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1467 - LGBT Families

Sat, August 11, 2:30 to 4:10pm, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Floor: Level 4, Franklin Hall 3

Session Submission Type: Paper Session 100min


This session focuses on the families of the LGBT Population. It addresses the state of research on LGBT families and showcases findings from several new qualitative data collections involving the LGBT population. One paper reviews patterns of scholarship on LGBT families in the New Millennium by focusing on studies published in Journal of Marriage and Family between 2005 and 2017. Two of the qualitative papers examine the ties between LGBT individuals and their parents during the coming out process and two consider the experiences of gay fathers and how they differ depending on the context.Heteronormativity and precarity are some themes that cut across the papers.

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