BOOK REVIEW: Pride and Joy: A guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents by Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt
Pride and Joy: A guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents
Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt
There have always been lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents. But now there is a ‘gayby boom’. Changes in social attitudes, the law and medical technology mean that more LGBT people are becoming parents, and living proud and open family lives. Yet there are still few role models.
Pride and Joy is full of stories, advice and real-life experience from LGBT parents and their children. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, sometimes surprising, every story sheds new light on what it’s like for LGBT people raising children in the UK and Ireland today. All of them constructive, healthy and superbly loving families filled with honest appraisal and love.
Pride and Joy is positive and practical. Its inclusive and see’s things from a LGBT perspective, It covers everything from starting a family, dealing with schools, talking with children about different families, and maintaining an LGBT identity as a parent. The Hagger-Holt’s have done some serious research and interviews to ensure this book covers just about every aspect of LGBT* parenting, their consideration and breadth of experience shines through this book and the authors ability to condense and reflect complex ideas in an easy digestible way gives this book a clarity and simplicity of approach which allows the joy of parenting to stay the focus, and good parenting to be the aim.
This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand issues facing LGBT families including parents or prospective parents; extended families and friends; and social workers, teachers and other professionals. Superb.
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