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Title Spawning generations : rants and reflections on growing up with LGBTQ+ parents / Sadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook, editors
Published Bradford, Ontario : Demeter Press, 2018
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Contents Cover; Copyright; Title Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. Beginnings; 1. Rainbow Kid; 2. Spawn; 3. Gathering Voices; 4. 1986; 5. My Life as a Play; 6. Insider/Outsider; 7. Closets of Fear, Islands of Love; 8. The Love of the Princess; 9. Sweating the Gay Stuff; II. Middles; 10. Eighteen; 11. A Homophobe at Body Electric; 12. Glitter in the Dishwasher; 13. Leslie's Girl; 14. Roots and Rainbows; 15. Did I Make My Mother Gay?; 16. Gayby Baby; 17. Don't Leave Me This Way; III. Endings; 18. Jannit's Pink Lesbian Kitchen
19. My Moms Are Getting Gay Married, But I Wont' Be There20. If You're Gay, What Am I?; 21. We Are Made of Generations; 22. Watching Roseanne; 23. Resistance, Like Leather, Is a Beautiful Thing; 24. In Between Heart and Break; About the Contributors; About the Editors
Summary "As queerspawn, we have often presented our lives to conform to other people's expectations of what has been difficult for us, and what we have risen above. We have felt the pressure to be perfect in order to prove to the skeptics, the disbelievers, the pessimists, the straight-up haters, that we are a social experiment gone 'right, ' producing 'well-adjusted' children. This anthology is about carving out a space for our voices. It is an attempt to create space for our stories without the pressures of having to conform to a narrative that demands perfection, that demands proving to on-lookers, both outside of and within queer communities, that we turned out 'all right.' If you are looking for that narrative in this collection, you won't find it. Instead you will find voices that ask: What does it mean to be 'well-adjusted' in a world that teaches us to lie about our imperfections and to believe that we are alone in those imperfections? What does it means to be 'well adjusted' in a world that is ripe with problems and fraught with violence? What does it mean to be resilient in a world that will not allow us to reveal our imperfections for fear of putting our family's safety at risk? We are in fact, and all at once, resilient, imperfect, and fiercely protective of our families. We exist in a world of grey and this anthology is a reflection of our actual experiences, airbrushed for no one - at times humorous, light, joyous, prideful, and hopeful, at other times sad, and full of grief, guilt, shame, denial, resentment, and anger."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 01, 2018)
Subject Children of gay parents.
Children of sexual minority parents.
Parent and child.
Children of gay parents.
Children of sexual minority parents.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Parenting -- Single Parent.
Parent and child.
Form Electronic book
Author Epstein-Fine, Sadie, 1992- editor.
Zook, Makeda, 1986- editor.
ISBN 1772581801
1772581828
9781772581805
9781772581829