LGBT parenting refers to lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT people raising one or more children as parents or foster care parents. This includes: children raised by same-sex couples same-sex parenting , children raised by single LGBT parents, and children raised by an opposite-sex couple where at least one partner is LGBT. However, scientific research consistently shows that gay and lesbian parents are as fit and capable as heterosexual parents, and their children are as psychologically healthy and well-adjusted as those reared by heterosexual parents. LGBT people can become parents through various means including current or former relationships, coparenting , adoption , foster care , donor insemination , reciprocal IVF , and surrogacy. Some children do not know they have an LGBT parent; coming out issues vary and some parents may never reveal to their children that they identify as LGBT. Accordingly, how children respond to their LGBT parent s coming out has little to do with their sexual orientation or gender identification of choice, but rather with how either parent responds to acts of coming out; i.
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Gay Oklahomans like my uncle, son of Oral Roberts, bear the weight of stories the straights refuse to tell. Now I am chasing down — and sharing — his own tale. At age 37, Uncle Ronnie was found in a car on the side of a backcountry road, shot dead. He was gay and closeted and, for 10 years now, I have been chasing what few facts remain about the part of his life my family has swept under the rug. I chase after this private history because I am gay as well and, if I am silent, my family could erase me the way they have tried to erase my uncle. In the world of my childhood — spent on a Pentecostal compound in Oklahoma — my uncle Ronnie was a hothouse flower: the way he laughed; the way he smiled through his beard; his professorial cardigan; his glasses; his pipe. I remember him the way you might remember the way the sky was lit on a great day 20 years ago: brightly yet faintly.
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Every weekend starting in the fall, the Gay family — Tim, Grace, and their adult children, Emily, Daniel, and John — get to work on their family lights. One of the kids drives a long distances to come back and work every weekend starting in September to put the display together. The Gay family of LaGrangeville, N.