LGBTQ-parent families in community context

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LGBTQ parents and their children live in every type of community; differences in location are linked to intersections of race, class, gender, and place-based attachments and identities. Residential communities vary in their social climate for LGBTQ issues, and community climate variations have an impact on the health and well-being, as well as the political engagement, of LGBTQ parents and their children. In this chapter, we describe what is known about the climate within local legal, political, religious, educational, and employment contexts that LGBTQ parents and their children traverse in daily living. We summarize the research on how this climate impacts their quality of life. Also, we discuss the importance of understanding communities as ever-changing, in part due to the efforts of LGBTQ parents and their children. Finally, we discuss the importance of future research focused on transgender parents and their children and the need for a more global perspective.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLGBTQ-Parent Families
Subtitle of host publicationInnovations in Research and Implications for Practice
Editors Abbie E Goldberg, Katherine R Allen
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030356101
ISBN (Print)9783030356095, 9783030356125
StatePublished - Apr 3 2020


  • Community climate
  • Workplace
  • Schools
  • Residential community
  • Religion
  • Political activism
  • Minority stress theory
  • LGBTQ parents
  • Legal climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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