Now That You Know
Author : Betty Fairchild
Publisher : Harcourt
Published Year : 10/1/1989
Edition : Updated
Format : Paperback - Paperback, 288 pages
Subject : Basic Sciences, Family - Assorted Topics, Gay & Lesbian Studies
Dimensions : 5.35 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 0.70 (d)
ISBN : 015667601X
ISBN13 : 9780156676014
Overview :Enlightening and positive, informative and compassionate, Now That You Know has become a standard reference for families with gay sons or daughters. Written by two mothers of gay children, the book discusses the nature of homosexuality and works toward helping both children and parents understand the experience of the other. Fairchild and Hayward counsel parents how to respond supportively to gay children and focus on bringing families together and maintaining the bonds of acceptance and affirmation. They inform parents on the pressing health and emotional issues that affect the gay and lesbian communities today -- an entire chapter, updated for this edition, is devoted to AIDS as well as a chapter on gays and religion and the concept of gay/lesbian marriages. And it directs parents toward the support that they need to navigate these previously unknown waters.
A guide, written by parents of gay children, which addresses itself to the questions faced by the parents of homosexuals.