Different daughters: a book by mothers of lesbians

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Cleis Press, 1996 - Social Science - 161 pages
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Coming out to mom is a lesbian rite of passage. Different Daughtersre flects the complex feelings which 25 mothers of lesbians experienced when their daughters revealed their sexual orientation. Rafkin writes, "I imagined the book for mothers that would somehow make everything okay".

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User 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

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User 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


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A Place at the Table
A Tradition of Strength

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