Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians
Cleis Press, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 169 pages
Coming out to mom is a lesbian rite of passage. InDifferent Daughters, thirty mothers of lesbians come together to trace their journeys towards acceptance of their daughters. Facing their fears and confusion, prejudice and misunderstandings, they speak honesty and bravely about the difficulties and joys of life with their "different daughters."
Writing about families, community, religion, grandchildren, bisexuality, transgender issues, and coming out, the authors ofDifferent Daughtersraise questions shared by all mothers: How can we accept our children for who they are? How can we love our children even when they are different from us?
This updated and expanded third edition of Louise Rafkin's landmark anthology includes new stories by mothers of bisexual women and young lesbians, a sister of a lesbian, and the brave testimony of one mother whose lesbian daughter is in the process of redefining her gender.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - avrenim8 - LibraryThing
I bought this to give to my mother to read not long after I came out. I like the reality of the stories and how they reflected every emotion out there, including the rejections. This wasn't just a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LivelyLady - LibraryThing
Interesting collection of mothers' reactions to their daughters' lesbianism. As a mother of such a daughter, I felt consoled to see my multitude of feelings reflected somewhere in the book. I am giving the book to my daughter to pass on to any of her friends' mothers who could benefit. Read full review