Hey Conservatives — Gays Are Better Parents Than You

From Alternet

By Ellen Friedrichs, AlterNet
Posted on July 16, 2010, Printed on July 16, 2010

When I ask 29-year-old Kellen Kaiser if I can get her take on a few new studies demonstrating the benefits to gay parenting, she jokingly warns me that she’s biased.

That isn’t really surprising given the family that the L.A.-based actress and writer grew up in. Born after three lesbian friends decided to co-parent (and one ultimately became pregnant), Kaiser was also raised by her biological mother’s long-term partner, alongside a brother who was the product of a known gay sperm donor.

Though this model of parenting may be unfamiliar to the average American, (and the specifics of this particular family are, of course, not characteristic of the entire LGBT community), to Kaiser, the strengths are obvious. As she says, “I certainly feel like I gained from being exposed to so many different and wonderful adults in my life. I think gay parents are more intentional on the whole than the average straight parent. Parenting is less done on automatic. Gay families tend to reexamine and reform traditions to the particular needs of their families and children.”

She’s not alone in this assessment, and research is beginning to back her up.

Continue reading at:  http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/147565/hey_conservatives_–_gays_are_better_parents_than_you/

One Response to “Hey Conservatives — Gays Are Better Parents Than You”

  1. firefall Says:

    Hell, Wolves are better parents than conservatives are :/

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