Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Tale of Targeting

I am a professor of English and Classics at Cal State-Northridge, where I began teaching in 2008 after earning my doctorate in English and MA in Classics from SUNY. I specialize in American literature and published a scholarly study of American writers and conservatism in 2011.

On August 6, 2012, I published an essay in Public Discourse, entitled “Growing Up with Two Moms.” It described my life growing up with a lesbian mother and her partner. Discussion of same-sex parenting until that point generally treated the children of gay parents as extensions of gay adults. Whatever was good for gay adults was presumed to benefit children they raised. No serious consideration was given to divergence between the children’s interests and the interests of gay adults who wanted and loved them.  (more...)

Further coverage:

What every LGBT "ally" needs to know from Robert Lopez on Vimeo.
In this three-way conversation, three people whose lives have been impacted by same-sex parenting discuss how they have been treated by the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD after making their truthful stories public.

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