Data Sources on Parents
The Gay and Lesbian Atlas, available from the Urban Institute bookstore, draws on the most recent data from the U.S. Census, offering a detailed geographic and demographic portrait of gay and lesbian families in all 50 states, plus the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas.
Published by the American Psychological Association, Lesbian and Gay Parenting: A Resource for Psychologists includes a summary of research findings on lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children; an annotated bibliography of the published psychological literature; and additional resources relevant to lesbian and gay parenting.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) civil rights and advocacy organization. The task force works to build the grassroots political strength of the community by training state and local activists and leaders and organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-GLBTQ referenda and advance pro-LGBTQ legislation. Information on LGBTQ parenting includes reports, research, and tools.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. They also work to expand protections for families and also defend gay parents whose relationships with their children are threatened because of homophobia. Information on The Family page of Lambda's website includes briefs, resources, publications, fact sheets, and court cases relating to LGBTQ parents.
CWLA Services and Supports
CWLA provides direct support to agencies that serve children and families and improves the quality of the services they provide to more than 9 million children every year. CWLA produces programs, publications, research, conferences, professional development, and consultation. Information on LGBTQ youth is available at www.cwla.org/programs/culture/glbtq.htm.
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