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Author Shelton, Michael, 1965-

Title Family pride : what LGBT families should know about navigating home, school, and safety in their neighborhoods / Michael Shelton ; foreword by Elizabeth Castellana.

Publication Info. Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [2013]


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  306.874 SH44    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  306.874 SHELTON    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  306.874 SH44    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  306.874 SHELTON    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  306.874 SH    Check Shelf
Description xxii, 191 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Queer action/queer ideas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The diversity of LGBT parents -- The war on LGBT families -- Passing -- The stress of the ideal family -- Schools -- Professional services -- Recreation and leisure -- Religious institutions -- The legal system.
Summary An invaluable portrait and roadmap on how to thrive as an LGBT family. The overwhelming success of Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" YouTube project aimed at queer youth highlighted that despite the progress made in gay rights, LGBT people are still at high risk of being victimized. While the national focus remains on the mistreatment of gay people in schools, the reality is that LGBT families also face hostility in various settings--professional, recreational, and social. This is especially evident in rural communities, where the majority of LGBT families live, isolated from support networks more commonly found in urban spaces. Family Pride is the first book for queer parents, families, and allies that emphasizes community safety. Drawing on his years as a dedicated community activist and on the experiences of LGBT parents, Michael Shelton offers concrete strategies that LGBT families can use to intervene in and resolve difficult community issues, teach their children resiliency skills, and find safe and respectful programs for their children.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gay parents -- United States.
Gay couples -- Family relationships -- United States.
Lesbian couples -- Family relationships -- United States.
Parent and child -- United States.
Families -- United States.
Gay rights -- United States.
Homophobia -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
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