So many of our favorite celebrities are part of the LGBT community, and we just adore them. Raised in Queens by his mother, 50 was a kid that had a difficult lifestyle. Sadly, she was also addicted to drugs and alcohol and she was killed when 50 was just a teen. He was then raised by his grandmother. However, he has said time and time again that despite her addictions, his mother did the best job that she could with him.
Jennifer was a co-author on two papers cited in this document, as disclosed in the text. Simon Crouch is a co-author on three papers cited in the article. When asked for sources to support his statements, a spokesperson for Kevin Andrews told The Conversation:. The majority of research on this topic shows that children or adolescents raised by same-sex parents fare equally as well as those raised by opposite-sex parents on a wide range of social, emotional, health and academic outcomes. It argues that healthy, stable, and happy marriages are the optimal institution for promoting individual well being and healthy societies. Some research has shown that these benefits are associated with higher average income and education levels among married couples, rather than marriage itself. In fact, some research suggests same-sex marriage would provide benefits for children being raised in these families.
For the past five years, Gabriela Herman has been photographing and interviewing people from all over the country with one or more LGBTQ parent. I think that my parents did a fantastic job of helping to raise me to be a strong woman, but in terms of that question piece about where did I come from—sometimes I still wonder that, and then other times it just kinda disappears in terms of its importance. I wasn't the only one who knew gay people and it wasn't this dark secret that I had to hide. When I was really little I wanted to marry my best friend so I was like, 'Oh, it's like me and Sarah? I had less trouble with two moms and more issues with finding myself, you know, with race and ethnicity.
The children of lesbian parents are less likely to identify as heterosexual as adults and much more likely to report same-sex attraction, according to a long-term study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, a think tank focused on sexual orientation and gender. As many as 6 million children and adults in the U. Nanette Gartrell, M. Started in , the study has been following the offspring of lesbian parents from conception into adulthood.