Lesbian and gay youth's aspirations for marriage and raising children

Anthony R. D'Augelli, H. Jonathon Rendina, Katerina O. Sinclair, Arnold H. Grossman

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One hundred and thirty-three lesbian and gay youth were interviewed about their interests in long-term relationships, same-sex marriage, and becoming parents. One-third of the males and one-half of the females considered future long-term relationships extremely important; 61% of the males and 82% of the females expected such relationships to be monogamous. One-third of the males and two-thirds of the females said they would very likely marry. Only 14% of the males and four females were disinterested in raising children. Counselors working with lesbian and gay youth should explore youth's expectations for relationships and for child-rearing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-98
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 28 2008


  • Gay marriage
  • Gay parenting
  • Gay youth
  • Homosexuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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