Sexual assault in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Tansgendered Communities (by Arlene Istar Lev and Sundance Lev). In. Joan C. McClennen and J. Gunther (Eds.) 1999. A Professional Guide to Understanding Gay and Lesbian Domestic Violence: Understanding Practice Interventions. - Violence in Gay And Lesbian Domestic Partnerships - 1996 - edited by Claire Renzetti and Charles Harvey Miley.

Books: - Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change  - 1999 - edited by Beth Leventhal and Sandra Lundy (Abstract). - No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships - 2002 - by Janice L. Ristock (Paper by author: "Exploring dynamics of abusive lesbian relationships: preliminary analysis of a multisite, qualitative study." 2003: Abstract) (Why do lesbians batter? N/A An Interview with Janice Ristock: Alternate Link) (Amazon). - Woman-To-Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call It Rape? (The Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and the Law) by Lori B. Girshick. - Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships -1992 - by Claire M. Renzetti. - Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering - 1986 - edited by Kerry Lobel. - Sexuality and the Politics of Violence and Safety - 2003 - by Les Moran.


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The Best Search Engines & Information Directories, The Searchable Sites to Locate Papers & Abstracts...
And The Sites - Some Searchable - Where "Free Papers" Are Available!

Search Engines & Directories: Google.com. - Google Scholar. - MSN Search.- Proteus Search. - Wikipedia Listing of Search Engines. - All GLBT Resource Directories. - Google's GLBT Directory. - Yahoo's Directory. - DMOZ: Open Directory. - BGLAD. - Wikipedia. - GLBTQ: The Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Culture.

Directories for Open Access Resources: - The Directory of  Open-Access Journals. - Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR). - Yahoo Theses Access Directory. - Google Directory: Free Access Online Archives.

Open Access Collections From Multiple Sources: - Australian Research Online. - hal: articles en ligne (French / English Version). - Archive Ouverte INRIA. - Hispana. Directorio y recolector de recursos digitales. - Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal- Pacific Rim Library. - OAIster: a union catalog of available digital resources. - OpenPDF.com. - OpenJ-Gate: Open Access. findarticles.com: many free full text articles and papers. - Scribd.com

Search for Free Papers / Book Reviews: - All Papers are free at BioMed Cental (Open Access) & PubMed Central. - HighWire Press (Numerous Free Papers).  eScholarship Repository:  University of California, e-books, journals and peer-reviewed documents. - DSpace Eprints: Australian National University. - DSpace@MIT. - Virginia Tech: Digital Library / Archives. - eScholarship: U of California. - University of Southampton CiteBase. - Eprints: University of Nottingham. - T-Space at The University of Toronto Libraries.  - NTUR, National Taiwan University- Allacademic: Some free papers to either read online or download as PDFs. -  UNESCO: Articles, Report, Dissertations, Films, etc. - Kyoto University Research Information Repository. - Doctoral dissertations and other publications from the University of Helsinki- E-LIS: eprints in Library & Information Services. - CogPrints: eprints. - RePEc: Research Papers in Economics. - DiVa: Scandinavian University Documents. - The International Gay & Lesbian Review (IGLR): Book Reviews & Abstracts. - InterAlia, a peer-edited scholarly journal for queer theory

Search for Free Articles, Papers or ReportsFindArticles.com - The Free Library. - France Queer Resources Directory. - Séminaire gai. - The QRD. - GLBTQ: The Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Culture. - Human Rights Campaign. - IGLHRC: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. - ILGA: The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. - ILGA-Europe: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association of Europe. - Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. - Kinsey Institute Staff Publications. - Sexual Policy Watch Working Papers. NAZ Foundation International: Primary aim is to improve the sexual health and human rights of marginalised males who have sex with males, their partners and families in South Asia and elsewhere.  The World Health Orgazization. - The Body: The complete HIV/AIDS Resource. - POZ Magazine: Archive dates back to 1994.

Search for Papers, with Abstract Available (Some May Be Free): The National Library of Medicine (Free papera are highlighted). Abstracts from searches are available at: ERIC: The Education Resources Information Center (Many Free Documents). - Informaworld. - Oxford Journals (Some Open Access Content). - Springer Journals (Some Open Access Content). - ScienceDirect Journals. - University of California Press Journals on Caliber. - IngentaConnect. - Project Muse. - JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive. - Wiley Interscience. - Cambridge Journals Online: Follow Link. - Sage Journals. - Palgrave Macmillan Journals. - Emerald E-journals. - University of Chicago Journals. - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Journals. - HeinOnline (Access Free Content, Law Papers). - SSRN: Social Science Research Network.

