Hillary Clinton: Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it, or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbours. Being gay is not a western invention. It is a human reality.
i always want to know what happens next. right now i have to take my potential car in to check on the diagnostics. if the problems are too major, i wont have a car. life would be a little more hard. tmw and wednesday i have job interviews. if i dnt get either job. ill be okay for a little while. but probably sad. i just moved to a new place. my roommates seem cool. i think i’ll like it here. my neighborhood not too sure.
this whole experience is kinda like walking into the atlantic ocean.
decisions decisions decisions.
i never swam in the ocean before.
Seventeen-year-olds who were raised by a lesbian couple are just as happy and healthy as 17-year-olds raised by straight parents, according to a new study from the Williams Institute.
The study looked at 78 17-year-olds with lesbian mothers and matched them up with teenagers from similar backgrounds of heterosexual parents. They answered questions about their relationships with their parents and their self confidence, and teens from both groups scored similarly.
The study also found, among teens with lesbian mothers, no difference in quality of life based on donor status (whether they had been conceived by known or unknown donors), experienced stigmatization (whether or not they had experienced discrimination), or maternal relationship continuity (whether their mothers were still together or had separated). “The favorable outcomes for these adolescents are a reflection of good parenting by mothers who prepared their daughters and sons for the prospect of adversity,” said Principal Investigator Nanette Gartrell, MD, of the Williams Institute.
If only naysayers wouldn’t turn a blind eye to studies like these. People who want to be good parents are good parents, regardless of their sexual orientation.