An organization of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) parents, caregivers and their families that provides educational programming and materials, trains service providers in cultural competency about LGBTQ families, participates in media and political forums, helps parents advocate for safe and welcoming environments for their children, and facilitates support networks for LGBTQ parents and children.
This report by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission discusses alternative family relationships in and beyond the context of LGBT families. Seniors, single people, the disabled, and many others form alternative families that provide emotional, financial, and caregiving support, but "are made more vulnerable by the absence of family law protections."
This Fenway Health page offers several modules of training materials for clinicians on LGBT health topics. Module 5 provides context on LGBT relationships and parenting, demographics of LGBT couples and families, relationship challenges, legal questions, options for becoming parents, and research on children of LGBT parents.
The longest running and largest research project on LGBT families, this study has followed a cohort of planned lesbian families with children conceived through donor insemination since the 1980s. The research focuses on children's social, psychological and emotional development and the dynamics of planned lesbian families.
This report on LGBT families with children, authored by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), Family Equality Council, and the Center for American Progress (CAP), found that 2 million children are being raised by LGBT parents in 96% of U.S. counties, that children in same-sex couple households are twice as likely to live in poverty as children in married heterosexual households, and that LGBT families are more racially and ethnically diverse.
This supplementary brief to "All Children Matter" (above) describes obstacles to healthcare for children in LGBT families including discriminatory laws affecting health insurance coverage, restrictions on caregiving and medical decision-making, unwelcoming healthcare environments, and increased health disparities. Recommendations include broadened definitions of "family" and "spouse," training of hospital personnel, and more informed data collection.
Video - Marriage and Family Scholars Thinking About LGBT Families
Video of a 2011 symposium on LGBT families at UCLA's Williams Institute. Researchers discuss population data on LGBT families, LGBT African American perceptions of same-sex marriage as a transformative act within their communities, definitions of families, and changing family options.