Research Report on LGB-Parent Families
By Abbie E. Goldberg, Nanette K. Gartrell, Gary Gates
LGB parenting has grown more visible over the past few decades. Research on LGB parents and their children has proliferated alongside this increasing visibility. This report addresses the research on LGB parenting, focusing on several main content areas: family building by LGB people; the transition to parenthood for LGB parents; and functioning and experiences of LGB parents and their children. In addition to discussing what we know about LGB-parent families, we identify gaps in our knowledge, and highlight key areas that future studies should aim to address, including how race, ethnicity, social class, and geographic factors shape the experiences of LGB parents and their children.