Search for Free Theses / Dissertations, May Include Papers: Library & Archives Canada, Electronic Free Theses Download. - Virginia Tech: Electronic Theses and Dissertations. - DSpace@MIT. - Electronic Theses & Dissertations BYU. - OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Center & Worldwide ETD Index. - Australasian Digital Theses Program (Abstracts Given & Free Downloads). - Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (Abstracts). - PQDTOpen Dissertations (Abstracts & Free Downloads: ProQuest). DART-Europe: Free Access to European Doctoral Theses. - The British Library's EThOS service (British Doctoral Theses Abstracts). - DORAS: Free Theses,  Ireland. - TEL (thèses-en-ligne). - DiVa: Scandinavian Theses / Other Documents. - BORA: Open Archive, University of Bergen, Norway.  - Doctoral dissertations and other publications from the University of Helsinki. - LUP: Lund University Publications. - National Cheng Kung University Institutional Repository. - HKU Scholars Hub. - Biblioteca Digital de Teses e Dissertacoes (BDTD), Brazil. - OAIster: a union catalog of available digital resources. Free papers also available - OpenThesis.org.

Full Text GLBTQ Papers / Articles by/at: - Gay & Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review. -  Archive of Sexology Full Text Papers. - Hawaii AIDS Education and Training Center: AIDS Education Project. - Arlene Istar Lev. - F. Kenneth Freedman. - Margaret Nichols & IPG Staff. - Michael Shernoff. - Gary Remafedi. - Susan Cochran & Vickie Mays (and Others). - Gregory M. Herek and others. - Esther Rothblum. - First International Conference of Asian Queer Studies: Index of Papers. (Related Book) - "Queer Space: Centres and Peripheries" Conference Papers. -  Sexualities: Bodies, Desires, Practices: Project Archives: 2nd Global Conference on Sex & Sexuality Papers,  2005,  3rd Conference, 2006: Probing the Problematics: Sex and Sexuality. Papers in one PDF + More Conferences. - Intersections: Gender & Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific. - The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review - Special Issue, 1996: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Education (Many Authors, abstracts, articles). - The International Journal of Transgenderism (Many Authors, Official Journal of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association: HBIGDA). - Lesbigay SIGnals. - Self-Help Psychology Magazine. - Australian Humanities Review Archive Index. - Schools Out Document Resource. - All NGLTF Documents. - National Coalition for LGBT Health: Downloading Page For Full Text Papers and Reports.

Full Text Articles / Papers / Studies / Reports (and/or Abstracts):

Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review. 3(1) 2007 (PDF Download. Download Page.): Contents: Editorial : Parenting, family issues and heteronormativity. - Articles: It makes the world of difference: Benefits for children of lesbian parents of having their parents legally recognised as their parents. - Fishing for taddies: Emotion work in lesbian women's search for sperm donors in South Australia. - The subjective experience of the lesbian (m)other: An exploration of the construction of lesbian maternal identity. - ‘Risking the kids’ vs. ‘double the love’: Couple-counsellors in conversation on LGB parenting. - Baby love: Gay donor father narratives of intimacy. - Commentaries: Reforming law, reproducing difference: Defining legal parentage of children born through assisted reproductive technology. - Solemnising same-sex unions. - Heteronormativity: Psychology's new (old) str8jacket. - Book Reviews: Confessions of the other mother: Nonbiological lesbian moms tell all! - When our children come out. - Ex-gay research: Analysing the Spitzer research and its relation to science.

SAGE Publishing: Study Site for  Families and Change, Fourth Edition. Coping with Stresful Events and Transitions - by Sharon J. Price, Christine A. Price, and Patrick C. McKenry. Chapter Resources: Chapter 12: Lesbian-and Gay-Parent Families: Development and Functioning (Full Text): Talking About Family: Disclosure Practices of Adults Raised by Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Parents (2007). - Is Gay Parenting Bad for Kids? Responding to the ‘Very Idea of Difference’ in Research on Lesbian and Gay Parents (2005). - Gay and Lesbian Families: What We Know and Where to Go From Here (2005). - Clinical Themes in Gay- and Lesbian-Parented Adoptive Families (2002).

Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC, 1(3) 2004: Special Section: Same-Sex Marriage: Will Providing Marriage Rights to Same-Sex Couples Undermine Heterosexual Marriage? - Same-Sex Marriage, Sodomy Laws, and the Sexual Lives of Young People. - Gay Marriage: Whither Sex? Some Thoughts From Europe. - Foucault, Gay Marriage, and Gay and Lesbian Studies in the United States: An Interview with David Halperin.


Abraham, Julie (2000). Public Relations: Why the Rush to Same-Sex Marriage? And Who Stands to Benefit? The Women's Review of Books, 17(8): 12-14. PDF Download.

Ambert AM (2005). Same-Sex Couples and Same-Sex-Parent Families: Relationships, Parenting, and Issues of Marriage. The Vanier Institute of the Family. Full Text

Andersson G, Noack T, Seierstad A, Weedon-Fekjaer H (2004). The Demographics of Same-Sex "Marriages" in Norway and Sweden. In: Digoix Marie & Festy, Patrick (eds). Same-sex couples, same-sex partnerships, and homosexual marriages: A Focus on cross-national differentials. Documents de travail n°124, Ined, 2004, p. 247-264. PDF Download.

Andersson G, et al. (2004, Working Paper). The Demographics of Same-Sex "Marriages" in Norway and Sweden. PDF Download. (Demographic Data on Norway & Sweden).

Annandale, Gertruida Cornelia (2006). The experiential world of adolescent learners with homosexual parents. Master's Dissertation, Education, University of South Africa. PDF Download. Download Page.

Atkins, Catharine (2010). Queering Normal or Normalizing Queer? Marriage Equality and the Divisions Between the Queer and Mainstream Gay Movements in the Netherlands. ISP Collection. Paper 842. Sociology, Vassar College. PDF Download. Download Page.

Badgett MVL, Gary Gates G, Saunders L (2005). Double Disadvantage? African American Same-Sex Couples: Evidence from Census 2000. Draft. PDF Download.

Baetens, Patricia (2002). Reproductive services with lesbian couples. ESHRE Monographs: Guidelines for counselling in infertility: 41-42. PDF Download. PDF Download.

Baetens P, Brewaeys A (2001). Lesbian couples requesting donor insemination: an update of the knowledge with regard to lesbian mother families. Human Reproduction Update, 7(5): 512-9.  Abstract. PDF Download

Bailey MJ, Bobrow D, Wolfe M, North SM (1995). Sexual orientation of adult sons of gay fathers. Developmental Psychology, 31(1): 124-129. (Page for Download: Rich Text Format (RTF) Download)

Balsam KF, Rothblum ED, Beauchaine TP, Solomon SE (2008). Three-Year Follow-Up of Same-Sex Couples Who Had Civil Unions in Vermont, Same-Sex Couples Not in Civil Unions, and Heterosexual Married Siblings. Developmental Psychology 44(1): 102-116. PDF Download. Download Page. PDF Download.

Bauermeister JA, Johns MM, Sandfort TG, Eisenberg A, Grossman AH, D'Augelli AR (2010). Relationship trajectories and psychological well-being among sexual minority youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(10): 1148-63. PDF Download.

Beals KP, Peplau LA (2001). Social involvement, disclosure of sexual orientation, and the quality of lesbian relationships. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 25: 10-19. PDF Download. Download Page.

Bates F (1996). Is the Tide Truly Turning? - Gays, Lesbians, Adoption and Custody. Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 3(3). Full Text.

Berkowitz D, Marsiglio W (2007). Gay Men: Negotiating Procreative, Father, and Family Identities. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69(2): 366-381. PDF Download. Abstract.

Biblarz TJ, Savci (2010). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(3): 480–497. PDF Download. Abstract.

Bird, Kassa (2004). Towards a Feminist Analysis of Lesbian Relationship Violence II. Conference paper. Word Download. Download Page.

Bonnet, Marie-Jo (1998). La reconnaissance du couple homosexuel: normalisation ou revolution symbolique?  Full Text.

Black DA, Sanders SG, Taylor LJ (2007). The Economics of Lesbian and Gay Families. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(2): 53–70. PDF Download.

