Out of the Ordinary
Essays on Growing Up with Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents
ISBN10: 0312244894 ISBN13: 9780312244897 Contributors: Howey, Noelle (Editor); Samuels, Ellen (Editor) Publisher: Stonewall Inn Editions Published: Aug 1 2000 Pages: 216 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
Out of the Ordinary is a truly unique anthology, a groundbreaking collection of essays by the grown children of lesbian, gay, and transgender parents. Ranging from humorous to poignant, the essays touch on some of the most important and complicated issues facing them: dealing with a parent's sexuality while developing an identity of one's own; overcoming homophobia at school and at family or social gatherings; and defining the modern family. In a time when traditional family structure has undergone radical change, Out of the Ordinary is an important look at the meaning of love, family, and relationships, and will speak to anyone who has lived or is interested in non-traditional families.
With a foreword by Margarethe Cammermeyer, Ph.D., author of Serving in Silence, and a preface by columnist and author Dan Savage, Out of the Ordinary also includes a resource guide of organizations that offer support for the hundreds of thousands of gay, lesbian, and transgender parents and their children. As the demographic increases, this book becomes an invaluable tool for learning, understanding, and acceptance.