The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA

I am not exactly sure where I read about this book but the topic drew me in.  When our kids were in K-12, the school had an annual event called Love Makes A Family.  It was always one of my favorite community events.  Kids would write about their families and pair it with a photo and each of these stories would be hung on the walls throughout the school.  Their school embraced and accepted everyone and anyone period and that is one of the main things that I always applauded.  Kids embraced their sexuality from a young age and everyone around them embraced it too.

Gabriela Herman shares the stories and photos of children who grew up with gay parents by creating this book, The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA.  Just like all of us, they each have different stories about their families.  Some of them had their parents come out later, some of them never felt comfortable, others were insanely comfortable and some identified as gay themselves.  Everyone’s perspective is completely different as it is for every child.

I will read their stories again and again.  It is an extremely powerful book and I just love it.

Comments (Archived):

  1. lauraglu

    Thank you for sharing this!

  2. awaldstein

    My list of books stacking up in my kindle is long yet I must admit that because i have not really thought about it, I should and may add it to the list.So thanks!Dunno whether you agree with this but as a subway user every day, the amount of people reading hard copy books is really on the rise, noticeably so.I like it btw looking around and seeing what people are interested in.

    1. Gotham Gal

      100%. I see it with my kids and their friends. Retro!

  3. Jeremy Robinson

    So true how accepting children are of our differences starting out….it’s only the adults who either warp their thinking or inspire them. About 14 years ago, our daughter had a teaching experience at a Seattle private school attended by Gates’ kids and one of Bezos’s kids. The school was very accepting and inclusive of LGBTQ parents and life styles. I remember our daughter being delighted to hear little four year olds talking about they had three mommies in their family if the kids parents had divorced and then come out, At least a third of the families had “different”/diverse arrangements and the tone of acceptance by the kids shone through like clean refreshing sunlight on the entire classroom. Our healthy kids teach us to be better and think better every day.

  4. TanyaMonteiro

    Another advantage to life in NYC, I’ve never experienced ‘acceptance period’ and giving as much I did living in that city. Added to my reading list

    1. Gotham Gal

      NYC is definitely a big melting pot of acceptance.