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    LGBTQ parenting post heterosexual relationship dissolution

    Tasker, Fiona and Lavender-Stott, E.S. (2020) LGBTQ parenting post heterosexual relationship dissolution. In: Goldberg, A.E. and Allen, K.R. (eds.) LGBTQ-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice (2nd Edition)). New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 3-23. ISBN 9783030356095.

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    The chapter examines parenting among sexual and gender minorities post heterosexual relationship dissolution (PHRD). Reviewing the literature around intersecting identities of LGBTQ parents, we consider how religion, race, and socioeconomic status are associated with routes into and out of heterosexual relationships and variation in the lived experience of sexual and gender identity minorities, in particular how LGBTQ parents PHRD feel about being out. Further consideration is given to examining how family relationships change and develop as parental sexual and/or gender identity changes. We also explore the impact of PHRD identity and parenthood on new partnerships and stepfamily experiences. The chapter addresses the reciprocal relationship between research on LGBTQ parenting and policy and legal influences that impact upon the experience of LGBTQ parenting PHRD when custody and access are disputed. Finally, the chapter includes future research directions and implications for practice in an area that has been revitalized in recent years.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Author Accepted Manuscript version of the chapter, reproduced with permission. The final authenticated version is available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): coming out, custody, divorce, family processes, family structure, LGBTQ parents, parenting, post-heterosexual relationship, same-sex relationships, stepfamilies
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of (Closed)
    Depositing User: Fiona Tasker
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2021 09:39
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:53


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