Groups set up video project to reassure gay teens

Feb 16, 2013 Full story: The Tribune 33

A coalition of gay rights organizations is trying to bolster the confidence of gay teens in response to an Indiana teacher's assertion that gays have no purpose in life.

Full Story
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Celery Stalker

Hinsdale, MA

#23 Feb 17, 2013
Hope my spelling is sufficient. Pathetic poofter always compensating for their frailties.
Celery Stalker

Hinsdale, MA

#24 Feb 17, 2013
Don't forget the brown under the nails.
Stinky Fingers.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#26 Feb 17, 2013
"Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the three decades of research showing that children of gay or lesbian parents are just as mentally healthy as children with heterosexual parents, notes Cerbone.

Children of gay and lesbian parents reported closer ties with their schools and classmates.

Patterson's and others' findings that good parenting, not a parent's sexual orientation, leads to mentally healthy children may not surprise many psychologists. What may be more surprising is the finding that children of same-sex couples seem to be thriving, though they live in a world that is often unaccepting of their parents."

http://www.apa.org/monitor/dec05/kids.aspx


It is the relationship between the parents and child that determines successful outcome, not the gender of the parents.

Anyone who has worked with abused children will tell you from both experience and training, having two parents of the opposite sex is no guarantee the parents will not emotionally and/or physically abuse the child. Gay parents are motivated to be parents, while many straight parents are not. Many straight parents have accidental and unwanted children, while others simply have no idea how to be good parents.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#27 Feb 17, 2013
Teatamony from those opposed to marriage equality, from the Hawaii Supreme Court case:

Dr Eggebeen (witness against marriage equality) also conceded that "gay and lesbian couples can , and do, make excellent parents" "that they are capable of raising a healthy child", and "that children of same sex couples would be helped if their families had access to or were able to receive benefits of marriage".

Dr. Charlotte Patterson: there was "no data or research which establishes that gay fathers and lesbian mothers are less capable of being good parents than non-gay people."

Dr. David Brodzinsky: The issue is not the structural variable, biological versus nonbiological, one parent versus two parent. The issue is really the process variables, how children are cared for, is the child provided warmth, it the child provided consistency of care, is the child provided a stimulated environment, is the child given support.... and when you take a look at structural variables, there's not all that much support that structural variable in and of themselves are all that important."

Dr. Pepper Shwartz: "the primary quality of parenting is not the parenting structure, or biology, but is the nurturing relationship between parent and child."

And this from anti-marriage equality director of the Institute for American Values David Blankenhorn, one of the few witnesses who testified in favor of Prop 8:

“Gay marriage would be a victory for the worthy ideas of tolerance and inclusion. It would likely decrease the number of those in society who tend to be viewed warily as ‘other’ and increase the number who are accepted as part of ‘us.’ In that respect, gay marriage would be a victory for, and another key expansion of, the American idea.”
Brown Lipstick

Hinsdale, MA

#28 Feb 17, 2013
Did that skewed study include Thomas now Tammy Lobel of SF, Ca. Not to mention these skewed studies come from people that reject the word "normal" or "Moral" as silly metaphors. Why should we believe any study by any group of people so left leaning since the 60's that they fail to take into acoount their own peddling of 'imperfections'
This country is upside down morally, physically, spiritually, and financially for a reason. Queerty is just one of those reasons.

Fweddy n Fanny
Brown Lipstick

Hinsdale, MA

#29 Feb 17, 2013
One simple question.
Do you consider the handling of Thomas now Tammy Lobel a normal parental upbringing? If so why?

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#30 Feb 17, 2013
Celery Stalker wrote:
It is a FACT that children brought up in a single parent home are at a disadvantage when they grow up, proven FACT.
My partner and I have no interest in any children, so we are fortunately exempt.
Celery Stalker wrote:
Two people of the ss are sure to make it even worse and said child is literally guaranteed to have an "Identity crisis" growing up.
Your lack of research is appalling (but typical for people in your position). We ALREADY have the scientific findings that these children grow up fine, not to mention the testimony of the children THEMSELVES. You can throw around the word "literally" all you want, but it doesn't make anything literal.
Celery Stalker wrote:
When the state is involved in child placement they should always ensure a 'male' father' and 'female' mother for any child.
You'd better have a chat with the state, then, because they place children with SINGLE parents quite often. I'm sure they'll turn things around once they hear from you.
Celery Stalker wrote:
Of course you would disagree you have a mental illness.
Yeah, it's called "looking things up for actual facts" syndrome. You'd better look out, I hear it's spreading.
Quest

Drakes Branch, VA

#31 Feb 17, 2013
Celery Stalker wrote:
<quoted text>
.........
When the state is involved in child placement they should always ensure a 'male' father' and 'female' mother for any child.
Of course you would disagree you have a mental illness.
The facts have a "mental illness"?

You need some proof of your claims. Do you have any?

We can provide proof that same sex couples are perfectly capable of raising healthy children. What do you have?

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#32 Feb 17, 2013
fr Celery Stalker:

>It is a FACT that children brought up in a single parent home are at a disadvantage when they grow up, proven FACT....<

Cite your sources. WhirledNUTSdaily and faux shnews will not be accepted as sources, as they are not real news sources.

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#33 Feb 17, 2013
Celery Stalker wrote:
Hope my spelling is sufficient. Pathetic poofter always compensating for their frailties.
Nope.. just highlights your lack of IQ and intelligence.

par for the course for jackazzes like yourself.
FORE!
IQ of 118

Hinsdale, MA

#34 Feb 17, 2013
Troth for Leogere wrote:
<quoted text>Nope.. just highlights your lack of IQ and intelligence.
par for the course for jackazzes like yourself.
FORE!
Wow! Your golf lingo is impressive.[sic]

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#35 Feb 17, 2013
heck even hitler showed more compassion to others then the american christian does
Happy Anniversary 1913

Hinsdale, MA

#36 Feb 18, 2013
Lililth_Satans_Bore wrote:
heck even hitler showed more compassion to others then the american christian does
The left liberal Christains yes. If there is such a thing, just ask obama or Clinton. Nothing like hitting a target by mistake eh Lilly?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Gay/Lesbian Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Has Gaga Lost the Gays? 47 min music talk 7
Is Vladimir Putin Another Adolf Hitler? 50 min Pro Ukraine 1,455
Once more on fascism knocking on the Balkan doo... (Aug '09) 1 hr EurovisionAL 1,954
Anti-gay Tenn. billboard stirs religion debate 1 hr Fa-Foxy 139
Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil U... (Dec '10) 1 hr D-U-H 49,883
Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer sold to Russians! 2 hr Poof1 9
Gay marriage cases await early Supreme Court de... 3 hr DebraE 472
Gay marriage (Mar '13) 3 hr SHIRLEY 55,985
Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage? 4 hr SHIRLEY 1,214
Biggest Gay Lies 5 hr OLD SARGE 2,029
•••

Gay/Lesbian People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••