Growing Up With Gay Parents

Abigail Garner
* Wrote, MyTurn column in Newsweek about growing up with Gay parents
* Founder,

Jesse Gilbert
* Raised by two mothers and several other women in an urban compound

Charlotte Patterson
* Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia

Jakii Edwards
* Author, Like Mother, Like Daughter?: The Effects of Growing Up in a Homosexual Home (Unknown, 2001)

Noelle Howey
* Editor Out of The Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up With Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Parent (St. Martin's Press, 2000)
* Author of the forthcoming book Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods, My Mother's, My Father's and Mine (Picador USA, May 2002)

Kids of all ages and backgrounds would probably agree that simply having parents is enough to fuel teenage angst. So, what if one or both of your parents is openly gay? Does this make growing up even more difficult? On the next Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan talks with young adults who were raised by openly gay parents.



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