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Queer families

Minority workshop focuses on LGBTQ families [1 August 2008]

LGBTQ families are frequently non-normative, and not just because they’re headed by queer people.  Queer families may consist of single women raising children with sperm donors who maintains links with their offspring.  Two men might raise children together even after breaking up.

All this becomes more complicated when race and/or ethnicity enters the picture.  How does the media respond to such unlikely configurations and what can—and should—LGBTQ families do to effect the representations of their families?

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