Different Daughters

A Book by Mothers of Lesbians
Product Number: EB00646928
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781573448550
Publisher: Cleis Press
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different daughters; louise rafkin; cleis press; LGBT; lesbian; bisexual; transgender; queer; nonfiction; collection; anthology; motherhood; parents; children; daughters; family; siblings; sisters; coming out; sexuality; gender identity; letters; community; society; culture; open;vulnerable; candid; lesson; self-help; child rearing; essays; useful; confusion;prejudice; teens; young adults; love; understanding; acceptance; advice' questions; "This book will help your mom understand. Give it to her."-Betty DeGeneres Coming out to mom is a lesbian rite of passage. In Different Daughters, thirty mothers of lesbians come together to trace their journeys towards acceptance of their daughters. Facing their fears and confusion, prejudice and misunderstandings, they speak honesty and bravely about the difficulties and joys of life with their "different daughters." Writing about families, community, religion, grandchildren, bisexuality, transgender issues, and coming out, the authors of Different Daughtersraise questions shared by all mothers: How can we accept our children for who they are? How can we love our children even when they are different from us? This updated and expanded third edition of Louise Rafkin's landmark anthology includes new stories by mothers of bisexual women and young lesbians, a sister of a lesbian, and the brave testimony of one mother whose lesbian daughter is in the process of redefining her gender.

Original Publish Date: May 01, 2001

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