Blando JA (2001). Twice Hidden: Older Gay and Lesbian Couples, Friends, and Intimacy. Generations, 25(2): 87-89. PDF Download.

Bos HMW, Gartrell N, Van Balen F, Peyser H, et al. (2008). Children in planned lesbian families: A cross-cultural comparison between the USA and the Netherlands. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78(2): 211-219. PDF Download. Download Page.

Bos HM, Gartrell NK, Peyser H, van Balen F. (2008). The USA National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS): Homophobia, Psychological Adjustment, and Protective Factors. Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol. 12(4): 455-71. PDF Download

Bradford J, Kirsten Barrett K, Honnold JA: NGLTF (2002). 2000 Census and Same-Sex Households: A User's Guide. Download PageAll NGLTF Documents. Home Page.

Brown HC, Cocker C (2008). Lesbian and gay fostering and adoption: out of the closet into the mainstream? Adoption and Fostering, 32(4): 19-30. Abstract. Full Text.

Buchholz SE (2000). Experiences of lesbian couples during childbirth. Nursing Outlook, 48(6): 307-311. Full Text N/A: PDF Download), PubMed Abstract.

Butler AG (2000). Trends in Same-gender Sexual Partnering, 1988-1998. Journal of Sex Research, 37(4): 333-43. Full Text, Find Articles: findarticles.com. (Journal of Sex Research: Table of Contents

Cahill S, Kenneth T. Jones KT: NGLTF (2001). Leaving Our Children Behind: Welfare Reform and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community. Download Page. PDF Download. All NGLTF Documents

Cahill S, Mitra Ellen M, Tobias S: NGLTF (2003). Family Policy: Issues Affecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender FamiliesWebPage to Download the following sections N/A: Table of Contents, Preface, Intro. and Executive Summary, Our Families, Partner Recognition, GLBT Parents and Their Children, GLBT Youth and Children of GLBT Parents, GLBT Elders, Our Health and Well-Being, Discrimination and GLBT Families, Conclusion and Policy Recommendations, Bibliography, Resources, Acknowledgments. PDF Download. Download Page. All NGLTF Documents

Cahill S, Slater S (2004). Massachusetts Equal Marriage Rights Policy Brief. PDF Download. All NGLTF Documents. xx

Cahill S, South K, Spade J: NGLTF (2000). Outing Age: Public Policy Issues Affecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders. PDF Download. Download Page. All NGLTF Documents.

Card, Claudia (1996). Against Marriage and Motherhood. Hypatia, 11(3): 1-23. Full Text.

Carpenter C, Gates GJ (2008). Gay and lesbian partnership: evidence from California. Demography, 45(3): 573-590. PDF Download. PDF Download. PDF Download. PubMed Abstract.

Chan C (2005)Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships: An overview. Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse.  PDF Download.

Chen, Chung Han (2011). A Feasibility Study of IPV among Gay Men in Metro Atlanta Using Social Media. Public Health Theses. Paper 180. Master's Dissertation, Public Health, Georgia State University. PDF Download. Download Page.

Chatkin I (2000). babes IN ARMS. Are two moms better than one? Los Angeles Magazine, July 01. 9 pages. Full Text N/A, Find Articles: findarticles.com.

Christensen JK (1992). Perceived Relationship Qualities in Cohabiting Gay Couples of Ten or More Years: A Qualitative Study. Progress: Family Systems Research and Therapy, 1, 83-93.  Full Text.

Clausell, Eric (2011). The interpersonal and mental health implications of the coherence of coming out narratives for a sample of gay men in committed romantic relationships. PhD Dissertation, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois. PDF Download. Download Page.

Coan DL (2001). Survey on Same-Sex Intimate Partner Abuse in Santa Clara County. Download PageWord Download.

Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health (2002). Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents. Pediatrics, 109(2): 339-340. American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement. Full Text.

Conley TD, Roesch SC, Peplau LA, Gold MS (2009). Testing the positive illusions model of relationship satisfaction among gay and lesbian couples. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39 (6): 1417-1431. PDF Download. Download Page.

Conlin, Susan M (2001). The ongoing "coming out" process of lesbian parents. Master of Science Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Stout. PDF Download. Download Page.

Coolidge, David O (1998). Playing the Loving Card: Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Analogy. BYU Journal of Public Law, 12(2). Full Text.

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