Benefits of Queer Parenting
According to a new study in the January issue of Developmental
Psychology, it suggests, "Neither the absence of a father nor the presence
of a homosexual parents interferes with a child's emotional
According to this article it is noted that most of the sons of gay father are heterosexual. In a study of 55 gay/bi queer males, with a total of 82 sons that are 17 or older, 43 of them were contacted by J. Michael Baily, a psychologist from Northwestern University. All except 7 of the fathers were certain of their son's orientation. This resulted in there being 75 left and 7/75 were queer which is 9%.
This data shows a higher percentage of homosexuality in western culture, but it is less than what is found in male identical and fraternal twins. Researchers suggested that homosexuality in sons might be due to an inherited influence.
Also queer sons spent less time living with their queer fathers than most sons' which shows that being around queer men did not influence their sons behaviors.
Another study done by David K. Flaks of St. Francis Medical Center, studies 3-9 year olds of 15 lesbian and straight couples and found that the emotional and behavior adjustment was the same in each group. Also it was found that both groups had good parenting skills.
A study on 26 lesbian couples who had 4-9 year olds through artificial
insemination done by Psychologist Charlotte J. Patterson from the University of
Virginia, found a "high" degree of satisfaction with their
relationship with their kids. What was: found chores were divided in
the household and the biological mothers spent more time at home with the
These lesbian couples compared to heterosexual couples of the same background showed good psychological health.