Rocking the Cradle

Rocking the Cradle

Gay Parenting

Streaming Video - 2009
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Prior to the 1960s, the idea of same-sex parenting had yet to reach the consciousness of most Americans. The majority of gays and lesbians did not even consider parenting, fearing the stigma their children might face. By 2000, however, the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that a full one-third of lesbian couples and roughly a quarter of gay male couples had opted to become parents. This program captures six gay/lesbian families in their day-to-day lives. Two of these families are families by adoption, two are co-parenting families, and two are lesbian families by insemination. Man-on-the-street interviews as well as emotional testimonials from the 15 adults and 11 children featured in this film provide a range of perspectives on gay parenting.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2007.
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (38 min.) :,sd., col., digital file +,instructional materials (online)
Alternative Title: Gay parenting
Custom Field2: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 07, 2009.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Gay Parents: Clinic Insemination (5:09) -- Gay Parents: Co-Parenting Families (3:29) -- Gay Families by Adoption (3:31) -- Gay Parents: Challenges (3:21) -- Challenges Facing Children of Gay Parents (4:30) -- Social Intolerance of Gay Parents (4:16) -- Child RIghts and Gay Parenting (2:50) -- What Gay Parents Want for Their Children (6:39)
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