Reports & Research

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents and their children

Report Type: 
August 17, 2004

The vast majority of children’s advocacy organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of Social Workers, and the American Psychological Association (APA):

  • Recognize that gay and lesbian parents are just as good as heterosexual parents, and that children thrive in gay- and lesbian-headed families.

Additionally, research on transgender parents and their children shows:

  • Children are more likely to be hurt by a traumatic separation from their parent than by that parent’s gender identity.